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October 24, 2014

This week (October 20-24) is National School Bus Safety Week

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This week (October 20-24) is National School Bus Safety Week. This week is set aside for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Harnett County Schools has about 250 buses on the roads across our county every day. Please do your part. Always “#Brake 4 Buses” and watch for children crossing the road.

This week (October 20-24) is National School Bus Safety Week

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This week (October 20-24) is National School Bus Safety Week. This week is set aside for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. Harnett County Schools has about 250 buses on the roads across our county every day. Please do your part. Always “#Brake 4 Buses” and watch for children crossing the road.

Western Harnett Middle kicked off its Accelerated Reader program

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On October 9th, Western Harnett Middle kicked off its Accelerated Reader program with a visit from Gaylord the Camel and the Campbell University cheerleaders. By offering incentives and encouraging students to “drop everything and read,” teachers expect to see an increase in reading comprehension, which will reflect in an improvement in all areas of learning.

Missing Harnett County Girl Found

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  Coats, NC — A Silver Alert for a missing Harnett County teenager was canceled after the 17-year-old was found. Starry Sky McCallister was last seen at 3342 Ebenezer Church Road in Coats late Thursday morning, according to the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons. She is believed to have a cognitive impairment. The alert was cancelled just past 8 p.m.

Complaint Filed Against Rep. Mike Stone with the State Ethics Board

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Complaint Filed Against Rep. Mike Stone with the State Ethics Board By Daniel Glover   The Progress North Carolina group has filed a complaint against Rep. Mike Stone that represents both Harnett and Lee County. In the below complaint filed with the State Ethics Board the group claims that Rep. Stone violated law by holding a raffle for a political fundraiser and failing to report correct information on some of the funds being paid from the campaign account of Rep. Stone.      

Track Harnett County Crime with Free Online Public Crime Map

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  Track Harnett County Crime with Free Online Public Crime Map   On October 13, the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office began sharing their crime data on RAIDS Online, a free public crime map provided by BAIR Analytics. RAIDS Online is a web-based application which makes crime data, supplied directly by Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, available to the public in a free crime map. Harnett County Sheriff is the 29th law enforcement agency in North Carolina and one of over 550 in 46 states to use the service. Nearby law enforcement agencies like Durham PD, Apex PD and others already share …continue reading

Veterans Health Fair Coming to Spring Lake Oct. 25

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  Veterans Health Fair Coming to Spring Lake Oct. 25 “Cumberland and surrounding counties’ Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system” FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville area Veterans can enroll in the VA health care system and receive health information about various services available to them from representatives of the Fayetteville VA Medical Center (VAMC) Rural Health Outreach team on Oct. 25.  In addition, health information and counseling plus services such as blood glucose, blood pressure and oximetry testing will be available to the public. The medical center’s rural health team is participating in a health information fair hosted …continue reading

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