06 News DigestGovernor Roy Cooper has appointed local attorney H. Gerald Beaver to serve as a member of the North Carolina Grievance Resolution board. “I am honored and humbled to accept this appointment to the North Carolina Grievance Board from Governor Cooper. It’s my great pleasure to serve on a board whose mission and members I have long respected and admired,” said Attorney H. Gerald Beaver.

Beaver began serving on the board in January 2018.

The board is made up of five members who serve four-year terms. All board members are appointed by the governor. The Council of the North Carolina State Bar recommends 10 individuals to the governor. Three of the five members must be chosen from the state bar list.

The Grievance Resolution Board works with North Carolina inmates to settle grievances. Using informal communication with authorities at offending facilities, or when a formal complaint is necessary, to reduce tension and create stability for formal complaints, the five board members seek to resolve issues. The board holds authority over inmate grievances filed through the Administrative Ready Procedure.

149 local teachers receive funding from Donorschoose.org

DonorsChoose.org helps teachers fund projects for their classrooms. Teachers post projects on the site and donors give money to the projects they want to support. Sometimes it’s individuals who give. Often organizations donate, too. On March 28, in an initiative called #BestSchoolDay Surprise, Ripple, a technology company in San Francisco, donated $29 million – enough to fund every project request on the site.

There were 220 projects from Cumberland County Schools, totaling $125,897.

“Thank you, Donors Choose and #BestSchool- Day funders for making it the #BestSchoolDay in Cumberland County,” said Jennifer Lloyd, the school system’s Grants Management Coordinator. “We are touched by the generosity of the funders and the dedication to our students shown by our teachers!”

Since its inception 18 years ago, this is the first time a donor has funded all projects on the site.

Downtown Fayetteville Celebrates National Library Week

April 8-14 is national library week. The Cumberland County Public Library & Information Center is joining the nationwide movement encouraging people to take selfies at their library and participating businesses and post them using #iheartmylibrary and an explanation about why they love their library. Local downtown businesses will also have giveaways throughout the week.

For more information about National Library Week and the free programs and services at your library, visit www.cumberland.lib.nc.us or call 910-483-7727.

Photo: Attorney Gerald Beaver

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