Got a lead foot? Better watch out for the next few weeks

Top Speed is coming closerGov. Bev Perdue announced today that the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Governor’s Highway Safety Program are kicking off Operation Slow Down/No Need 2 Speed to catch speeders on North Carolina’s highways. Local law enforcement agencies will join troopers from now through April 12 to encourage drivers to slow down and follow the speed limit.
“North Carolina law enforcement will be going after speeders who recklessly endanger our citizens,” said Perdue. “Speed is the leading cause of crashes on our highways. I urge motorists to slow down and obey the speed limit. ” Continue reading

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Independence’s Jasmine Hunter was selected for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program

jasmine-hunterIndependence High School senior Jasmine Hunter was selected for the North Carolina Teaching Fellows Program at Appalachian State University. Hunter is the daughter of Pat Swaby. She is a Teacher Cadet at Independence, in the AIS (Academy of International Studies) and is a captain on the volleyball team. Five-hundred scholarships are given each year to students attending one of 18 colleges and universities in North Carolina. More than 800 students went through the application process. Appalachian State was Hunter’s first choice and she said she is very excited.

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