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Wilson Times (Newspaper) - June 8, 2015, Wilson, North Carolina Wilson jobless rate hits 9.3 percent by Rochelle Moore times staff writer Wilson county has the third highest unemployment rate in the state and one of the larger increases during the month of april n c. Department of com Merce figures show. The county a unemployment rate increased from 8.4 percent in March to 9.3 percent in april during a time when 3,529 people were unemployed. There were nearly 400 More people receiving unemployment benefits in april than March. The county labor Force of people working or eligible to work also changed from 37,322 people in March to 38,068 people in april. One of the larger changes in the Wilson Job Market followed the february Layoff of More than of employees from the Bruce foods Plant on Charleston Street. Mccall farms de 4� cited to close the Plant following its 2014 acquisition of the Wilson facility. Additional area layoffs will be reflected in future unemployment figures following the May 2k closing of the Bat Craft facility on Jones Street in Wilson i la losing old to 87 Job losses in the Wilson area according to a Wor Kei adjustment and retrain my notification. Warn see rate rape 3avision amp a dream Developer devotes full time efforts to first of its kind Wilson Village by Jon Jim son times t tilt or Taylor Stanfield has a vision for a 20-acre site at 1933 Firestone Parkway one he Hopes will Asher in a new Era for deaf residents in this Region and perhaps beyond. A a it is is my full time Job a Stanfield said. A come hell or High water its either going to get done or we will decide collectively including the deaf Community there is some reason that we can to. And that a not go ing to Stanfield if referring to i he Wilson Village a planned $ 12 million state of the Art living Community that is custom designed to meet the needs and desires of the deaf Community and those who support them. The first Glimmer of a project appeared the tuesday after labor Day 2013. It was a Day that changed everything Tor Stanfield professionally and potentially for Many deaf residents in the Region. Stanfield then Cho of win Ston Salem based landmark development group was in Wilson listening to potential deals. Quot we had a team of affiliates consultants charged with finding tax credit deals a said the 38-year-old Stanfield. He told his associates a any Deal you do Here has my name on it. Its a reflection on the company and me personally. But for this involving a special class of deaf citizens its extremely sensitive. Done to let me hear problems. Ibert were problems. Ultimately said Gary Farmer local advocate for the Deal and 68-year-old retired administrator of the pastern North Carolina school for the deaf it turned into the a Best Day of our 4fi i lad any Deal at the time to a done there was a plan to a1 Kate a couple units Fri Deal residents a gathering of us a1 it officials and Reid it it s w As t it a turning Point a a even though those deals weren t viable i met iary Farmer and the tithers and two women who Wen deaf got up talking Alx iut the non viable projects that i Toque does flirt they talked about How badly they wanted a immunity to live with other deaf Cople and Why and it hit me like a ton of bricks of course they do Stanfield said. Quot that s when it started i basically humid out a lot of the other speakers who weren to deaf see vision Page 2a at -7 -fz.v,-i 11 8a olympic Art i St Jesse Raudales presents Art in Washington . Mostly sunny i 87 to 70 ministers by Janet Conner Knox times writer Lite As a single Mathei with two teen agers is not always e Isy Toi Joseph Pettaw a a i work two jobs. And it t an be Dit limit to make sure things Are going the right Way at Horny my i keep the frills paid a Pettaway said so sometimes Fie seeks Council with his minister Quot i Don t want to ask a policeman of a Deputy about things Bec Ause i Don t want them assuming to children Are bad kids because they Are not. Pet Tawny said a to going to my pastor because Fie is not a cop sheriff i Alvin Woodard says be Lias i conference with Wilso Olnfy minis ters for just such a reason i his year the ministers Summit w ii be held wednesday from x to i i a in any minister w to did not get an in nation should Call the sheriff s office so they can add you to the list i he no in Ber is 252-237-211x Woodard said in does no to want to it ave out any minis i i Vito would like to be then we serve breakfast and talk of iou filings thai have the potential to by Strong in the Community gang drugs bands different dimes til ii an plaguing file Community. A it Godard said a a i his year w e ate speaking on gang violence and fraud and la theft id theft is starting to Lead in it liminal Woodard said pres tiption drugs Are the drugs of Choice for teens Fri example jux Codone and pen meet a some people who get a Ink ii leis sell their painkillers. Woodard explains. I hey Dot Toi shop Woodard said the More knowledge Able ministers Are the better they Are Able to relate to a jul t on w to comes to them about their problems. And Woodard said Dur my his presentation he will also talk about see Summ 11, rape a starts june 11th All Day a 6 30am-6 30pm $120 per week includes f told i ups Minu child care inc. 3424unwit in. A 291-19m Taylor Stanfield and Cary Farmer meet at the 20-acre Firestone Parkway site of the Wilson Village. By Iii Cut do Lei

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