Up & Coming Weekly

September 26, 2017

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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20 UCW SEPTEMBER 27 - OCTOBER 3, 2017 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM County Commission Chairman Glenn Adams led off State of the Community speeches by cautioning those in attendance to "not believe everything they read or hear in the media." Moments earlier, in an interview with Up & Coming Weekly, Adams said essentially the same thing while defending disagreements county government has with the city of Fayetteville. Adams characterized them as discussions, but later in his address, he admitted that "there are disagreements." Mayor Nat Robertson alluded to Adams' remarks, saying, "We are not always compatible, but we are respectful." He noted Fayetteville is ranked No. 1 in the state and eighth in the nation in fiscal strength among 116 American cities with a population of more than 200,000, according to the Fiscal Health Index compiled by the California Policy Center. Hope Mills Mayor Jackie Warner spoke of the town's battle follow - ing Hurricane Matthew to deal with floods that briefly cut the town off from the rest of the county. Noting that Hope Mills is famous for water, she said contractors were pouring cement for the new Hope Mills Lake dam as she spoke. Warner said she hoped the town would be able to impound water for the lake by Elec - tion Day. Other speakers represented Spring Lake and Fort Bragg. Board of Education representation was noticeably absent. The State of the Community by JEFF THOMPSON NEWS JEFF THOMPSON, Senior News Reporter. COMMENTS? news@ upandcomingweekly.com. (910) 484-6200. Mayor Nat Robertson e Hope Mills area produced this year's Cumberland County Teacher of the Year — Leslie Seals. To be eligible for selection as a teacher of the ear, the State Board of Education requires that a person must hold a Standard Professional 2 license, be employed full-time and spend at least 70 percent of his or her time in direct instruction of North Carolina public school students. Locally, candidates are selected by their schools. "Each school selects their nominee differently, e.g., faculty vote, principal choice, etc., but state eligibility criteria must be met," according to Cumberland County Schools representative Renarta Clan - ton Moyd. Once a teacher is selected at the school level, his or her name is sub- mitted for districtwide judging. "Each teacher of the year candidate, usually about 86 of them, submits a portfolio for review and is interviewed by a team of three attendance area judges and a facilitator," Moyd added. Winners from each attendance area are selected, and those 10 candidates are interviewed by a panel of five judges, among them the current local teacher of the year and principal of the year, plus community partners and selected retired educators. Once a county winner is determined and announced at the annual banquet, the winner's name is submitted to the NC Department of Public Instruction for competition in the region, and then the state. Choosing Teacher of the Year by JEFF THOMPSON Thank You for Voting Us BEST FUNERAL HOME Proudly Serving the Fayetteville Community for 119 Years Rogers & Breece F U N E R A L H O M E Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1898 Provide Our Customers with the Ultimate in Style Comfort and Convenience for Any Occasion 500 Ramsey St., Fayetteville, NC RogersandBreece.com Allow us at Breece Limousine Service to make your trip as safe and pleasurable as possible from beginning to end with: Color TV • Stereo Privacy Double Partition Mirrored Star Gazer Ceiling • Uniformed Courteous Chauffeurs • VCR • Crystal Bar with Stemware • Intercom Fiber Optic Lighting Memorial Services, Open & Close Grave, Tent & Setup Embalming with Viewing Cremation Caskets, Urns and Urn Vaults Prearranged Cremation Plans L I M O U S I N E S E R V I C E C R E M A T I O N S E R V I C E S B E S T OF FAYETTEVILLE

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