Up & Coming Weekly

July 21, 2020

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 18 UCW JULY 22-28, 2020 910-867-2364 • 4624 BRAGG BLVD. CONNECT with us! @legendspub910 Doors Closed for NOW We Look Forward to Hosting Good Times When We Re-open. Advertising Grow Your Business For effective advertising, Call 910.484.6200 today! www.upandcomingweekly.com e Cumberland County Board of Elections is in urgent need of poll workers for the Nov. 3 general election and the early voting period in October. e Board of Elections will follow state guidelines to protect the health and safety of election workers and voters. Social distancing measures and routine cleanings will be put into place and poll workers will be provided appropriate personal protective equipment. Election worker duties include staffing polling places during early voting and on Election Day, setting up and closing down voting enclosures, checking in voters, issuing ballots and assisting voters upon request. Interested individuals must be U.S. citizens; registered voters in Cumberland County and available to attend required training. To serve as a poll worker, you must be a registered voter. You may check your registration status at https://vt.ncsbe.gov/RegLkup/. To register to vote, go to https://www.ncsbe.gov/Voters/Registering-to-Vote. Poll workers are compensated for attending training and for working during early voting and on Election Day. Interested registered voters can complete the online application by going to electionready.net. Based on a new state law passed earlier this month, precinct officials' unemployment benefits will not be affected by the compensation received for working the polls during the 2020 General Election. Precinct officials may not be a candidate or relative of a candidate in the election. ey also may not be an elected government official, hold office with a political party or be a manager or treasurer for a candidate or political party. ey are not allowed to serve at the same polling place as a spouse, child, spouse of a child, sister or brother. For more information, go to electionready.net. e Board of Elections is located in the E. Newton Smith Center at 227 Fountainhead Lane, Fayetteville. e office is currently closed to the public but staff members are available by phone at 910-678-7733 or by email at boardofelections@co.cumberland.nc.us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Board of Elections Recruiting Poll Workers Board of Elections Approves 12 One-Stop Voting Sites e Cumberland County Board of Elections approved 12 One-Stop Voting sites for the 2020 General Election during their regular meeting July 14. Early voting dates & times: Monday – Friday (Oct. 15-30) 8 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 17, 24 and 31) 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 18 and 25) 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. One-Stop Voting sites: Cliffdale Recreation Center 6404 Cliffdale Road College Lakes Recreation Center 4945 Rosehill Road East Regional Branch Library 4809 Clinton Road E.E. Miller Recreation Center 1327 Rim Road Hope Mills Recreation Center 5766 Rockfish Road J.D. Pone Recreation Center 2964 School Road Kiwanis Recreation Center 352 Devers Street Massey Hill Recreation Center 1612 Camden Road Smith Recreation Center 1520 Slater Avenue Spring Lake Recreation Center 245 Ruth Street Stoney Point Recreation Center 7411 Rockfish Road Westover Recreation Center 267 Bonanza Drive Elections officials recommended not using the Board of Elections office at 227 Fountainhead Lane as an early voting site because of limited space and the requirement to socially distance voting booths. Instead, they suggested using the Kiwanis and Massey Hill Recreation Centers which can accommodate more voting stations. For more information, go to co.cumberland.nc.us/election- board. e Board of Elections is located in the E. Newton Smith Center at 227 Fountainhead Lane, Fayetteville. e office is currently closed to the public but staff members are available by phone at 910-678-7733 or by email at boardofelections@co.cumberland.nc.us Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pet Adoptions by Appointment Cumberland County Animal Control is open for pet adoptions by appointment only. Animal Control staff will be wearing masks and observing social distance protocol and asks members of the public to adhere to face covering and social distancing recommendations while they are in the building. Pet adoption fees are $28 through the end of July, thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. e Animal Shelter is located at 4704 Corporation Dr., Fayetteville. Please call 910-321-6852 to schedule an appointment. e North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is allocating $35 million in federal funding to local health departments to support the COVID-19 response. e Cumberland County Department of Public Health will receive $733,988 to support COVID-19 staffing, infection controls, testing and tracing. "Since the start of this pandemic the Public Health Department has been critical to identifying cases, investigating contact tracing and slowing the spread of COVID-19," Health Director Dr. Jennifer Green said. "ese funds will offer a financial reprieve so that we can continue the aggressive approach to protecting Cumberland County. We will share additional details about how funds will be used in the coming weeks." North Carolina's local health departments are on the frontlines supporting people in getting tested for COVID-19 and knowing if they have been exposed. Testing and contact tracing are core public health activities and key components of North Carolina's strategy to responsibly ease restrictions, while continuing to slow the spread COVID-19. ese responsibilities are in addition to their ongoing work to promote health and prevent disease. is one-time, non-recurring funding is part of NCDHHS' cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity (ELC), which awards annual funding to state, local and territorial health departments to support vector-borne disease surveillance and response. e coverage period runs from the beginning of the 2020 calendar year through the end of FY 2021-22. Visit the Cumberland County local COVID-19 Resource page at co.cumberland.nc.us/covid19. Health Department Receives Funding News for Cumberland County Residents co.cumberland.nc.us

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