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Communities Improving School Safety through Collaboration 

May 23, 2022

School safety encompasses a number of issues, such as student mental health, peer-to-peer interactions and bullying, and the physical safety of students while they are at school. Gates County is one of three rural counties (including Duplin and Stanly) partnering with RTI International on their All Hands on Deck program. Henderson County partners implemented a new safety plan to enhance both the physical safety of students in the schools and their mental and emotional health. 

Improving Community and Police Relations (Blog)

February 26, 2021

The issue of community and police relations acquired a great deal of public attention in recent years. In 2017, Mayor Sammy Phillips of Jacksonville, NC launched the “One City, Our City, My City” campaign to promote respect, caring, and collaboration among the community. The Jacksonville Police Department adjusted their training and review procedures around use of force incidents and decreased their use of force numbers from 103 instances in 2012 to 23 instances in 2018.

Get Set Transylvania

April 30, 2020

Get Set Transylvania The “Get Set Transylvania” initiative began in 2015. Now, many families are moving to the area, in large part, because of its reputation as a great place to raise children. Digital Extra 1:Get Set Transylvania draws national … Continued