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How District 19 and Cumberland County has Benefited from my Leadership

Wesley Meredith North Carolina Senate – Fourth Senate Senior Member  -Majority Whip  -Chairman of Commerce/Insurance  -Chairman of Transportation Appropriations –20 Million plus on Road Improvements Based on my Chairmanship on Transportation –15 Million for Cumberland County Schools Repair and Renovation –10.9 Million for Cape Fear Valley Residency Program –5.5 Million for FSU Health & Wellness […]

N.C. Legislature to Convene October 2 for Hurricane Florence Relief Session

My colleagues and I will convene Tuesday, October 2 to begin considering disaster relief legislation in support of victims of Hurricane Florence. I supported calling the extra session next week to address pressing needs for education communities, provide policy flexibility to storm victims, and prepare for a fourth disaster recovery act since 2016 as well […]

2018 Campaign of Honor

The 4-week Campaign of Honor began on August 13th showcasing Cumberland County’s First Responders. Each week, I visited and posted daily on my Facebook Page with each classification of First Responders: Telecommunicators, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Law Enforcement, and Fire Fighters. I took pictures, videos, and gathered essential information.  I encourage you to go to […]

Thank you Cumberland County for Relief Efforts

Many churches in our community opened their doors to hundreds of residents affected by Florence. Since I worship at Manna Church, I participated with them for several days offering food, water, essential supplies, and clean up at many Florence victim’s homes.  Several businesses also contributed to the needs of the people affected. Schools became shelters, […]

State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center Opens 7 Days a Week at DSS

The State of North Carolina and FEMA have opened a Disaster Recovery Center at the Cumberland County Department of Social Services, 1225 Ramsey St., that will operate seven days a week. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The state said in a media release […]

City Hosts Contractors Fair for Hurricane Recovery Projects

The City of Fayetteville’s Economic & Community Development Department will host a Contractors Fair for Matthew and Florence related projects on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m., City Hall Lafayette Room, 433 Hay St., Fayetteville. The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Community Development Block Grant Program – Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) are both federally funded […]

Storm Debris Collection Has Begun

Fayetteville, in conjunction with assistance from FEMA has begun. Residents are asked to be patient with storm debris pickup; it may take weeks to be completed. Numerous passes will be made through each neighborhood. Residents should place the following items at the curb in three separate piles; DO NOT MIX THE PILES: – Vegetative Debris: Place […]

Volunteers, Donations and Recovery Efforts after Hurricane Florence

After a disaster, state and federal governments are not the only responders. Voluntary organizations play a vital role in supporting communities affected by disasters. Time and time again, they exceed expectations through operations fueled by the generosity of the American people. Individuals outside of the areas affected by Florence can lend a helping hand by […]

Hurricane Florence Immediate Action Contact Information

Hurricane Florence Immediate Action Contact Information: If you require immediate, emergency medical assistance: Dial 911 If you require shelter: Dial 211 or 888-892-1162. You can also text FLORENCE to 898211. A list of shelters is available at https://www.ncdps.gov/shelters If you require food: Dial 211 or 888-892-1162. You can also text FLORENCE to 898211. If you […]

Challenge – Commit – Engage

    Just as our First Responders take on any Challenge, faithfully Commit, and follow through with unquestionable Engagement – I am calling on the fine citizens of Cumberland County to join me over the next 5 weeks to show our unwavering gratitude. Each week I will showcase different departments with photos and more! I […]

Teacher Pay Facts

The Truth About NC’S Rising Teacher Salaries: Average Teacher Salary in 2018-2019: $53,600 Number of Consecutive Teacher Pay Raises: 5 Average Pay Raise Since 2013: $8,600 Average Percentage Pay Increase Since 2013: 19% Number of Teachers Who Have Received a Pay Raise of at Least $10,000 Under Republican Leadership: 44,647 Increase in Lifetime Earning Potential […]