Now that the General Assembly has concluded the vast majority of its business for the year, our office will be switching over to a bi-weekly schedule. While we will continue to work during the interim, most of our efforts will be focused on preparing for the 2015 Long Session.
I want to remind you that, during this period, I and my staff will still be available to take calls, respond to emails, and provide information and assistance to anyone who needs it. Never hesitate to contact us with your questions or comments on any issue that concerns you.
I would also like to take a moment to express my sincere appreciation for your unwavering support during this last biennium. It has been an absolute pleasure to serve as your Senator, particularly in the district where I was born, raised and built my farm.
I have had the tremendous honor of being a part of a wave of changes in North Carolina that have created jobs, improved the economy and returned our state to long-term fiscal stability. I have also had the opportunity to help write two Farm Acts for this state - something that had not been done for more than a decade when I first came into office.
However, there is still much work to be done and as we move towards the next round of elections, I sincerely hope that you will continue to afford me the privilege of serving as your representative in the North Carolina Senate.
As always, please do not hesitate to contact me for any reason.
The Duplin County Hall of Fame
Each year, the Hall of Fame inducts two Duplin County residents, honoring them for their contributions to the public good and dedication to the community. The committee is now accepting nominations.
Nominees shall: “have had a lasting impact on Duplin County, the state of North Carolina, the United States of America and/or the World for the betterment and enrichment of all through leadership, unselfish service, and a compassionate dedication to all people in all walks of life in the community of mankind.”
The 2014 annual banquet will be held on Thursday, November 6th. At the banquet, one living and one deceased nominee will be chosen and honored for his/her contributions to business, culture, education, and/or public service in Duplin County.
Nominations will be accepted via mail until September 25th at: P.O. Box 970, Kenansville, NC 28349.
I encourage you to nominate any outstanding individual you know who meets the above criteria for induction.
School supply drive Saturday.
Even as the Sampson High School Alumni Association tries to renovate its own historic building, its mission as a public service agency continues with a school supplies giveaway that was held Saturday.
The supplies, which are expected to benefit 250 local children, come from Sampson High School alumni up and down the East Coast, as well as from local donations. The school supplies drive, which has become an annual event, was held at the Sampson Center.
The efforts to collect school supplies for local students is one aspect of the Alumni Association’s “rich tradition of giving back”. Other initiatives include guided college tours and partnering with local schools to provide college preparation information and host health and fitness programs.
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