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Kinston Free Press (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Kinston, North Carolina Monday August 31,2015 Quot your news source since 1 882 a Kinston no consider Mongolia Broad vistas and big skies make this country one to add to your rustic travel bucket list. A6 staying positive ecu pirates must reload to match program growth. By sports a state Archery championship Archery champions Aidan Robertson and his father Jason Posey practice Archery tuesday inside Neuse sport shop. The duo recently won a state Archery Competition. Photo by Janet s. Carter / the free pres father and son duo win Archery state championship by Dustin George staff writer the concept of fat her and son bonding might Call images of throwing a football or working on a car to mind. For one father son duo however bonding involves travelling across the state to fire arrows at Little paper targets. A we get to be out there and spend time with each other and do something besides being on the Phox a said Jacob Posey. Posey along with his son Aidan Robertson 12, recently won a state tournament for Archery. A you know its not like me going to a baseball game and being on the other Side of the Fence saying a go son a we get to be there together and experience it together both the positives and the negatives of it a he said. The pair travelled to Columbus two weeks ago to compete in a pair of tournaments hosted by the Green Creek Archery club including the state championships. In each Competition shooters were Given a pair of practice rounds and then Given four minutes to shoot six arrows at targets Down Range. For Robertson who competed As a Junior olympic Bowman targets were placed 25 meters away while Posey a Para Archery competitor shot targets at 50 meters. By the time it was Over they had both shot nearly 200 arrows each. A we had never shot a double 72 before which is 72 shots Back to Back a Posey said. A it was about 86 shots a Day. It was see archery�a2�Lenoir memorial Hospital minor care unit decreases emergency wait Tim number of patients leaving before being seen also reduced by Margaret Fisher night editor you Hope you never have to go to the emergency room. But if you do have a minor injury or illness chances Are the wait wont be too Long. The minor care unit was established at Lenoir memorial Hospital in february 2014 to lighten the Load in the emergency department and reduce the waiting time for lower priority care Beverly Dawson the de nurse manager said. A a it a not that you come in with a sore Throat and you cannot be seen in the main de that a not it a she said. The Point of having that area is just additional Beds additional resources and to have an area that you can go to in the event that we Are backlogged in the main an average number of patients admitted is about 30 a Day but its not first come first served Dawson said. Minor care patients May have waited As much As six hours before minor care opened because acute and life threatening emergencies Are always a priority she said. A we triage people and then those patients who Are lower acuity unfortunately their wait times were just significantly longer a Dawson said. A we were finding that those were the patients who would leave without being seen. Our without being seen rate was Over 5 percent. And right now for this month we re at 1.9 percent a the average wait time in August was 32 minutes in the main emergency room she said. The goal for wait time in minor care is less than 90 minutes but it depends on the number of see minor care a a2 Iii Amanda Bullard la Grange elementary school principal stands outside of the office Friday the last Day of the first week of school. Photo by Janet s. Carter / the free press meet me monday principal Bullard educator missed interaction with students stall by Dustin George staff writer _ during the june meeting of the Lenoir county Board of education Amanda Bullard was named the new principal of Lagrange elementary school. Bullard who grew up on a tobacco farm in Lee county said she knew from a very Young age that she wanted to work in education. A i can remember teaching Many lessons to crowds of baby dolls and Beagle puppies a she said. When she Wasny to teaching the family pet or her dolls Bullard said she was working on the farm with her family an experience that proved invaluable to her. A today it really gives me a lot in common with some of the families Here As Well As the staff a she said. A but it also really gives you a certain work ethic and i sort translate that work ethic to the school after graduating High school Bullard enrolled in Wingate University to earn her degree in Early childhood education. Thunderstorms 82770� forecast a4 classified b6 comics b5 entertainment b4 see principal a7 Good news. Lottery. Nation world. Golfing for bikes boy scout troop 118 sets up bikes for Christmas distribution at the salvation army Christmas Bureau Center in Charlotte for the spokes group. The organization will Host its first fundraising Golf tournament at Walnut Creek Golf course for local distribution of Christmas bikes in Kinston and Goldsboro. Submitted photo spokes group hosts first Golf fundraiser by Jennifer Cannon staff writer a child seeing a Bike under the tree on Christmas morning is a Joy Many families in Eastern North Carolina cannot afford to provide. Last year the spokes group of Eastern North Carolina began providing bikes to underprivileged families in the Region. In previous years two local businessmen had been providing the service out of their own pockets. Spokes group and the businessmen want to go a what spokes group of Eastern North Carolina inaugural Golf classic a Whan i . Sept. 15. Lunch served from la a.m.-12 30 . A where Walnut Creek country club a coat $75 registration fee per person joined forces last year to expand their reach and giving capability. This year the organization will Host its first fundraising Golf tournament on sept. 15 at Walnut Creek country club. A your goal is 500 bikes a Angela Hill spokes group director said. A we Are in need of golfers to help raise Money for this event. We re looking for sponsors and we re looking for see bikes�a2 a3 a3 a5 obits. Puzzles sports., a7 b5 by Halifax w 3101 00001 vol. Xxxiii no. 154 ii a

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