“Tarboro’s strong financially.”
With those three words, CPA Charles Flowers of Flowers & Stanley, LLP, summarized the Town of Tarboro’s audit for the fiscal year ending June 30 at Monday’s meeting of the Tarboro Town Council.
North Carolina law requires local governments publish a complete set of financial statements within six months of the close of each fiscal year.
Flowers said the audit was unqualified, meaning there were discrepancies found, and no exceptions taken.
According to the financial statement, which was prepared by Finance Director Karla McCall, the town’s assets exceeded its liabilities at the close of the fiscal year by nearly $63 million. The assets of the governmental activities exceeded liabilities by slightly less than $20 million and the assets of the business-type activities exceeded liabilities by slightly less than $43 million.
“You are in an enviable position for a town of any size,” Flowers noted.
There was more good news.
At the close of the fiscal year, the town’s governmental funds reported combined ending fund balances of $4.352 million — an increase of $619,271 in comparison with the prior year. Approximately two-thirds of that amount, or $2.896 million, is either non-spendable, restricted or assigned.
In other action:
• Held a public hearing to consider and act upon a request by Frank Jenkins of Checker Cab for a Certificate of Convenience for four cabs. This item was later considered during the meeting.
• Adopted a resolution amending the traffic schedule to remove controlled residential parking in the area of the former Runnymeade Mills. This change affected First Street between Fountain and Runnymeade, Hall Street between Runnymeade and Fountain and Runnymeade Street from Hall Street to Pearl Street.
• Agreed to direct Town Clerk Leslie Lunsford to certify the sufficiency of a petition filed by Education Capital Solutions, LLC in regards to the annexation of 52.31 acres — the former Mary Frances Center, which is now the future location of North East Carolina Prep School.
• Named Rick Lambert to fill the remaining 14 months of an unexpired term on the Historic Commission.
Following up on the public hearing for the Certificate of Convenience for Checker Cab, the council considered the formal application for four cabs.
During discussion of the matter, the question was asked regarding the safety inspections of the cabs. Police Chief Damon Williams told council the cabs had been inspected about a week-and-a-half ago and that all passed inspection.
At that point council member Garland Shepheard asked, “Even the one that has its wiper blade sticking straight up?”
Williams responded, “About a week-and-a-half ago and all passed inspection.”
On Wednesday morning, the vehicle to which Shepheard was referring, a black Ford, was observed in the downtown area as a light rain fell with no operating windshield wipers.
Monday’s meeting was the last regularly scheduled meeting of the year. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14.
“Tarboro’s strong financially.”
AIB co-chair Buddy Hooks, left, discusses courthouse square with AIB judge James Abraham, center, and chair of the courthouse square project Martie Thompson. James “Jim” Abraham, of Savannah, Ga., and Ed Hooker, of Fort Riley, Kansas, were in Tarboro Monday and Tuesday to judge the community’s entry in the America in Bloom competition
America in Bloom judges to Tarboro: keep the momentum going
The Town Common and 200-year-old trees providing a canopy over the focal point of Tarboro were the first things that caught the eye of the America in Bloom (AIB) judges when they arrived in town Sunday evening.
“The trees are amazing…the canopy and the shade and the different varieties,” said Ed Hooker, III. “Trees are very important. They have almost a calming effect.”
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Nash Health Care seeking expanded affiliates
ROCKY MOUNT — The Board of Commissioners of Nash Health Care has voted to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to five, pre-selected regional tertiary hospital systems for evaluation of an expanded affiliation relationship.
Nash Health Care operates a number of facilities, including five hospitals totaling 403 beds — Nash General Hospital, Nash Day Hospital, the Bryant T. Aldridge Rehabilitation Center, Community Hospital and Coastal Plain Hospital.
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Chatt wins NC East District tourney
SouthWest Edgecombe Cougar Ryan Chatt recently won the North Carolina East District golf tournament through the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships. The match was held at Scotch Meadows Country Club in Laurinburg.
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You, too, can be a slacker spy
Think you're a loser just because you dropped out of high school and never finished the military training you began?
Think you're a dud just because you work as a security guard even though you dreamed of becoming a global savior?
Well, don't beat yourself up. You, too, can become an international superspy like Edward Snowden.
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Pinetops-Caitlin Layne Whitley and John Robert Webb were married on June 8, 2013 at half past three in the afternoon at Pinetops Baptist Church.
The Reverend John Melancon performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Michael Whitley. Grandparents of the bride are the late Mr. and Mrs. James Carlton Jernigan and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Lane Whitley.
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Elegant Entertaining With Bold Flavors
Summer entertaining is easy with simple, crowd-pleasing recipes from light bites to sweet delights that require almost no time in the kitchen.
Invite over a few of your closest friends, heat up the grill and set out your favorite wines for a truly memorable outdoor dinner party. Select simple recipes that can be prepared ahead of time and quickly seared on the grill once your guests have arrived. Everyone will enjoy the food and you'll love that you're not trapped in the kitchen. Prep, chop and marinate everything then store it all in containers.
Continue the trend of simplicity by serving food-friendly wines, such as those from Las Rocas. Las Rocas, which literally means "the rocks" because of the rocky soil where the grapes are grown, produces an incredibly vibrant Garnacha and refreshing RosÈ that pair wonderfully with these dishes.
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Edgecombe Events June 19
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WALTON EARNS SCHOLARSHIP
John Ronald Walton, a 2013 graduate of Edgecombe Early College High School and son of John and Lesa Walton, is presented a $2,000 scholarship check by Edgecomber County Farm Bureau Presidet Tom Proter. Walton is enrolled at NC State University for the fall semester.
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