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Burlington Times News (Newspaper) - September 05, 2015, Burlington, North CarolinaA2 Burlington ., times news Page 2 saturday september 5,2015 Power Ball wednesday <v2 bad 0 play 0 Carolina pick 3 daytime 3-6-0 eve 9-9-5 Carolina pick 4 daytime 9-1-0-9 eve 4-7-7-s Carolina Cash 5 1-16-27-30-31 Mega millions Friday 9/4 17-21-39-52-57 Mega Ball 5 Mega Peter 5 All or nothing daytime 3-4-6-7-8-15-17-18-19-20-21-22 eve 1-3-4-7-9-11-14-16-17-22-23-24 sat scores team building continued from Page a1 continued from Page a1 a Point lower than 2013 s average. The sat once a nearly unavoidable step Young people had to take on the Way to College now has Competition from the act which is now required for All i Ltd graders in North Carolina Public schools. About 67 percent of High school _ _ seniors Fook the sat in 2011, eight Points More �?�1 comment on this Story percentage than 2015. The states participation rate was higher than the country s. The National participation rate increased slightly from 50 percent in 2013 to More than 52 percent in 2015. Local participation decreased slightly from nearly 57 percent of ass seniors in 2013, or 490 students to nearly 56 percent this year or 486 students with a Peak at 58 percent last year. Alamance county charter schools had higher participation from nearly 67 percent of River Mill Academy seniors taking the sat to More than 71 percent of those at the Shawbridge school. As these Are smaller schools the percentage varies widely from year to year. There is a wide variation among ass High schools from a 2015 average of 1261 at Graham High school to 1482 at Western Alamance High school. Participation varied widely As Well from 38 percent at Cummings High school to nearly 65 percent at Williams High school. The sat is made up of three sections math critical Reading and writing. North Carolinas seniors scored higher than the National average on Reading a 498, As opposed to 495 a but were lower on math and writing. Scores from ass students were below the state and National averages in All three categories with an average math score of 486, Reading score of 473 and writing score of 450. Santos brings a breadth of experience to the courtroom. An Only child he was raised in Plymouth and Boston mass., by his Mother. His family is of portuguese and italian lineage. He was the first person in his family to attend College. At northeastern University he double majored in sociology and political science and minored in philosophy. Quot i flirted with minor league baseball while an undergraduate he said. But he also wanted a career that involved Public service to a Community. He decided on Law school. For three years Santos painted houses in the Boston area to earn the Money to put himself through Law school. He applied and was accepted at to schools but chose unc Chapel Hill for a change of scenery and affordability. There he met his wife Katherine a native of the Asheville area. He earned his degree in 2007. They moved to Boston to begin their Legal careers and Start a family. They have two Young daughters. They returned to North Carolina to be nearer to Katherine s family. Santos has a number of interests and hobbies including woodworking. Once a year he travels to the North Carolina mountains to Craft furniture out of White Oak with his father in Law and brother in Law. Its become a family tradition. Santos still feels a duty and connection to his roots in Massachusetts. It once was a family tradition there for the men of the family to make homemade wine. They used grapes grown from seeds their father brought Over on the boat from Italy. Last Spring he and his great Uncle Primo Garuti 92, revived the tradition. Together they spent a week gathering grapes pressing them and making a blended White wine from the Harvest. They aged the wine in Oak barrels for a year. They came away with 60 bottles. Santos says he got a Good feeling about Alamance county a District attorney when he interviewed Here last Winter. Prosecutors Here Are Given the leeway to handle their cases justly without political pressure he said. He echoed a Mentor who described a prosecutor s duty to be fair reasonable and powerful advocates. Quot i have to thoroughly prosecute Public safety cases. I really do have a duty to the Community to make the Community safer a Santos said. Emily Everest Emily Everest 27, is the daughter of a . Marine and lived in a number of places before her family settled in Jacksonville when she was in fifth Grade. She interned at a Law office while in High school where they a did a Little bit of criminal Law piqued her interest. She graduated from State University with degrees in political science and criminal Justice and earned her Law degree at the John Marshall school of Law in Atlanta. She chose the Atlanta school for Everest its criminal Law honors program which concentrates on practical application of criminal Law pos graduation. While studying she interned at the Florida state attorneys office the Dekalb county ga., District attorney s office and the Johnston county District attorneys office Here in North Carolina. A i done to imagine doing anything else than criminal Law a Everest said. She is currently handling District court cases with the office. In her free time she enjoys the outdoors and spending time with her miniature Schnauzer Raleigh. William Harrison ill William Harrison Iii 29, is a Fayetteville native and the son of Alamance Burlington schools superintendent Bill Harrison or. A some kids want to be a fireman or an astronaut. I wanted to be a lawyer a Harrison said. Harrison earned his undergraduate degree in journalism and mass communication and his Law degree from unc Chapel Hill. Because of his parents background in education he feels committed to Public service and to the state. For several years he worked As a defense attorney in Orange Durham Wake and Alamance counties with a firm out of Chapel Hill. He enjoyed working with prosecutors Here who made him feel Welcome and seized the Opportunity to apply when a position at the District attorney s office came open. A i just want to come out Here and do a Good Job. I enjoy working with Law enforcement and victims de Harrison serve to be represented Quot Harrison said. In his free time he follows unc sports and the Philadelphia eagles and writes film reviews for a website. Robert Brandon Ector Brandon Ector 29, grew up in Alamance county dreaming of being a lawyer in Graham hanging his Shingle in court Square and strolling to the courthouse each Day to handle cases. A in Law school people talked about wanting to go to big firms and make a lot of Money. I never wanted that. I went into Law to help people a Ector said monday. The first four years of Ector s Legal career were with the District attorneys office. He tried District court cases and was the offices juvenile prosecutor. He resigned aug. I to practice with Andy Hanford at Hanford Law firm. Prosecuting cases requires a Tough love approach to helping people. Ector Felt limited by that and went into private practice to become More involved with defendants lives he said. He will try criminal family Law and personal injury cases. A both our families go Way Back in Alamance county to when it was part of Orange county. I think Well have a real Hometown feel As a Law firm a Ector said. A i think the world of Andy and i think its a place i can learn and Ector graduated from Alamance Christian school in 2004, appalachian state University in 2008 and West Virginia University in 2011. Ector full plate continued from Page a1 the District to become a National Model for Public a powerpoint presentation included in the Agenda outlines the recent accomplishments of the plan and its goals exemplary classroom teaching and instructional leadership a master plan for specialized programs a written five year facilities plan world class teacher working conditions compensation for building level employees and classroom and school supports. Why it matters in a statewide report released this week half of ass students tested Quot proficient last year and most schools earned c a but the graduation rate was higher than Ever and most schools met or exceeded expectations for growth in academic performance. Improvements have been made thanks to the strategic plan but school leaders say it will still take years to fully reach the systems goal of becoming a National Model. What stepping up initiative mental health committee More information the commissioners will consider forming a mental health committee after they approved the Quot stepping up stepping up is a National initiative to reduce the number of people with mental illnesses in county jails. Sam Roberta / Slmaa news Saxapahaw Island in the foreground can be seen from the River Mill apartments in Saxapahaw. Why it matters just this past week a woman was committed involuntarily after she was held in contempt for not filling out mandatory paperwork for her probation. Her defense attorney said she was not Able to act in her Best interest because she had mental health issues. According to stepping up documents More than 2 million people with serious mental illnesses Are being served in jails across the nation. Jails spend two to three times As much on adults with mental illnesses that require intervention than on people without those needs. What recreational Trail program Grant request More information the county recreation and Parks department is seeking approval to apply for an $84,000 Grant from the state for a recreational Trail program Grant. The Grant would assist in developing the 18.4-acre parcel of the Saxapahaw Island in the Haw River for a Public Park including trails. The Grant does not require a local match and was unanimously recommended for approval by the recreation and Parks commission. Why it matters last year 18.4 acres of the 30-acre Island was donated to the county by waste industries. The Grant per the application will be used for the construction of approximately four Miles of Trail in the Village of Saxapahaw to expand the Haw River Trail and mountains to sea Trail. The Money would fund connecting the Haw River Trail and mountains to sea Trail North and South of the Island renovate the existing Railhead and add directional signage. What Alamance Alliance final report More information the Alamance Alliance for children and families was funded by a National Grant that is ending at the end of september. This will be the final report on the Grant and program that has worked to help children up to age 5 with mental emotional and social problems. Why it matters in the seven years that the Alliance has been in operation More than 1,500 families have been served 600 people have been trained within 40 agencies and organizations Community awareness has been raised and people have been trained in evidence based treatments for mental health among Many other items. What juvenile crime prevention Council annual report More information the juvenile crime prevention Council is tasked with overseeing funds for juvenile programs from the office of juvenile Justice. A pc chairman Steve Van Pelt will present the annual report but it was not included in the Agenda packet. Why it matters the juvenile crime prevention councils annual report will show the work that has been accomplished in the past year and How effective the Council has been in helping j juveniles stay out of the criminal Justice system. What capital expenditures More information county assistance manager Bryan Haygood is requesting $36,052.99 for two capital improvement projects. An elevator at the human services Center has a drive mechanism that has malfunctioned and is expected to Cost $21,352.99 to repair. Also the a vac system at the emergency medical services base on Rudd Street needs to be replaced. The repairs will require no More than $10,000. The current available balance in the capital buildings Reserve fund is $222,330.62, and once funds Are appropriated for these two projects the remaining balance will be $186,277.63. Why it matters the human services Center Home to the county a health and social services departments is one of the most frequented buildings the county owns and has two elevators. Delays have been experienced As the two departments have had to serve hundreds of clients with Only one working elevator for More than a month. According to the Agenda the vac unit needs to be replaced before the cold weather arrives. What out of state travel request More information Alamance county manager Craig Honeycutt is requesting $2,175 from the managers budget to travel to the International City county management associations annual conference in Seattle. Honeycutt would receive 15 hours of training during the conference scheduled from sept. 26 to 30. The training is not required for certification and is available in North Carolina per the application. Why it matters Honeycutt is the first vice president for the City county managers association and will be president next year. A it is the annual conference for the Irma and it is the largest and Best conference for City and county managers a according to Honeycutte a request. A from vendors to getting ideas across from other managers across the country and world it is a great event. I have attended Many times Over my career and get something different each time i the Cost will be paid for next year by the state association. Alamance scene the Alamance county senior democrats will meet at noon wednesday at occasions on front Street in Burlington. The subject for discussion is gun violence and the speaker is Tom Gamble president of the Alamance county senior democrats. Elon Community Church acc will have a picnic and re enactment of the first fall classes at Elon College 125 years ago sunday at noon following services. Families of the first students to Register gather with a picnic followed by worship and sunday school. Tickets Are on Sale for the United Way of Alamance county a annual Kickoff concert this year featuring the fabulous dumpsters on Friday sept. 18 at Lucky s Saloon 1453 Industry drive Burlington. Tickets for the popular fundraising event Are $50, which includes dinner. Doors open at 7 . And the show starts at 8 30 . Tickets can be purchased online at or at the United Way office 803 Hermitage Road Alamance county master Gardener Plant Sale will be from 9 . To 6 . Sept. 16 at the Alamance county cooperative Extension building 209 n. Graham Hopedale Road. For More information Call 336-570-6740 or email Christine. Stecker got something Tor the scene Send announcements to Jones Theta Desnews com Disney unveils Star wars toys amid marketing Blitz the associated press new York the release of the new Star wars movie May still be months off but Disney is unleashing its full marketing a a Force behind the launch of hundreds of toys and other items related to the film. The massive marketing Blitz which Disney has named a Force Friday Quot spans All kinds of Media and included an 18-hour global Quot a boxing Quot streamed live on Youl Libe. Meanwhile major toy retailers around the world opened their doors and held special events when the toys first became available just after Midnight Friday. The marketing push behind a Star wars episode Vul the Force awakens a is unique because it s so far ahead of the movies . Release 116 Days to be exact. But analysts say it can work because Star wars is such a popular franchise. Leaked images of action figures of characters that have not even hit the big screen a like Sarco Plank some kind of alien desert Nomad that has Only been glimpsed in a vanity fair on set shoot a Are Only Likely to fuel consumer demand says Steve Pasierb ceo of the toy Industry association. A its pretty rare but in the age of social Media you can get those characters out and create Buzz around these things in ways that you could t in the past a Pasierb says. A a there a something easy to tap into which is the Star wars mystique which is some 30 years Media group betimes news uses 146-600 a Halifax Midi group newspaper our 12801 year rounded july 25. 1887 published Dally by Thi times news publishing co located at 707 s main St. Burlington no 27215 periodicals postage paid at Burlington no postmaster Send address changes to times news. Box 4bt. Burlington no 27218-0481 circuit at Ion print delivery available within the earner distribution a a Only. 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