Thursday, August 19, 2010

emergency training at C.W. Stanford Middle School

A head's up from the school district:
On Saturday, August 21, 2010, from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Orange County school personnel, law enforcement and emergency responders from Orange County will be conducting an emergency training exercise on the campus of C.W. Stanford Middle School.

During the exercise, you may hear simulated gunfire.  This is part of the exercise and does not represent a threat to the participants or members of the adjacent community.  Live ammunition will NOT be used during the exercise.  This is a necessary part of the training experience for the participants and is not a cause for alarm.

As a part of the training exercise, there will be police cars, sheriff’s deputies, N.C. Highway Patrol cars, ambulances, fire trucks and possibly television news trucks in the general area of the school.

You may also experience traffic congestion on Orange High School Road, near C.W. Stanford, during this time.  Every effort is being taken to reduce or eliminate delays and to ensure that everyone traveling in the area remains safe.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Orange County Schools    919.732.8126
Orange County Sheriff    919.644.3050

For more information please consult the Orange County Schools website @

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding!
I'll be there, so look for pictures in Wednesday's paper.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Donna's Coffey Break

I just added a new link for school board vice chair Donna Coffey's blog. Though she doesn't have a whole lot of posts yet, the ones she's written so far are very detailed and insightful. Enjoy!