Up & Coming Weekly

October 17, 2017

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OCTOBER 18 - 24, 2017 UCW 23 WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM Hope Mills News & Views Board meeting: Taking care of business by ERICA WALLS Monday, Oct. 9, the Town of Hope Mills held its monthly town meeting. Mayor Jackie Warner called the meeting to order and Reverend Mike Wells of Hope Mills Church of God led the invocation. Scott Garner of Garner & Brown Architects PA from Charlotte, North Carolina, presented to the Board of Commissioners the plans for the Public Safety Facility Project. According to Garner, the facility will be complete in two-and-a-half years or more. e Public Safety Facility, which would house the Hope Mills Fire Department and the Hope Mills Police Department, will be built in the location where the departments are now. e BOC authorized Town Manager Melissa Adams to retain Garner & Brown Architects PA for its services and approved them to move forward on designing and building the facility. Mayor Warner presented a certificate of recognition to Cindy L. Murray for employment with the Town of Hope Mills for 37 years. Mayor Warner and the BOC approved to establish Oct. 9 as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day. PANDAS is pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders asso- ciate with streptococcal infections and is a subset of PANS, or pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. e mayor read an explanation of PANDAS/PANS: "e diagnosis means the child has a sudden, dramatic change in personality, displays obsessive-compulsive disorder together with accompanying symptoms of strepto- coccal, viral or bacterial infection." She then presented a Certificate of Proclamation to Jennifer Woods. Royal Presentations Amaya Rae received a certificate of recognition for her accomplishment of receiv- ing the 2017-18 title of Little Miss Fayetteville State University. e Miss Hope Mills Cotton Pageant queens were also recognized and will represent Hope Mills at various events in the upcoming year, such as Ole Mills Days, the Christmas parade and the 4th of July parade. e first to be recognized was 3-year-old Harper Sullivan, daughter of Rachel Arnold. She was crowned 2017 Hope Mills Wee Miss Cotton and Miss Photogenic. McKala Sallie, daughter of Carlton and Michele Sallie, was recognized for being crowned 2017 Hope Mills Junior Miss Cotton. Jada omas, daughter of David and Dorothy omas, was recognized as 2017 Hope Mills Young Miss Cotton. Amanda Hall, daughter of Ron and Nola Hall, was recognized as 2017 Hope Mills Teen Miss Cotton. Bailey Haggins, daughter of Jamie and Jennifer Haggins, was recog- nized as 2017 Hope Mills Miss Cotton. Each received a certificate. Change in Direction Drivers in Hope Mills can expect a change in the traffic pattern for Johnson Street and Hill Street. Public Works Director Hector Cruz explained the safety issues with changing the pattern from a two-way on Johnson to a one-way direction. e traffic pattern would be reversed on Hill Street. It would still be a one-way, but traf- fic would flow towards Rockfish Road rather than away from Rockfish Road. Cruz anticipates traffic flow to be smoother and with less chance of accidents. ese changes will also allow for a sidewalk. e start date is to be determined. A Very Special ank You Elaine Saleeby and her late husband were recognized by the mayor for their contributions to the town. Saleeby has given a generous donation of her land off of Fountain Lane to the Town of Hope Mills. e land, which includes a mill house with the true Mill Stamp, will be part of Hope Mills Lake Park and possibly Heritage Park. What's 'Up & Coming' in Hope Mills? A STAFF REPORT • Oct. 19 Hope Meals Food Truck Rodeo at 5770 Rockfish Rd. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. See flyer, right. • Oct. 19-21 Ole Mills Days Festival Celebrate the Mills Way! Details: (910) 429-4109. Oct. 21 is the Hope Mills Chamber of Com- merce's and WKML 95.7's annual Chili Cook-Off and corn hole tournament. Chili entries are due no later than Oct. 18. Go to www.hopemills- chamber.org and click on the events tab to enter. Contact Lela Schimmel at (910) 423-4314 with any questions. • Oct. 31 Trunk 'R Treat at Hope Mills Municipal fields 1 and 2, 6-8 p.m. Ages 1-12. Call (910) 426- 4109 for details. • Nov. 4-12 Heroes Homecoming V at the Hope Mills Public Library, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 4 is the first day of a nine-day ceremonious event to honor veterans. On this day, the focus will be on Vietnam Veterans. Visit www.heroeshomecom- ing.com for details.. e event is free and open to the public. • Nov. 5 Vietnam Veterans Memorial Ceremony and Flag Display hosted by e Hope Mills Veterans Advisory Commission at the Hope Mills Veterans Memorial from 3-4:30 p.m. Special guest speaker will be retired Lt. Col. Walt Brinker. Free and open to the public. • Nov. 6 Bench Dedication at Hope Mills Lake by the Hope Mills VFW Post 10630. e dedica- tion starts at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Visit www.heroeshomecoming.com GOVERNMENT L to R: Cindy L. Murray and Mayor Jackie Warner

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