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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - July 27, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Contentnea pulls together for new fire truck by Onvia Unity times staff writer . Skinner had seen the blueprints and sketches. But nothing compared to seeing the new fire truck in person saturday. A a we be come a Long Way to get this truck a Skinner said. Skinner Contentnea Volunteer fire department treasurer was among dozens of people saturday who celebrated the arrival of the department s new custom built fire truck. Contentnea has spent the past several years working to get the new truck a 2015 Pierce enforcer pumper Tanker. The fire truck which is Black red and Gold is loaded with various capabilities. It can carry 1,000 Gallons of water and can pump More than 1,500 Gallons of water per minute. In addition the truck has an on Board foam system with 25 Gallons of class a foam led scene lights and six head led Light Tower on the its roof with a six kilowatt Hydraulic Generator that ensures firefighters have Power when they need it. A ifs not everyday that we get an Opportunity to be a part of something life this a Contentnea Volunteer fire chief Scott Matthews told the crowd in a ceremony saturday. A Many firefighters May work their entire career and never get to experience the delivery of a new firefighters and their families also attended the dedication of the new fire truck. A it is the result of Many people working very hard and dedicating Many hours to building the Best truck possible to meet our needs As a department and the citizens of Wilson county a see truck Page 2a Contentnea Volunteer fire department welcomes a new 1500 pm fire truck arriving at the 42 West District station saturday Whitley time budget de Bate . Retiree insurance pension rate part of budget debate. Partly Cloudy i 91 to 70 ism a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a mini report shows child poverty remains High by Olivia Neeley times Wilt t Wilson police investigate a fatal hit and run in the 1700 Block of Glendale drive . On saturday. By cd Ovid. Me by of via Neeley limes stiff writer a 23-year-old Man faces charges after police say he struck and killed a pedestrian while driving on Glendale drive Early saturday morning Wilson police Wilson fire Rescue Servian and Wilson county emergency medical services were called hit to the scene shortly after 2 30 a in Bat s when officials found a be Desenan lying Iii the Roadway police determined the Jed its Titan Dion Beethoven Cooper 4k, of Albany i Ane and his dog had both been struck by to vehicle which left actor dog to officials. Police said Cooper died at the scene. North aeolian ties with Texas and Kent. By having the Lith highest Ink poverty in the i country Ailt Ord my to a new Iep Oit i he nationwide 2015 report re leased this week in the Annie i Casey foundation examined to Mea suites of t Hild Well being in four categories ranking states i to 50 Accord my to their outcomes Tor. Hildren North Carolina ranked 35th m the nation lot Overall it Laid Well being slipping a spot from last year a Ltd riling to the report while North Carolina Rose Tom places Iii ranking of economic Well being state officials said it still ranks at the Bottom Hall at 3 till in the country in the family Community category. North Arolina stayed in the same place As 2< 1 i dining in at kith Overall rankings stayed the same lot North Carolina in health at 32nd in the nation and Edu cation at 28th North Carolina c Hild advocate of lit Nils said it Hildren and families Are losing ground in key measures of ii Nam Aal set in its a a i he Gap Between slates w till the Best and Wor St child Well being is slate and North Arolina sit on see i port. Pala Wilson county she ill s t lice animal amt in officers also responded and took Coopers dog to i x vets where the dog is in stable condition police said around 11 30 a in the Driver a Keem Malchom Jamal Jones 23, of c Arolina Street Turnen himself in at the Wils. It a police department police charged Jones with one count of felony hit and am involving a serious injury or death lories received a $12, Kilt secured Bond his first appearance is Lakil for monday in Wilson county District court polite ask that anyone who has information regarding the1 hit and run to Contact them at the Wilson police i apartment at 399-2323. Wilson police and paramedics respond to a fatal hit and run on saturday. Police charged a 23-year-old Man hours later on saturday. Bradenville i Lime police Man Dies in hit and run incident 23-year-old charged

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