Pilot Light: Krueger Visits General Assembly
Moore County District Attorney Maureen Krueger paid a visit to the N.C. General Assembly Tuesday for a House Appropriations Committee meeting on public safety issues.
State Rep. Jamie Boles, of Southern Pines, a member of the committee, said Krueger was especially interested in appropriations for sentencing services.
Boles, who is a Republican, hosted Nick Picerno for a day at the legislature last Wednesday. Picerno, who chairs the Moore County Board of Commissioners, arrived in time for breakfast with Boles, then accompanied him to a series of meetings lasting all day. Boles said it was one of those days when there was a meeting every hour.
101 DEADLINE -- Friday is the deadline to sign up for the spring session of County 101, the seven-week series of classes covering the functions of county government.
The course is free of charge, and interested residents can call the public information office at 947-6363 to register. Registration is also available through the county Web site, www.moorecountync.gov.
Classes will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning March 31. The series will also feature tours of the county jail, the sheriff's department, and Emergency Medical Services facilities.
DEBATE -- Pinecrest High School's celebrated debate team will take on the topic of the national popular vote at the March 17 meeting of the League of Women Voters.
The popular vote is a current study issue of the league nationwide.
National champions Meredith Potter and Caleb Frye will debate John Wheeler and Doug Tableman as part of the league's program. The Pinecrest team, coached by Libby Carter, is a member of the National Forensics League.
The other part of the March 17 meeting will feature District Attorney Maureen Krueger and Janet Currie of the Communities in School, who will discuss juvenile justice in Moore County.
MCTS -- Bryan Phillips, Emergency Medical Services director, has been appointed to the Moore County Transportation Services (MCTS) Advisory Board to complete the term of Scot Brooks, emergency services director.
Phillips will serve the remainder of Brooks' term, which expires in June of 2010.
The Moore County Board of Commissioners made the appointment during the March 2 regular meeting. MCTS is the nonprofit program that provides local transportation services on contract with nonprofit agencies and institutions
COBLE -- Congressman Howard Coble attended the Black Caps Veterans meeting in Greensboro Saturday morning and the Alamance Firemen's barbecue late that afternoon.
After attending services at Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro Sunday morning, the 6th District congressman traveled to McLeansville for an Eagle Scout ceremony at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church in the afternoon. That night he attended a Bible study at Gate City Baptist Church in Greensboro.
Coble met with constituents for appointments scheduled at his Greensboro office Monday morning before returning to Washington.
Contact Florence Gilkeson at 947-4962 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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