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Landscaping improvements at Webster Enterprises were recently completed by participants in the Job Development Training program. New and expanded flowerbeds at entrances and a stone walk to and around the facility’s flagpole were designed by Curtis Johnson, a program participant.

The two-day project involved soil preparation, planting, constructing borders and covering areas with mulch. More than 40 man hours were involved in the projects.

Pictured are (L-R) Cecil Thommes, Tim Rector, Jason Sands, Webster Enterprises quality control director, Curtis Johnson and Judy Donaldson. Not pictured, were participant Caleb Bass and Zack Watson, adjustment job coach, who assisted in the supervision.

Four schools recognized as Schools of Distinction

The state Board of Education has released North Carolina's annual report cards for public schools. The report released in early August was intended to show how students performed on end-of year and end-of-course tests taken in third through 12th grade. These include reading and mathematics in grades 3-8; Science tests in grades five and eight; and end-of-course tests in English I, Algebra I and biology. Other measures include the cohort graduation rate and student performance on alternate assessments for certain students with disabilities.

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As part of the Welcome Back to Campus for fall semester Thursday, Aug. 9, Southwestern Community College recognized employees and their contributions to state service.

SCC President Don Tomas presented service pins and awards to those recognized.

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After years of planning and a gamut of financial and developmental obstacles, the new state-of-the-art Iotla Valley Elementary School is nearly finished. The multi-million dollar facility is just days from opening for hundreds of students.

Iotla Elementary’s completion wa a collective effort on the local government’s part in recent years to upgrade the county’s school system, while consolidating other longstanding schools. With the new school year beginning next week, the facility’s completion is right on time, and closes another phase in the county’s academic agenda.

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