Up & Coming Weekly

September 02, 2014

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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SEPTEMBER 3-9, 2014 UCW 7 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM www.cityoffayetteville.org www.facebook.com/cityoffayettevillegovernment www.faytv7.com Twitter @CityOfFayNC The City of Fayetteville, North Carolina does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, age, national origin, religion, or disability in its employment opportunities, programs, services, or activities. Subscribe to the City's YouTube Channel! Subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.faytv7.com. Watch all of our programming on-demand at your convenience! Maj. Gen. Anderson Speaks at Community Leadership Celebration Retired Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson was the keynote speaker at the Institute for Community Leadership's 10th Anniversary Gathering Aug. 23 at the Kiwanis Recreation Center in Fayetteville. The event celebrated 10 years of the Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) preparing community members for leadership roles in the Fayetteville and Cumberland County community. The public met and connected with program alumni and community leaders. The Institute for Community Leadership (ICL) is Fayetteville and Cumberland County's joint community leadership program. It is designed to provide local citizens the opportunity to participate in activities leading to community leadership, volunteer service and membership on local boards and commissions. The ICL is one of North Carolina's premier community leadership programs, jointly sponsored by the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, Cumberland County Public Schools, Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville Technical Community College and Methodist University. For further information, visit the ICL website at http://www.leadership4us.org. The public can also contact Ade Lewis, ICL Executive Director, at alewis@ci.fay.nc.us, or Mark Regensburger, Planning Team Leader, at mregensb@faculty.faytechcc.edu. Maj. Gen. Anderson is president of LDR Consulting in Fayetteville. He served 33 years, culminating in his final assignment as Deputy Commander of XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg. For further information, visit Maj. Gen. Anderson online at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/rodney-o-anderson/2a/874/1ab. Employee Recognition Program Committee Introduces Core Values Award (CVA) A diverse 23-member committee formed in May 2014 met six times over two months to deliberate on the development of the City's Employee Recognition Program, aimed at recognizing employees for outstanding contributions to the City's mission in alignment with the City's core values of R.E.S.P.E.C.T. City Council Member Kathy Jensen serves as Council's liasion on the committee. The committee agreed to brand this component of the Employee Recognition Program as the City of Fayetteville Core Values Award with the acronym CVA. We would like to recognize the Employee Recognition Committee members: Brandy Bishop, Justin Chase, Milva Clark, Luis Collazo, Robbie Goins, Valerie Hair, City Council Member Kathy Jensen, Antoine Kincade, Adewunmi Lewis, Melvin Lindsay, Kenneth Mayner, Jay Reinstein, James Rhodes, Rebecca Rogers Carter, Hieu Sifford, Lori Simpson, Tabitha Sportsman, David Steinmetz, Marcus Townsend, Jackie Tuckey, Selina Wade, Deanna Wiuff and Trinia Wolfe. Crime Statistics and Internal Affairs Bi-annual Report Show Positive Results During the regular scheduled Fayetteville City Council Meeting on August 25, Police Chief Harold Medlock presented to Council an overview of recent crime statistics and the Internal Affairs Bi-annual Report. The information in the report compares data from the first half of the year and compares it to the same time frame last year. Preliminary data for the first half of the year (January through June) compared to the same time frame last year include the following: • Total Violent Crime is down 4.4% • Total Property Crime is down 11.9% • Total Part 1 Crime (Property Crimes and Violent Crimes) is down 11.3% • Total Use of Force is down 62% • 54% decrease in injuries to suspect • 33% decrease in injuries to the officer Staff with the Internal Affairs Unit attribute the reduction in the Use of Force incidents by Fayetteville Police Officers because of an increase in de-escalation training for officers, increase in reality based training, and a continued emphasis on Crisis Intervention Training in dealing with subjects who may have mental disabilities. Follow the City on LinkedIn! Join us at: http://www.linkedin.com/company/5032898 Serving Fayetteville Over 50 Years! 484-0261 1304 Morganton Rd. Mon-Sat: 6am-10pm Sun: 7am-2:30 pm Daily Specials • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Fresh Seafood • Hand Cut Steaks • Homemade Desserts • Italian & Greek • Children's Menu Banquet rooms available up to 100 guests Contest&RequestLine: 910-764-1073 www.christian107.com KeepingtheMainThing...theMainThing. visit us online Focus on the Family 20 Countdown Magazine Adventures in Odyssey

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