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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Leaders take on bullying by Janet Conner Knox times staff writer the Rev. John Maurice Thomas still remembers what it was like to be bullied. A i knew every escape route from my school a Thomas said. A i knew which doors were locked when. I was scared until i decided not to run any the person being bullied does no to feel Good about themselves and they need support said Thomas a licensed Counselor and pastor of Calvary presbyterian Church on Pender Street. Thomas and other partners of the committee for the study of criminal research and development a Sara nonprofit organization Are turning their efforts toward the prevention of bullying. Robert Smith founder of the organization said they have been quietly helping Wilson residents since 1983. See bullying Page 5a a great asset senior Deputy m. Wingo wearing a training jacket and Deputy b. Crumpler demonstrate k-9 Unous take Down capabilities with a k-9 protective Vest now in use by the Wilson county sheriffs office. To i a nonprofit s founder conies to Wilson county to see k-9 vests in action by Olivia Neeley times stat writer for several months now Wilson county Sherif s of fice canines Bruce Lino Zora and Rex have been adjusting to their new Bullet and Stab proof vests. A the Only thing they had on before was a tracker harness or Collar a a said senior let Deputy Brandon Crumpler whose dog is Uno. A they did t have the sheriffs office was awarded Money to outfit then dogs through the nonprofit vested interest in k 9 s inc the organization Aims to provide protective vests to Law enforcement throughout the country the vests Are at no Cost to the departments but require an application process and specific criteria that must be met a it makes us feel better about sending our dogs in Kupp k-9 Zora wears a protective Vest. I to Wirtl y i no High risk typeset situations Crumpler said Parlier this week the sheriffs office k-9 unit gave a demonstration to the nonprofit a a founder and president Sandy Marcal and boar d member Justine Ding who had travelled to North Carolina to visit area Law enforce Merit agencies to see tile new protective vests in action vested interest in k 9s inc is based in fast Taunton Massachusetts. Since founding the organization in 2009, Marc Al has worked with k-9 teams across the country and assisted in securing funds for More than 1,100 Bullet and Stab proof vests for Law enforcement dogs in 19 states totalling More than $1.3 million Marcal and Ding also vis lied the Wilson police department this week Hie Agency w As also awarded Money to provide vests to then dogs Rhett Dakota Saxx Boss and i a loge her the Wilson Agen Des were awarded $8,550 i he vests which Are 11 s made and carry a live Yeai War Ranty have a Holty prut tag at nearly $ i Jyh each these docs deserve it sheriff officials said the do nation helps Otlet the costs for departments a a i hese dogs deserve it Marc Al said a we want to help it s about the dogs a Marc Al said she r realized see vests Page 3a Home run for hunger grows in third year by Olivia Neeley Rimes staff writer Community leaders Are gearing up for the third annual Wilson lobs Home run for hunger food drive slated for tuesday. July 28. At Fleming stadium. The event is designed to bring the Community together to collect nonperishable food items for local pantries in Exchange for free admission to the Wilson lobs baseball game. Hic Wilson lobs bus will be front and Center for the july 28 game against the Gastonia grizzlies that starts at 7 p m and this year. I t. Governor Dan Forest and his family w ill be attending the event and game. Forest who will give a Welcome speech at 5 55 p rn., is also the grand marshal of the event. Forest and his family will kick off the food drive by making the first Dona Hon of nonperishable food items said Thomas Webb lobs general manager a we Are excited Quot Webb said lagging to throw out the first pitch a Gates open at it p in. For the game for a single person admission is five nonperishable food items Ien unripe Shable food items gets a family of tout into the game. I ast year the w Ilson Community banded together and collected 14, Khz pounds of food Loi area pantries i his year s goal is 15, Khz pounds Webb said abet Reading about hunger in the Community in the Wilson times three years ago lobs officials and Community leaders United to make Iii i Louie run lot i Lunger event happen a a i ins is a Way Tor ii to give Bat k to the Community Webb said a we slut that bus full of loud every Nook and during the summer months pantries often so a decrease in donations a people Are hungry Webb said in the summertime that s w Hen Pantiles need Lood the most Webb said the event is an easy Way for folks to help and get involved a you get to come out and enjoy the baseball game and help the hungry in Wilson Webb said i he iok1 collected at the game will in distributed among 13 agencies Iii Wilson the morning after the game lobs players will help get the food to those organizations officials said Webb said thew pc also gained sup Poi from the Wilson count \ ministers association. 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