Mayor Pope vetoes previously approved raises for Bruce aldermen

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope

Bruce Mayor Rudy Pope vetoed the raise that aldermen voted for themselves in a budget meeting a couple of weeks ago and the board agreed to lease land in the park to BHS for baseball purposes last night.

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Langston seeks support from town to establish certified “Vardaman” label for sweet potatoes

Rob Langston

Rob Langston, with Penick Produce, asked the town to support his effort to establish a “Vardaman Sweet Potatoes” certification mark.

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Pittsboro approves new budget with water rate increase


Pittsboro board approved the 2015 town budget following a budget hearing Tuesday night.

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Derma adjusts garbage rate, adopts budget

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Derma board of aldermen agreed last night to raise garbage rates $1 to match the increase from the county coming in February and adopted their 2014-2015 budget.

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‘City honors Ace with room at City Hall; sets millage rate

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Calhoun City’s Board of Aldermen will name their meeting room at the south end of city hall Ace’s Place for renowned citizen and musician Ace Cannon at their meeting last night.

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Supervisors approve garbage rate increase


Calhoun County Supervisors unanimously agreed to increase the county’s garbage fee at a meeting last Friday in Pittsboro.

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Bruce Museum Seeking Old Photos

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The Bruce Museum is seeking old pictures of Bruce and other items to compile for its photo library. The museum is currently working on a handful of new exhibits and is seeking more items for display.

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Active Shooter drill held at Calhoun City High School deemed a success

'City Policeman Tito Lopez

Early evaluations of the realistic “Active Shooter” drill conducted Friday morning at Calhoun City High School suggest the day was a success.

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Bruce Principals discuss reactions to the first few weeks of school

Jeff Patton

At the start of the school year BES principal Jeff Patton, BUES principal Dallas Gore, and BHS principal Michael Gillespie, were each asked a series of questions and asked to put the upcoming school year observations in their own words.

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Work beginning on new permanent animal shelter

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Rose Wells told the Bruce Rotary Club Wednesday that more than 200 dogs have been adopted out from the Dog Lovers League’s No-Kill Animal Shelter formed in Bruce earlier this summer.

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