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Jacksonville Daily News (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Jacksonville, North Carolina F having an Impala Swansboro chamber honors top Community standouts at banquet. As big Rock fishing a inspiration out to claim second straight big Rock Blue Marlin tournament. By 75<� daily i nov a the do news monday june 8, 2015t r i a a g in c h 0 it Jacksonville spending below state average by Jannette pippin per Pupil spending for Onslow county remained below the state average while surrounding school systems were at or above the state average according to the latest figures released by the . Census Bureau. But local school officials stress that Many factors go into education funding and Overall per Pupil spending varies across the area. The census Bureau released Public education finance data this week and Overall per Pupil spending in the United states was $10,700 during fiscal year 2013. The figure includes local state and Federal funding sources. According to the census information per Pupil spending varies widely in the United states from new York averaging $19,818 per student to a Low of $6,.555 per Pupil in Utah. North Carolina came in below the National average with per Pupil spending of $8,930. While Onslow county schools had total per Pupil spending of $7,743, that amount is expected to increase As the District works with the county to address local funding for schools said Onslow county schools Public information officer Suzie Ulbrich. A looking at local appropriations county funding Over to years As compared to other counties we have been significantly below the state average a she said. A that will be increasing thanks to the joint education funding policy Between the commissioners and the Board of education. This will prevent the funding Gap that has historically been an Issue because it provides an objective method to deter mine funding Levels each year based on student population data and the average statewide per Pupil appropriation provided by counties across the in fiscal year 2013, 60.6 percent of the revenues received by Onslow county schools were from state sources 21 percent from see spending a a4� local government Swansboro draft budget has no fee increase by Jannette pippin Swansboro i the recommended budget for the town of Swansboro is a a no frills one As the town moves into a new fiscal year with a transition in leadership. Interim town manager Jim Freeman said there have been a number of changes in the top management for the town this year and the proposed budget maintains the current tax rate and services until new leadership is in place and can implement their goals in the coming year. The new town manager is expected to take Over at the end of the month and the municipal election in november could bring new leadership on the town Board. A this budget puts things on hold until the new management comes in a Freeman said the hold the line no frills recommended budget keeps the current tax rate of 35 cents per $100 of valuation and does not use any of the general fund to balance the budget. There Are no fee increases proposed Freeman said. Overall the recommended budget is $3,587,740, a $248,390 decrease from the current budget. Freeman said the proposal does not project any significant Revenue increases however there is the possibility the newly approved Walmart project could bring in initial permit fee revenues in the next fiscal year if construction begins during fiscal year 2015-2016. Estimated annual property tax revenues of $90,000 would not Likely be budgeted until the 2016-2017 fiscal year. The property has not yet been annexed into town. A i count on it until it is there a he said. As for Legal costs associated with the project Freeman said that is not expected to Impact the upcoming fiscal year with the lawsuit expected to be formally dismissed this month. As of the end of the current fiscal year it is anticipated the town will have spent $172,000 on Legal fees. While there Are not new capital project recommended the budget proposal does continue to support several projects either planned or underway including completion of the new Public safety building and implementation of the waterfront and Parks plan for improvements at Bicentennial Park and Church Street. The plan also includes a 1.5-cent Cost of living pay increase for town employees. A Public hearing on the recommended budget will be held during the june 16 meeting of the Board of commissioners which begins at 6 . In the Community room of the Swansboro town Hall. Water safety a rip current awareness wee Don t fight it fee of that the hip. I a i my. A my a Rwy. Re. Mme m mme a a a my Mumm my in Mhz a we i. It pm my a a i am in pm or Mart i a in. I i a v signs Are posted throughout North Topsail Beach to caution Beac goers of the dangers from rip currents and advise How to avoid and escape from them. Photo by Elizabeth Horn the daily news hip current s among Many it a Ocean Liz arcs by Jannette pippin rip current awareness week started yesterday a just the time to learn the risks of Ocean swimming. A Awtry not to frighten anyone but we do want to surf City tourism director Allan Libby said. Libby said they keep a poster about rip current safety hanging in the Wel thunderstorms mar forecast Ala business. As comics by egg entertainment b6 lottery a2 nation world. A come Center and hand out informational fliers with safety tips and what to do if you get caught in a rip current. Many who vacation at the Beach have never been to the coast and Libby said they often done to know about rip currents. A people come in and tend to worry about Sharks. I Tell them Sharks Are out there but their chances Are greater of experiencing a rip current a Libby said. Recent rescues underscore the dangers. Over the memorial Day Holiday weekend a swimmer was pulled to safety in surf City after getting caught in obits. A4 opinion a a rip current. A i was in the right place at the right time a said Jimmy Collins a surf City resident and Long time surfer who went to the Rescue of the swimmer who he said was an out of town Man in his 20s. Collins said he had gone to the 5th Street East Beach Access to take his daughter out swimming and noticed the Man in obvious distress about too Yards offshore. Collins said he has been surfing since he was 8 years old and recognized the Man was caught in a rip current. He got his daughter to Shore grabbed his surfboard and paddled out next to the current and got to the Man from the Side and was Able to pull him up on his Board. The swimmer had already gone under water once and Collins feared he was close to going under again. A another 15 or 20 seconds and in a afraid he May not have made it a Collins said. Collins said Ems personnel assisted the Man once he was on the Beach and he was of. No drownings have been reported along local beaches As the Beach season has begun but the May 12 death see riptide a a4 med group 53101 00007 vol. Xiii no. 159 Kirsten Schneider mras pac7? 34 of fips Park drive. Suite 300 Jacksonville. No 28546 dermatology cosmetic Center Vei care one team one you for a Complete providers and services please visit for. D earn o rile in 910-769-4511 or. Jonathan Crane us Roicki medical cosmetic a laser dermatology 910-251-9944 or. Kamran Gouda i the Leader in Scarless vein care varicose vein treatment 910-798-5347 or. Deidra Blanks facies plastic surgery Fec Eun rhinoplasty 910-762-1070 Wilmington Shallotte Clinton Southport Burgaw Jacksonville

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