Archer Lodge seeks residents’ input on mapping its future
The Town of Archer Lodge is planning for the future, and it needs residents’ help.
A workshop that will help create the town’s first land-use plan is scheduled from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the Archer Lodge Community Center, 14009 Buffalo Road.
The town will seek input on a number of topics, including quality of life, land use and development, housing and neighborhoods, economic development, public services and facilities, and environmental protection.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call town hall at 919-359-9727.
County, towns get ABC dollars
The Johnston County Board of Alcoholic Control has declared $120,000 surplus and donated the money to the county and its towns. Here’s the breakdown:
County – $90,000.
Archer Lodge – $2,602.95.
Benson – $2,008.01.
Clayton – $9,773.79.
Four Oaks – $1,165.02.
Kenly – $713.20.
Micro – $267.45.
Pine Level – $1,030.99.
Princeton – $724.12.
Selma – $3,683.06.
Smithfield – $6,650.49.
Wilson’s Mills – $1,380.92.
Host families sought
Education, Travel & Culture, a nonprofit exchange-student organization, will welcome many high school-age teenagers to the United States for the 2013-14 school years. The nonprofit’s central mission is to promote global peace and understanding by “Sharing the True America with the World.”
Crystal Allis, ETC’s regional manager for the eastern United States, said in a news release that host families are needed in Wake and surrounding counties.
“There is no such thing as a ‘typical host family,’ ” Allis said. “A warm, successful student/family bond does not depend on whether there are same-age children present in the home. In fact, it is not uncommon for young families, childless couples, empty nesters and retirees to embrace the opportunity to share their lives.”
The deadline to place the remaining students is July 31. To apply to become a host family, call 919-285-2693 or visit the ETC website at http://www.edutrav.org.
The Johnston County Voluntary Agricultural District Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at the Johnston County Agricultural Center, 2736 N.C. 210, Smithfield.
A June 23 article about Johnston County teachers speaking out against state budget cuts incorrectly stated that kindergarten teacher Starla Sherman is often out of the classroom doing assessments with students. Sherman did all of her assessments in the classroom.