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Jacksonville Daily News (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Jacksonville, North Carolina Fixin the Industry Jock Sonvill restaurant serbs Southern fare in an in native setting As Brickyard 400 Kyle Bush wins at Indianapolis Cardon crashes into outside Wall. By 754 daily monday july 27. 2015 Jacksonville. . J news a of Onslow school experiences growth by Jannette pippin As Liberty Christian Academy Heads into a third school year the staff is Busy this summer working on a building expansion to accommodate the growth of one of Onslow county a newest private schools. A we started with 33 Stu acad Cim anticipate largest enrolment Iodate dents who took a leap of Faith with us and by the end of our first year we had 46 students a said Cha assistant principal Nick Fasciano. By the end of the 2014-2015 school year. The school had an enrolment of 133 students in pre kindergarten through High school and is anticipating around 200 students for the 2015-2016 academic year. A your biggest growth has been in kindergarten to fifth Grade a Fasciano said. Fasciano said the initial growth comes As the so hex becomes More established and its reputation builds. He credits the Quality staff and the schools candidacy for accreditation through advanced formerly known As Southern association of colleges and schools a process they expect to Complete this year. To accommodate the Early growth. Liberty Christian is currently working on a renovation project to expand the Back of its existing school building in Richlands. The school is located in what was a car Dealership and Fasciano said they Are converting the old Auto shop Section of the see enrolment a at a staffing shortage count a emerge Icv it ser ices release video by Michael Todd some seasoned firefighters say the county must redefine recruitment to bolster dwindling fire service Volunteer pools. Some say More Money should direct new forms of recruitment instead of paid staff. A god has a purpose for everybody a Onslow county fire marshal Brian Kelly said of roles at fire stations. Not everyone goes on fire Calls he added referring to a Man who mows one Onslow county fire stations Lawn a a that a his Way of serving a Kelly said. Amid the slipping spirit of volunteerism Onslow county Public information officers firefighters and citizens affected by Structure fires created a \ Ideo to showcase the importance of fire service. It was released last w Eek. The roughly 10-min-Ute video is available at youtube/9pw2woogxoo or by searching a Onslow county firefighters on . The video begins with responders dousing Richlands great outdoors Garden Center after an electrical problem seared the Nursery in november. A ifs really hard to talk about still today because we re trying to go through a rebuild process a Bill Bletner the business owner said in the video. A ifs going to be a while before we Are going to be Back to where we were a he said most citizens do not recognize the importance of 24-7 fire service until they endure such tragedy. A we just see it totally different Bletner said. Firefighter Billy Snyder of Southwest Volunteer fire department is a former Marine w to appears in the video. A it fills a void a Snyder said of his fire service. A a in la do it As Long As i can firefighter Richard Johns who also appears in the video joined rho bestow n Volunteer fire department just More than a year ago. A being at a Volunteer department is kind of like having a second family a Johns said the staffing shortage is apparent at half Moon Volunteer fire department. Which has roughly 28 Active firefighters said Greg Jeppson an Active member and former chief of that station. See volunteers a4 Onslow Cox Jonty a Volunteer fire departments service tapped Volunteer firefighter Greg Jeppson with the half Moon Volunteer fire department. Gets his uniform ready for a Call. Photo by Elizabeth Horn the daily news fire service lacks Volu 111 ears. Calls on by Michael Todd when Don Askew became a firefighter in 1979, Swansboro fire department had almost 50 volunteers. The towns population and footprint since have grown but its firehouse has less than half the volunteers. A ifs gotten to the Point w Here we be had to put on paid staff to cover Calls during the Day a said Askew an Active Volunteer and former Swansboro fire chief. The department now has three paid full time staff one chief and two lieutenants 12 part time employees and about 20 volunteers. Askew said. The problem is bigger than Swansboro and Onslow county . Insurance commissioner and fire marshal Wayne Goodwin said. A across the state with other fire marshals i hear regularly that its a greater Challenge for Volunteer fire departments to maintain their rosters Quot Goodwin said. Volunteers make up the bulk of fire teams across North Carolina and the reason fire service Isnit More costly. There Are 672 firefighters a paid and Volunteer a in Onslow county according to information from . State firemen a association. Of the county a 22 fire departments in Are Volunteer based two Are paid and three have paid and Volunteer members according to information see recruitment a a4 Ivi airy i\.c. Counties proposed to ii ear emissions testing by John Moritz associated press Raleigh i Drivers in More than half of North Carolinas 48 counties requiring vehicle emissions tests May be Able to forego the $30 inspection under new legislation moving through the state legislature. The House voted this week to allow 29 Rural and sub Urban counties to end their testing requirements which were implemented As part of the states plan to reduce air pollution under the environmental Protection Agency a clean air act. The changes would not take effect until 2020 unless they Are approved before then by the Epa. If the state reduces its emissions testing without Epa approval it could be subject to lawsuits. Supporters of the Bill said that new technology has made for cleaner cars that rarely fail the tests. They also argued that because the affected counties done to have the High populations and congestion problems of larger cities such As Raleigh and Charlotte they contribute less to the states pollution. At the request of the legis Patchy clout a12 Al asst f h Asba by entert ointment Lefter y. Outs b6 a2 a4 lature the state department of environment and natural resources released a report earlier this year finding that none of the 48 counties with emissions testing had violated Federal Ozone pollution standards Between 2012 and 2014. The departments final report including legislative recommendations is not due until next year. Of the counties with emis to Inion buzzes spots All is by Sions testing Chatham had the lowest Levels of Ozone pollution. With 58 parts per billion according to the report Denk report the highest was Mecklenburg which had �?�3. The National Standard for Ozone is �?�5 parts per billion but the Epa has pc posed lowering it. A the air is getting cleaner in North Carolina we done to have the same issues we had Back in the 80s and 90s." Bill sponsor rep. Mike Hager a Rutherford. Said during floor debate. But environmental activists and House democrats expressed scepticism that the plan is getting the full attention it warrants. While they largely agree that air pollution is less severe than see emissions a a4 Halifax i 3101 00007 vol Lxi no. 208 Sermone cosmetic Contor St \ a a Are one teem one you for a Complete listing of pc providers and Sevic Heffi Kirsten Schneider mras Pac 34 office Park drive suite 300 Jacksonville no 28546 910-769-4511 or Jonathan Crane surgical. 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