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New Bern Sun Journal (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, New Bern, North Carolina Monday june 8,2015 a i 0 m a new Bern ahead Art Tours legends concert poet laureate upcoming this week. An cd a drop in abortions is among nations sharpest by Jonathan Drew associated press Raleigh i the number of abortions performed in North Carolina has dropped by More than a Quarter in the past five years a one of the steepest declines in the nation a and new rules including a 72 hour waiting period could extend the trend. A National Survey by the associated press found that the annual number of abortions has fallen significantly in most states both conservative and Liberal leaning since 2010. Abortions in North Carolina have declined by 26 percent in that period. Only i Hawaii had a larger percentage decline in the Survey which included All but the handful of states that done to keep comprehensive abortion statistics. The Survey comes As the Republican controlled North Carolina general Assembly passed a Bill last week that would make the state one of a few that require women to talk to a doctor or other qualified professional 72 hours before having an abortion unless there a a medical emergency. Republican gov. Pat Mccrory signed the Bill Friday which also requires see abortion a a2craven county a Law enforcement a Heckman Calls it a career sgt. Maj. Robinson departs 2nd maw capt. Heckman of the Craven county sheriffs office pauses to reminisce As he boxes up a career s Worth of Memorabilia from his office. Photo by Chuck Beckley Sun journal staff longtime Lawman retires mulls opt ions tor lilt lire by Bill hand by hand Heckman has left the building. Capt. Joe i Leckman who has been a Law enforcement officer since 1987 and wit h t he c Raven county sheriffs office since 1996, has set aside his cuffs Laid Down his service revolver and done the ride into the Sunset thing retiring the end of May. He goes with High Praise from sheriff Jerry Monette who has been his co worker and pal for most of his career. A a he a worked his Way up through the ranks and done an outstanding Job for me Quot Monette said. Quot he a fiercely Loyal. A Good supporter and a Good i Leckman is a new Bern boy attending Eleanor Marshall elementary school on Rhein Avenue before it was torn Down and graduating from new Bern High Back in the Days when it was housed at the Campus of the present Grover c. Fields Middle school. In 1984, Heckman was a Volunteer with the new Bern file department then took a Job with the company in 1985. Two years later he switched from putting out fires to carrying out the Law As a i Lavelock Public safety officer. Well kind of. A Aback then you had to be fire Rescue and Law enforcement a he said. A Havelock Wasny to the Crew they Are in those Days the Havelock police were jacks of All trades. If an officer was in his patrol car and the fire alarm went off Heckman remembered he would have to drive to the fire department jump into the truck and go fight the fire. He also had to double up As an emt. A Jerry Monette was my training officer when i was in see Heckman a6 by Drew c. Wilson Halifax Media services Cherry Point i the departing sergeant major of the 2nd Marine aircraft Wing described the personnel he helped Lead for the last three years As a phenomenal americans who a Rose to every single sgt. Maj. Christopher g. Robinson turned Over the reigns As the wings sergeant major to sgt. Maj. Richard d. Thresher during a ceremony thursday at Cherry Point. A Over my time Here in the last 33 months it was really nothing that Robinson did a the departing Robinson said. A my goal was to shape Mold and build teams. I can Marvel at the Many things this Wing did we did some great and phenomenal things and had a lot of challenges in this Wing Quot Robinson addressed his remarks to the More than 15,000 personnel that comprise the 2nd maw. A the 2nd maw is a pretty Large organization a Robinson said. A a it a spread out through three different geographic locations everyone thinks of Chei r Point being 2nd maw but we be got folks Down in Beaufort s a and we be got folks at new River and that presents a lot of challenges Quot Robinson who enlisted As a Marine in 1987, is a native of St. Petersburg Florida. He thanked the leaders of the three installations that the 2nd Mau Calls Home. Quot col. Chris Pappas is phenomenal. We have a very special relationship with the folks Here at Cherry Point and also the same thing Down at Beaufort with col. Peter Buck and his sergeant see Robinson a2 lame Lime City launches new website for Parks and recreation by Eddie Fitzgerald com new Bern Parks and recreation launched a new website last week that allows anyone to Register for Camps and programs online and will even provide alerts on Field conditions. City staff worked with re desk a company that produces web based solutions for recreation departments and other organizations for several months to build the site and learn How to use it according to a press release from the City. The new website powered by re desk costs the City $3,200 annually according to the press release. Besides offering online registration for Camps the site also allows those interested in programs and other special events through Parks and recreation to Register. Reservations can also be made for Parks and facilities and customers will be Able to process their payments online. The site offers email and text instant alerts about game delays and cancellations program cancellations and closings. People living in the City who wish to make reservations Register for a program or online Access the new Parks and recreation site at wow. Newbern no. Org Parks rec make a payment on the new website will need a user account and password. Thurman Hardison director of new Bern Parks and recreation. Said he was excited to offer residents the new service. A residents will be Able to Reserve Parks and facilities right from their smartphones which they Haven t been Able to do before a Hardison said in the press release. A this software provides us with a recreation management platform that helps improve our service and adds value for our customers Union Point Park is the Only Park residents cannot Reserve online because of the number of Eom unit and City events scheduled throughout the year Hardison said a we want to make sure if someone is looking for a reservation for Union Point Park for a wedding or other important event see website a2 thunderstorms 88/g8&Quot a4 classified comics. Entertainment. B6 b5 b4 history. Lottery. Obituaries a4 a3 a2 sports. Week ahead wire reports by a5 a7 Iii Ooi 0 00 04 vol. A xxvi no. 159 june 11 pvt it / music begins at 6 00 pm in Kinston s Pearson j i

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