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December 21, 2014

Coats Shooting Update


The following is a release from Coats Police

Western Harnett Lions


Western Harnett Lions  Vincent Schimmoller, past district governor was  elected to complete the District Governor Elect term for District 31 N, Governor Elect Al Greene had to step down due to health issues. The newly formed district will join 31-H, 31-F & 31-J and will have approximately 1500 members.

Search Warrant Executed on Several Local Stores in Western Harnett County


Search Warrant Executed on Several Local Stores in Western Harnett County According to sources, there were several search warrants executed at local stores today. Sources are indicating that people were arrested for trafficking synthetic cannabis ” Synthetic Marijuana”. One of the search warrants indicated the address of Lakes Country store located on Buffalo Lakes rd.

School Board Hires Stan Williams as New Superintendent

Stan Williams

School Board Hires Stan Williams as New Superintendent   The new Harnett County Board of Education held their first meeting today, they elected Bill Morris as Chairman and Howard Penny as Vice Chairman. In their first meeting today they named Mr. Stan Williams as the New Superintendent on a permanent basis.

Vehicle Overturns in Downtown Lillington


Vehicle Overturns in Downtown Lillington Around 9;30AM this morning their was a loud crash on E. Front St in Lillington, a two car crash caused an SUV to overturn on it’s side. Bystanders helped removed the driver out of the overturned vehicle. Lillington Police and Fire responded to the scene and treated the driver. No serious injuries were reported.

New County Commissioners Assume Office

Barbara Mckoy

  New County Commissioners Assume office This morning the Harnett County Board of Commissioner’s held the swearing in ceremony for the two newly elected commissioners. Commissioner Abe Elmore and Commissioner Barbara McKoy took their oath to office. After the Ceremony the new leadership voted on their new board leadership and Jim Burgin was elected Chairman and Gordon Springle was elected Vice-Chairman.

Superintendent Tom Frye Honored for 30 years with Harnett County Schools

Stan Williams

Congratulations to Tom Frye, Harnett County Schools Superintendent, who was honored at a reception November 25 celebrating his 30 years of service to the students of Harnett County and his upcoming retirement at the end of this month.Mr. Frye has worked in the Harnett County School System for 30 years and started his career as a math teacher at Western Harnett High. After many years in the classroom, Mr. Frye came to the central office and was the System Administrator for four years. He then was promoted to Director of Media and Technology, serving in this position for seven years. In …continue reading

Petition Forming In School District 03


We do not want to move our children to Dunn Middle School. This is not a solution, we need new schools or another plan rather than moving our kids! Petition Background Moving our Coats-Erwin kids to Dunn Middle to settle overcrowding. This is a short term solution and will not help the problem. We need more schools or other solutions. Please sign my petition if you live in Coats, Erwin, or Dunn and if you are 18 and older.