Up & Coming Weekly

September 17, 2019

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM SEPTEMBER 18-24, 2019 UCW 31 Military Historical Society Are you a military enthusiast? Cumberland County has no shortage of military history and museums. If you want to meet a group of people who also love military history, come out to Headquarters Library on Sept. 26 and connect with the N.C. Military Historical Society. e Fayetteville chapter of the society will meet at 6:30 p.m. ere will be a presentation about a North Carolina military history topic. Headquarters Library is at 300 Maiden Lane. Public Health Nurse Among State's 100 Distinguished Nurses C orliss Parson has been named one of North Carolina's 100 Distinguished Public Health Nurses by the North Carolina Public Health Association. Parson has worked for the Cumberland County Department of Public Health for 28 years. Over the years, she has worked in different areas of the Health Department, including the school nurse program, and currently serves as a Newborn Postpartum Home Visiting nurse. e award recognizes excellence in four areas – professionalism, community-centered care, innovation and collaboration. Parson collaborates with various clinics and programs within the Health Department and in the community as she works to meet the needs of her patients. "We are so proud of Ms. Parson and grateful for the care and attention she gives to each of her patients and their babies. She exemplifies the best in public health nursing," said Dr. Krystle Vinson, the Health Department's Director of Nursing. Cumberland County officials celebrated the completion of the Overhills Park Sewer System Aug. 29 by holding a ribbon cutting at one of the system's new lift stations off Collingwood Street. e project cost $4.6 million and the sewer system covers the Overhills Parks Subdivision located north of Spring Lake, near the intersection of East Manchester Road and N.C. Highway 210. e Cumberland County Board of Commissioners established the Overhills Park Water and Sewer District in 2009 because of failing septic tanks in the area. By April 2014, the engineering design work had been completed and the funding from the County and the U.S. Department of Agriculture was approved. Construction, which started in November 2016, was delayed due to acquiring additional easements and Hurricane Florence a year ago. e County received a grant from USDA for approximately $3.1 million and a loan for $1.4 million. e County contributed almost $98,000 to the project. "We were blessed that of the total project costs, 68 percent was in grant funds. at's very unusual," said Judy Hunt, area specialist with USDA Rural Development. "is is an example of what Rural Development does…. helping a community." e Town of Spring Lake will oversee the system's operation, maintenance and sewer treatment. Cumberland County is handling the billing. e system encompasses 317 parcels. "We overcame many obstacles along the way, and we're excited to have reached the finish line," said Jeannette Council, Chairwoman of the Board of Commissioners. New Overhills Park Sewer System Completed Pictured left to right, Assistant County Manager Tracy Jackson; Spring Lake Mayor Larry Dobbins; County Commissioner Glenn Adams and Chairwoman Jeannette Council; Judy Hunt, USDA area specialist; Spring Lake Mayor Pro Tem James O'Garra; Engineering and Infrastructure Director Jeffery Brown and Public Utilities Specialist Amy Hall. Parson Photo from National Archives News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us Cumberland Matters

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