Parents get say on schools–Source: News & Observer

RALEIGH — While Wake County school board members continue to debate the long-term student assignment plan, parents are focusing on where their children will attend classes next fall.

Starting tonight and running through next Monday, school administrators will hold four meetings to hear from the public about where they want their children assigned for the 2011-12 school year. If things move on schedule, a final plan for next year could be approved in February. (Read more)

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Kinston cheers poultry processing plant while Nash and Wilson Counties fighting to keep them out of Nash County – Source: Rocky Mount Telegram

KINSTON — Residents and officials said they are excited about Sanderson Farms’ plans to open a new poultry processing plant in Kinston in January.

The project is opening to accolades from city and Lenoir county officials in an area starved for new jobs. (Read more)

Note:  The issue of discussion should be about the facts. Will the company be a hazard to the county? Consideration of the track record of where other poultry processing plants owned by Sanderson Farms are located. Those who will be making the decisions should keep in mind that they should look at what is in the best interest of the county and do what is right based on the facts and not on the opinions of those who oppose such. They should do this even if they feel they may not be re-elected. C. Dancy II – DCN Publisher