Monday’s Union County Board of Education meeting saw an overflow crowd from Suches to support continuing the Construction and Agriculture program at the Woody Gap School. School Superintendent John Hill informed the crowd that the teacher had rescinded his retirement request and the program would continue for another year. Hill went on to point out that per capita spending in Woody Gap is 2 ½ time the overall system costs. Balancing education and fiscal responsibility is a juggling act as the Superintendent pointed out.
The Cherokee County Commissioners have decided not to build EMS Station #1 on the Old Cherokee Well Drilling site. They are currently negotiating with the NC DOT for a parcel at Jackson and Peachtree St. which would be more appropriate for the EMS Station. In other business Monday evening Commissioners declined purchasing property declared surplus by the Cherokee School Board. State law requires that surplus school property be first offered to the County. Commissioners also declared April Child Abuse Prevention Month.