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 In the News, December 5, 2016 

Indian Trail crossing guard to receive 'key to the town'. Crossing Guard Jerome Sutton knows how to turn a sidewalk into a party. "He's like sunshine," one Indian Trail resident said. Jerome has been directing walkers and drivers at Sun Valley Middle School for 22 years. They said they appreciate him so much - he's being given the 'key to the town' in Indian Trail.

Playground for disabled in the works for Waynesville. A Connect N.C. bond application approved by the Town of Waynesville could bring more than $90,000 to the town for the construction of a first-of-its-kind playground designed specifically for children with a wide range of physical and cognitive disabilities.

Windsor looks for solutions to flooding woes. Nearly two months after back to back floods devastated the town of Windsor, clean up continues and residents and business owners are searching for a long-term solution to the floods. The town has worked in the past to buy out structures in the floodplain that have suffered multiple floods, and they are targeting 58 structures to either buy out or elevate above the flood level.

Mayodan Plans on Revitalizing Town. Washington Mills is a historic site in the Town of Mayodan and when the mills closed in the late 90s, the site was left in disarray. But the town recently acquired the property and is in the beginning states of turning the abandoned site in to a public park. Town manager Michael Brandt said, "Developing a future plan, a future park that is beneficial to both local community and becomes a regional draw to bring people in to Mayodan."

Cramerton will need new mayor today. Cramerton leaders will likely fill a vacant mayoral post during their next meeting this week, and also begin the search for a new town commissioner. Mayor Ronnie Worley is completing his seventh year in the town's top elected office, and he has one year left in his current term. But his election to the Gaston County Board of Commissioners last month means he will be moving on.

Knightdale unveils new directional signs around town. Town officials unveiled 16 new directional signs along major roads and streets around town to guide motorists to important public spaces like parks, town facilities and the chamber of commerce. The town of Knightdale paid Broach Custom Printing of Wendell just over $103,000 to create and install the signs.

More development for Atlantic Beach Circle. The town of Atlantic Beach has been making major improvements to the area over the past year and we could see some more changes ahead. The town added a skate park and miniature golf course and now they have approved another project for private developers who want to bring a large hotel to the beach.