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Hope Mills board approves budget without raising taxes

HOPE MILLS — The Hope Mills Board of Commissioners voted Monday night to reject a proposed 4-cent property tax hike and instead take money from the town’s fund balance. The proposed budget would have increased the tax rate to 50 cents per $100 of property valuation.

HOPE MILLS — The town of Hope Mills just moved closer to having a sports complex. On Jan. 6, the Board of Commissioners approved a contract with CHA Consulting. Since then, the firm has …

HOPE MILLS — Two rezoning requests are on the agenda when the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Town Hall. The first case is a contiguous rezoning of 8.11 acres …

A Hope Mills woman has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of her 8-month-old baby, according to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives on Monday arrested Jana Jana Gabrielle Shaw, 21, on charges of first-degree murder and felony child abuse inflicting serious bodily injury, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

HOPE MILLS — Poor conditions on Applegate Road were the focus of public comment at the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting on Monday night. Residents said that large pits in the …

HOPE MILLS — Interim Town Manager Chancer McLaughlin is expected to recommend a date for a workshop and a public hearing on the 2023-24 budget when the Board of Commissioners meets Monday night.

HOPE MILLS — A pair of leaders from Fort Bragg told the Hope Mills Board of Commissioners on Monday night that the decision to rename the post Fort Liberty was not made lightly.

HOPE MILLS — Proper swimming attire, dogs’ presence and hours of operation are among the issues to be addressed when the town Board of Commissioners considers revised ordinances in the parks and recreation code at its meeting Monday night.

HOPE MILLS — A public hearing on annexing 8.33 acres near the intersection of Hunting Ridge and Rockfish roads is on the agenda for this week’s Hope Mills Board of Commissioners meeting.

“It doesn’t matter how hard things get,” said Lucas Simmons, a sixth-grader at South View Middle School. “I’ve got to keep on going and not stop no matter how tough things are.” Lucas’ sentiment echoes that of hundreds of Cumberland County Schools students and parents who had the chance to hear former NFL player Keith Davis and former college football player Germard Reed during a two-day visit to local middle schools.

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