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Author: Adora Thayer

This week was all about planning. And after spending just a few short hours with the Town of Zebulon’s planning department, I quickly learned that it is one of the toughest jobs in a municipality. My week included code enforcement, … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Remember my last post where I told you to stay tuned? Well, here it is! The continuation of my awesome Friday. After the Just Health and Food Summit, I got to spend some time with the Rocky Mount Fire Department … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

This week I had the opportunity to go out into the field with Kyle Gentry from the Person County Soil and Water office. We also worked with Bill Woods and Harrison Tillman from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Here’s … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

Ah, Friday! The one day that virtually everyone looks forward to. Most of the time, that’s due to it being the end of the work/school week and a few days of living wild and free, whatever that means for you. In … Continued

Author: Adora Thayer

Police officers. They enforce the social contracts we have agreed to, e.g., we will not steal or harm one another. And during my time with the Town of Zebulon, I have seen these social contracts broken, in turn, causing officers … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

I have a challenge for you. Find your favorite song and have a 30-second dance party. Seriously, right now. I’ll be here when you are done. Did you do it? Okay, I trust you. Now that we have settled that, … Continued

Author: Heather Curry

Education policy is complex – much more so than most people realize. You have funding from at least three sources (federal, state, and local), earmarked for specific purposes. There are federal and state accountability programs, each with different measures of … Continued

Author: Ashley Tucker

  Hello everyone! It’s been an awesome week. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people and participate in several great things. So much in fact, I’m not sure where to begin! To narrow it down, my observations can … Continued

Author: Ellis Johnson

This week I had an opportunity to do a ride-along with Person County EMS. I also had the opportunity to experience my first budget work session. Some quick facts about Person County EMS: There are four trucks and the crew … Continued

Author: Lindsay Carter

Hello again, readers! I began my work experience back in April as soon as the spring term was complete. So, a month before this blog began, I had already done a significant amount of work on my practicum, which is … Continued

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