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Local School Board Chooses Future Discussion Topics

The Orange County Board of Education decided Monday night which topics members wish to discuss with Orange County Commissioners at a March 25 joint meeting. About 50 people attended Monday's meeting. More than half of the participants were teachers and students receiving certificates for outstanding achievements. During a brief discussion at the end of the meeting, board members chose alternative education and funding as topics to discuss at their meeting with the commissioners. School board member Delores Simpson addressed the topic of alternative education.

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Public Meeting to Address Carrboro's Budget

The Carrboro Board of Aldermen is encouraging residents to come out and voice their opinions about this year's and next year's budget cuts. On Feb. 5, Gov. Mike Easley announced a projected $900 million state budget shortfall for the 2001-02 fiscal year. In order to deal with the deficit, Easley announced several measures, including possibly withholding money from municipalities statewide.

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Officials Say Chapel Hill Businesses Are Growing

Ofcials Say Chapel Hill Businesses Are Growing By Daniel Cho Staff Writer Town officials say that despite the poor economy and growth of nearby towns, Chapel Hill is still growing and attracting consumers from around the Triangle. Downtown Commission Executive Director Robert Humphreys said the commission launched a marketing campaign last fall that aims to draw consumers to Chapel Hill. "Right now we are running an ad on National Public Radio for our Web address so people will come and try out Chapel Hill," Humphreys said.

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Aldermen Will Cut Budget Due to Deficit

Carrboro officials are anticipating at least $300,000 in spending cuts because of the state's budget deficit. Last week, Gov. Mike Easley announced a projected $900 million state budget shortfall for the 2001-02 fiscal year. These cuts have affected almost every town and city statewide. Carrboro Town Manager Bob Morgan said Monday that the town's Board of Aldermen must shave a minimum of $300,000 from the the town's total budget of $12.5 million.

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Animal Shelter OK With Rules

Orange County Animal Shelter officials say the shelter will not be directly affected by stricter policies should the N.C. General Assembly chose to implement a proposal by state veterinarian David Marshall. Marshall is demanding that tougher laws regarding private animal shelters are created and that these laws also empower the Department of Agriculture to oversee the regulations of county-run shelters. The legislature has not set a date for examining the proposal.

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