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August 29, 2014

Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss

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Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss After many months of rumors flaring about the financial stability and lack of ability to pay outstanding debt,  The Harnett Dispatch has uncovered  tax form 990 filed by Harnett Health system for the fiscal year that ran from October of 2012 to September 2013, the report shows that Harnett Health had a $24,374,390 loss.  Harnett Health owns and operates Betsy Johnson and Central Harnett Hospitals along with primary care physician practices in Angier, Coats, Dunn, and Lillington as well as OB/GYN and pediatric practices in Dunn.  Their outpatient centers include Lillington …continue reading

Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss

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Harnett Health System Reports Over 24 Million Dollar Loss After many months of rumors flaring about the financial stability and lack of ability to pay outstanding debt,  The Harnett Dispatch has uncovered  tax form 990 filed by Harnett Health system for the fiscal year that ran from October of 2012 to September 2013, the report shows that Harnett Health had a $24,374,390 loss.  Harnett Health owns and operates Betsy Johnson and Central Harnett Hospitals along with primary care physician practices in Angier, Coats, Dunn, and Lillington as well as OB/GYN and pediatric practices in Dunn.  Their outpatient centers include Lillington …continue reading

Former Overhills High Principal to take on Role as Program Coordinator.

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Former Overhills High Principal to take on Role as Program Coordinator.   In a unanimous decision made today by Harnett County School Board Dr. Kylon Middleton, former OverHills High Principal has been reassigned to the Success Program that is part of the Star Academy.  Success Academy provides intervention and prevention services, such as credit recovery, which will improve quality educational opportunities for students at risk of failure and dropping out. This center also provides an environment that optimizes students’ chances of graduating and becoming productive citizens.          

Home Destroyed By Fire

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  Home Destroyed By Fire   A home was destroyed by fire on Clayhole Rd , Coats-Grove, Buies Creek and Erwin fire crews responded.

Feds File Charges Against Dunn Man

  From Wral”” RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal grand jury in Raleigh this week indicted a Harnett County man on three charges stemming from accusations that sent a threatening message through Facebook to a witnesses in a drug trial.   Court documents allege Justin Ontario Pressley, 28, wrote, “I hope a choppa bullet penetrate ya (expletive deleted) chest soon as u step out dat courtroom” following the July 22 testimony of two men testifying against Pressley’s uncle in federal court.   Investigators allege that the message was meant to “to hinder, delay and prevent the testimony of such person in …continue reading

High School Football

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High School Football   Apex 46, Harnett Central 10 Cape Fear 39, Erwin Triton 7 Southern Lee 21, Western Harnett 6 Pinecrest 23, Spring Lake Overhills 12

Congratulations to Vera Jones, Director of Student Services

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  Congratulations to Vera Jones, Director of Student Services, for being awarded the Superintendent’s Distinguished Service Award at the Back to School Convocation!Mrs. Jones has worked for HCS for 23 years and was high school guidance counselor before joining the central services team. She also worked 12 years in counseling with the Army in the Career & Alumni Programing and Community Services departments.

Police Release Sketches of Men Sought in Murder

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  Police on Wednesday released composite sketches of two men sought for questioning in a fatal shooting last month in Lillington.   Police say Quentin McKoy was killed around 8:30 p.m. on July 29 during a robbery at a home on Cedar Grove School Road. They haven’t released any other details about the crime other than to say they believe the two men might have been driving a dark-blue or black Dodge Charger. According to the drawings, one of the persons of interest is a light-skinned black man with a thin build who stands about 5 feet 10 inches tall. …continue reading

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