Moratorium, Road On Agendas
The Western Connector proposal for the Transportation Improvement Program will get a second look from the Moore County Board of Commissioners Monday.
The board has scheduled two meetings. The first is a work session at 11:30 a.m. at the Agriculture Center. The regular meeting will begin at 2 p.m. in the historic courthouse in downtown Carthage.
On the regular agenda is a call for a public hearing to be held at the April 16 meeting to consider a major subdivision moratorium for Area A (Jackson Springs, Eagle Springs, Seven Lakes and West End and environs). The moratorium has been requested by the Area A Small Area Plan Steering Committee.
Sandhills Community College will make its 2007-2008 budget presentation during the meeting. Sandhills Mental Health Center will present its quarterly fiscal report.
The commissioners will discuss the Western Connector situation at the work session, then will hold a public meeting during the 2 p.m. regular session to reconsider the resolution they adopted at the March 19 board meeting.
ATTORNEY -- The commissioners will be asked to appoint a county attorney and a deputy attorney during the 2 p.m. meeting.
The county has been without a county attorney since Lesley Moxley resigned in November to accept a similar position in Macon County.
Legal duties have since been handled by other members of the county attorney staff.
COBLE BREAK -- Congress-man Howard Coble has a busy schedule back in the 6th District during the spring break this week.
He was interviewed live by telephone for the Dusty Dunn show on WGOS in Greensboro Friday. Later in the day, he met with constituents in the district office and delivered a speech to the OWLS (Older Wiser Lads) group at a church in High Point.
Saturday found Coble in Greensboro speaking at a celebration honoring the troops at the Children's Museum.
His Monday schedule includes an appearance on Fox 8 Morning News on WGHP-TV in High Point, appointments with constituents, a luncheon address for the Greensboro Lions Club, the Grasshoppers Meet the Players cookout in Greensboro, and a film interview for a possible documentary at Benjamin Parkway Public Library.
Coble will tour Northern Guilford Middle School and address the Electrical Contractors Association in Greensboro Tuesday. On Wednesday he will address the Sheriff's Chaplains Association in Salisbury, will have lunch with members of the N.C. Film Commission, also in Salisbury, and will meet with constituents.
Coble will visit a pharmacy in Lexington Thursday to discuss prescription drug prices and will participate in the Red Hat Society celebration in Thomasville.
While in Thomasville he will attend a meeting of the Guilford College Board of Visitors.
MILITARY -- The congressman's office also announced that Coble has nominated nine students in the 6th District for appointments to military academies.
The nine students from Alamance, Guilford, Randolph and Rowan counties are candidates for appointments to the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo., the Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., and the Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.
Coble congratulated the nine young people and commended them for their work and dedication.
Florence Gilkeson can be reached at 947-4962 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
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