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Business Notebook: Cooperative Extension accepting Agricultural Hall of Fame nominations

More business news: Department of Transportation Ferry Division schedules job fair; City Council approves appointments to boards and commissions


Cumberland County Cooperative Extension is accepting nominations for induction into the Cumberland County Agricultural Hall of Fame for 2023, according to a county news release.

The Hall of Fame honors county residents who have made significant contributions to agriculture, home economics, youth development or rural communities. Members have been added since 1989, the news release said.

The Agricultural Hall of Fame is in the auditorium at Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, located in Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 E. Mountain Drive.

Nominations should be submitted on a form on the Cooperative Extension website, cumberland.ces.ncsu.edu, or by calling 910-321-6405. Nominations and supporting documents must be received by 5 p.m. June 30.

Mail nominations to Cumberland County Cooperative Extension, Charlie Rose Agri-Expo Center, 301 E. Mountain Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306. Nomination forms may be faxed to 910-321-6883 or emailed to Cooperative Extension Director Lisa Childers at lisa_childers@ncsu.edu.

The inductee will be honored in November during the annual Farm-City Week Celebration.

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Department of Transportation Ferry Division schedules job fair

The Ferry Division of the N.C. Department of Transporation is teaming up with N.C. Works to host a career fair Monday at Beaufort County Career Center, 1502 N. Market St. in Washington, N.C.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to a news release. 

Applications will be accepted for all positions at all experience levels, from entry-level parking lot attendants to experienced boat captains, the release said.

For a list of open jobs, visit the state jobs website and search “Ferry.” 

For more information, contact the DOT communications office at 919-707-2660.

City Council approves appointments to boards and commissions

The Fayetteville City Council last month approved a to appointments to boards and commissions effective April 1. 

The new appointments include:

Airport Commission: Qu’derrick Covington, Karen Ewart, Lizamarie Hondros, Naynesh S. Metha, and Stephen Milburn.

Community Police Advisory Board: William Grace, Bridgette Navejar, Gregory Perkins, Johnathan Pratt, Debra Slaughter, and Chametri Wrice-Bulluck.

Fair Housing Board: Erica Clark.

Fayetteville Next Commission: Crystal Childress, Nathan Cuffee, Dylan Dombrowski, Rohan Patel, and Savannah Shields. 

Historic Resources Commission: Michael Houck, Jennifer Lockart, Rebecca Meredith, and Michael Pinkston. 

Human Relations Commission: Crystal Edmonds, Demetria Murphy, the Rev. Dwight Palmer and Dakiesha Upchurch.

Joint City and County Appearance Commission: Edward Delaney.

Linear Park Inc.: Brian Delrosario, Latham Hodges and Joy Potts.

N.C. Firefighters Relief Fund: Stephen McCorquodale.

Parks and Recreation Board: June Vinson

Personnel Review Board: Jovan Bowser, Frederick Cutter IV, Kristy Gibson, Carl Mitchell, Larry Simmons and Dakiesha Upchurch,

Planning Commission: William Fiden, Larry Marshall, Mondrail Myrick and Victor Sharpe.

Public Arts Commission: Marquell Burns, Nicholas Harden and Adrienne Trego.

Senior Citizen Advisory Board: Brenda Bautisa and Nina Davis.

Stormwater Advisory Board: Mark Crowe, Frederick Cutter, Edward Grannis III, Charles Matthews and Amanda Smith.

Zoning Commission: Justin Herbe.

There are still openings on the Fayetteville Advisory Committee on Transit and the Stormwater Advisory Board. Applicants can apply through April 21. For more information, visit FayettevilleNC.gov/Boards.



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