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April 5 - 11, 2018

bringing the local news home to northwest Guilford County since 1996

IN THIS ISSUE

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News Briefs ................................... 2 ‘I expect the mayor to ...’ ........... 3 Your Questions ............................. 4 Pets & Critters ..............................11 Canine Capers .......................... 12 Pet Adoptions..............................14 Community Calendar ............... 15 Youth Sync ................................. 18

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Student Profiles .......................... 20 Play Ball Vs. Cancer .................. 22

‘5K for St. Jude by NW’ .............. 23 Grins & Gripes ............................ 24 Crime/Incident Report .............. 25 Opinions ..................................... 26 Classifieds .................................. 27 Index of Advertisers ...................31

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Culp Home Fashions fined $7,971 for wastewater spill in December Plant had been cited for two of the seven alleged violations in 2011 by STEVE MANN STOKESDALE – Culp Home Fashions has been assessed a $6,500 civil penalty for violations the state says stem from a wastewater spill into an unnamed Haw River tributary behind the plant in late December.

The Department of Environmental Quality and the Division of Water Resources added $1,471.45 in investigative/administrative costs, bringing the total civil penalty to $7,971.45. The notice was sent to Culp by certified mail March 13. Culp has 30 days from receipt of the notice to pay the penalty, submit a written request for remission or submit a written request for an administrative hearing. Failure to exercise one of the options

will result in the Attorney General’s Office pursuing civil action, according to the notice. The total civil penalty is less than 5 percent of the maximum fine of up to $25,000 a day for each violation under state statutes, according to the notice. “That’s it?” said Tim Graves, whose Ellison Road home is behind

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‘Wave of the future’ Classroom gardens help students in math, science

STOKESDALE – Students in Pam Lindsey’s fifth-grade Academically Gifted class are learning how to grow leafy greens inside the classroom – and they’re enjoying the spirit of competition in the hands-on process. There is a multi-faceted goal behind the idea of implementing the ReBuildUp curriculum at Stokesdale Elementary School. First, it provides a unique way of learning science and math. Second, it helps children in grades 3 through 12 across North

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NWO Staff Photo

Ashton Parsons, left, begins separating the greens from the roots in order to weigh the harvest of garden cress. Teammate Spencer Knight provides quality control to ensure no soil is mixed in with the greens. The weight of the dirt could skew the data, including the weight of the harvest, collected by the students.

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Northwest Observer l April 5-11, 2018  

Bringing the hometown news to northwest Guilford County since 1996

Northwest Observer l April 5-11, 2018  

Bringing the hometown news to northwest Guilford County since 1996