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October 30, 2014

Cape Fear Hospital Board Votes to Take over Management of Harnett Health

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Cape Fear Hospital Board Votes to Take over Management of Harnett Health   By Daniel Glover  With the departure of Ken Bryan the CEO of Harnett Health many have been left wondering what’s next for the future of Harnett Health. Tonight the Cape Fear board that consists of 22 members voted to take on the role as the managing partner of the embattled health system here in Harnett County. The Board will implement a new CEO that will oversee operations of Harnett Health. At the time of the meeting there was no mention of a change in the existing Harnett …continue reading

Harnett County NAACP Held Souls to The Polls Rally Today

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A large crowd gathered today on the Cape Fear River to speak out against voter suppression that has taken place in the last two years. Several speakers were present at the rally speaking on topics that included Fracking and the long term damage that it would cause to the Cape Fear River, voter suppression and getting people to the polls to vote. The keynote speaker was Rev. Barber, president of the NC. NAACP. Mr. Barber encouraged people to get out and vote in order to stop the things that have been happening in Raleigh. The crowd then marched to the …continue reading

The Harnett County NAACP Moral March to the Polls Tour Stop will be held on Wednesday, October 29 in Lillington

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The Harnett County NAACP Moral March to the Polls Tour Stop will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Dr. William J. Barber II will be present along with other speakers. The event will take place, “Down by the Riverside” at Howard’s Barbecue in Lillington, NC, located at 100 South Main Street. Assembly will begin at 12:15 PM and the program will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Come join us and receive important voting information that is crucial to you, your family and your community. Any questions, please contact the Harnett County Chapter President @ 919-820-4324 or via email at …continue reading

Coats Elementary Students Give Back to Coats Fire Department

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  Coats Elementary students in Ms. Staley’s 1st grade class recently brought in snacks and gatorades for the local firefighters in Coats as a way to say THANK YOU for their service. The students have been learning about community helpers and what it means to give back. It was their idea to GIVE BACK by donating to the local heros. They also wrote thank you cards to the fire fighters. Members of the Coats-Grove Fire Department came to the school and accepted the donations in person.

Buies Creek Fire & Rescue Train with New Lifesaving Equipment

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  Buies Creek Fire & Rescue Train with new Lifesaving Equipment Buies Creek Fire Department held a training night this month to try out some new rescue jacks that were recently added to their equipment. Rescue 42 jacks are used in situation where vehicles are turned over or victim is trapped under overturned vehicle. Chief Justin Riwestahl   said “These jacks are used for anything from stabilizing over turned vehicles to lifting objects and debris from atop of patients.

CEO of Harnett Health Resigns amid Rumors of Cape Fear Hospital Takeover

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CEO of Harnett Health Resigns amid Rumors of Cape Fear Hospital Takeover   On Friday, CEO Ken Bryan of Harnett Health sent out an email to employees of Harnett Health stating that he would be resigning due to personal reasons that had been discussed with his family. This come as no shock to the Harnett Dispatch that was the first media outlet to release tax documents showing Harnett Health had a 24 million loss from the prior year. In recent interviews with Mr. Bryan by other media outlets Mr. Bryan stated that the financial condition of the hospital was in …continue reading

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