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 In the News, August 8, 2016 

Ramseur: To train or not to train?  Should towns and cities budget money to send their elected officials to classes on how to manage their towns? State treasury officials say yes. A recent discussion between members of the Ramseur Town Board, during the budget process, highlighted some of the issues towns often face and why they may choose or not choose to allocate money.

Restaurant, townhomes get town's approval. Rezoning approvals by Mooresville commissioners on Monday paved the way for another restaurant on N.C. 150 and new townhomes off Alcove Road. Dairi-O, a casual restaurant that will located adjacent to the Byers Creek retail center on N.C. 150 at Perth Road.

Winterville named one of the best places to live in NC. According to the website Smart Travel Tips, Winterville is one of the best places to live in NC. The site attributes the city’s basic amenities, small population, and education system as why it’s a great place to call home.

Grant aids in Greenville’s Town Creek project. A project to restore the banks along Greenville's Town Creek received $110,209 in grant funds from a state conservation program. Researchers at East Carolina University were awarded the grant to develop and implement comprehensive stream stabilization, water quality monitoring and an outreach plan to augment the restoration of Town Creek, an urban stream in downtown Greenville that feeds the Tar River near the Town Common.

Seagrove publically thanks former mayor, brother for efforts to build the town park. A long overdue acknowledgement was made during the Tuesday night meeting of the Seagrove town board. Former Mayor Mike Walker and his brother Rogan were honored for their foresight, planning, construction and hard sweat in building the 49.5-acre H. Clay Presnell Park. Each received a plaque from Mayor David Fernandez. New signs will be placed at the park soon honoring the brothers.