Newsletter for Central Carolina Community College Team Members

Cougar Bytes

November 21, 2014
Volume VII, Number 11

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WOW! WHAT A TEAM!

College's Bond Passes

Trustee Jan Hayes is set to cut a celebratory cake at the November trustee meeting to honor the passage of the college's $23 million bond. The bonds includes four measures - construction of the Lee Health Sciences Center, expansion and renovation of the Veterinary Medical Technology facility, renovation and expansion of the Emergency Services Training Center and the Lee County Campus, and new construction and renovation at the Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center and renovation of the Small Business Incubator.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND CCCC

CCCC Cares & Adopting an Angel for Holiday Gift-Gifting

For many years Bobby Wicker coordinated the Salvation Army's Christmas JOY Program in Lee County. With his retirement, I assumed the role as our campus contact in 2013. This program is an opportunity to make the holidays special and memorable for deserving children in our community. Interested individuals and groups agree to sponsor a child (an "angel") by purchasing things like clothing, coats, and toys. Children range in age from birth to twelve.

Last week I received twenty-five angels for adoption and could use your support. Last year CCCC adopted more than thirty angels! Some departments, buildings, and peer groups at the College pool their resources to adopt an angel in lieu of gift exchanges on campus. Some individuals at CCCC wish to support an angel but don't want to do the shopping. In these cases, I can, as I have in the past, do the shopping for you.

As a child with little resources, I received my holiday gifts through this program thirty years ago, and my heart holds a special place for it. Participation is a remarkable way to embody a spirit of service this time of year. If you or a CCCC group of you are interested, please call me at 919-498-5452 or e-mail bstum056@cccc.edu. You can select just the right angel!

Gifts will be due to a new location (First Presbyterian Church on Hawkins Avenue) on Monday, December 15. You can drop them off or I can arrange for a pick-up and drop-off for you.

Thanks so much. I hope you'll say YES!

Sincerely,
Bianka Stumpf

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Food Drive for Communities in Schools

During the month of October the NC VetsCorps program in collaboration with the College Success Center, and ACA instructors promoted a Food Drive for Communities in school (CIS) of Lee and Chatham Counties, and Buddy Backpacks of Harnett County.

The October food drive was the second drive that CCCC has held for these backpack programs with the first taking place in April of 2014. During the April food drive collections only took place on the Sanford and Lillington campuses, but with the October drive we expanded to Pittsboro as well.

The expansion to the Pittsboro campus was geared to help the newly organized CIS program in Chatham County as they develop their backpack program at Chatham Middle school. Both the April and October food drives have provided a significant and timely boost to the food stores at the area backpack organizations.

The food drives were quite successful. The food collected on the Sanford campus (pictured) was equivalent to providing backpacks for approximately 50 students. The need though is extremely large, and just in Lee county CIS serves approximately 350 students weekly throughout the school year.

If you want to get more involved with collecting food for these backpack programs please contact Bob Immormino at robert@nc-vc.org or on extension: x7463.

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Halloween Costume Contest Winners

The Social Committee would like to thank employees who participated in the Halloween Costume Contest on Friday, October 31.

Thanks to all the contestants! Many pictures were snapped at our campuses. See more images on Shutterfly and Picasa.

The winners on Lee Campus:

Most Original: Wynette Oliver

Silliest: Ben Cole

Spookiest: Carol Hardee

The winners on Pittsboro Campus:

Most Original: Carla Strickland as American Idol Contestant

Silliest: Joyce Thomas as Beth Chapman from Dog the Bounty Hunter

Spookiest: Johnny Fry as Captain Jack Sparrow

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QEP Dessert Reception a Success

To maintain the momentum gained through the Activity Day Launch, the Core Team followed up with a QEP Dessert Reception on October 27 for CCCC Faculty, Staff, Administration, and Board members.

The reception served as a platform to inform all CCCC employees of the genesis, importance, and necessity of the QEP process. Attendees were greeted by CCCC President, Bud Marchant and CCCC Board Chairman Julian Philpott; and treated to a variety of desserts and received a brief synopsis of the first major component of the QEP, the topic selection. All staff members were encouraged to share their ideas for a QEP topic through the online survey and via the QEP email. Everyone was also informed of several virtual follow-up sessions concerning the topic selection process by co-chair, Scott Byington.

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Professional Development Day - Register Now!

The December 5 registration deadline is swiftly approaching for the Professional Development Day, to be held December 17, starting at 8:30 a.m. in the Civic Center.

To reap the benefits of this annual event, register today. The deadline for registration is Friday, December 5, so don't delay!

For more information on locations and sessions, please visit our website http://www.cccc.edu/pdday.

We hope to see you at the Professional Development Day! Save-the-date for Wednesday, December 17!

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Faculty Advancement Funds - Deadline Approaches

Hello Faculty Members,

The vision for Central Carolina Community College is to be a nationally recognized, world-class leader which provides opportunities that contribute to economic progress and cultural enrichment for students and communities we serve.

To empower faculty to take an active role in achieving this ideal, The Center for Teaching and Learning and Human Resources will now be offering financial assistance to full-time faculty members to attend nationally/regionally-recognized professional development workshops, conferences, and/or seminars.

Proposals are now being accepted through November 25 and will be reviewed by the Faculty Advancement Funds Committee. The maximum amount awarded per individual per trip will be $1,250. Please see the Faculty Advancement Fund document for more information.

Thank you in advance and please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.

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Last Chance for Fall PD Session - Sign Up Today!

The Fall PD Sessions have been a great success! Sign up for the December 4 session, QEP: It Begins With You! Presenters Scott Byington and Heather Willet will host this session in the SMART Conference Rooms on the Lee (CFC #810), Pittsboro (Building #42-Room #109), and Harnett (Ethridge #310) campuses.

Register now at http://qep2.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2139061784.

An e-ticket is not required for check-in and there is no charge for the session. We hope to see you there!

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WDCC 90.5 FM Cougar Basketball Broadcasts

Cougar basketball is now broadcast on WDCC. All HOME games are on WDCC 90.5 FMM this season. Join BPT student's Stephen Bus and Matt Rogers court side, plus producer Mike Colantouno, for all of the play-by-play action!


      Listen to our audio promo!

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ESL Instructor Wins National Video Contest!

Congratulations Jisselle Perdomo ESL Instructor at the Siler City Center. Jisselle won the grand prize and the Learners' Choice Award for your video "A Bad Day at Work."

ESL students use this picture dictionary in class daily. The video story, created by Jisselle's students, was based on one of the sections of this picture dictionary. She has been awarded a trip to TESOL International Convention in Toronto, Canada. Her students have won prizes for their great effort and participation. We are very happy for her initiative, effort, and this deserving prize.

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Celebrating Academic Achievement

Several colleagues and friends gathered at lunch Friday, November 14 at Cafe 121 in Sanford to celebrate Linda Scuiletti's successful completion of her doctoral degree in Adult Education from N.C. State University. From front left: Dr. Brian Merritt, Torry Reynolds. From back left: Dr. Mike Beck, Ken Hoyle, Dr. Bud Marchant, Kevin Pearson, Scott Byington, Emily Hare, Amanda Carter, Meghan Brown, Virginia Brown. From front left: Becky Howington, Dr. Linda Scuiletti, Stormy Mascitelli, Lisa Brown, Sue Atkins, and Brenda Keller.

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Annual Silent Auction

We would like to invite every faculty, staff member, and new employee to visit this year's auction on December 3.

Central Carolina Community College's Educational Office Professionals Silent Auction is a:

  • Way to shop a little for gifts of all kinds (homemade goodies, yum!)
  • Fun time to share with friends
  • Creative way to support our CCCC students
  • Wonderful reason to step away from your work and relax with us
  • Time for awesome FREE snacks... just for stopping by to say hello!
Silent Auction 2014

All donations are welcome and definitely needed during this time of year. So search through your cabinets and attics to find those boxes of 'never used or rarely used' items and send them our way. Then join us to see what others have donated and start your bidding. We can't wait to see you!

Central Carolina Community College's Educational Office Professionals have been active for over 30 years. EOP membership has raised and awarded $10,000 in scholarship monies for our students in just the last five years.

Read more on our Silent Auction 2014 flyer and save the date: Wednesday, December 3, Science Building, Conference Room, Lee Campus.

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SOAR Working to Enroll CCCC's Future Students

The SOAR team has had a busy November reaching out to our service area and beyond. November events include:

  • Cotton Festival in Dunn
  • Lee County 8th grade tours
  • Broadway Elementary Group Tours
  • Veteran's Stand Down Event in Dunn
  • College Application Week(Service Area High Schools)
  • Apex High School
  • Douglas Byrd High School
  • South Johnston High School
  • Veteran's College Fair in Sanford
  • Chatham County Career and College Expo

Students from Broadway Elementary observe a vendor demonstration in Budd Hall as CCCC Cosmetology Instructor Dwight Hollingsworth answers questions from the students.

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Lee County Christmas Tree Lighting and Photos with Santa

Come to the Lee Campus on December 4 and enjoy hot cocoa and cookies during the reading of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'. Take pictures with Santa and Charlee the Cougar.

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SBC Featured on UNC-TV

The Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center and four of its clients was featured on UNC-TV on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 17-18. The features appeared at 7:30 p.m. on the North Carolina Now show. View the NC Now shows online at UNC-TV.

The Monday show featured SBC Director Mike Jones, along with interviewees Jessica Faulk and Jody Argote. The Tuesday show featured interviewees Nicole and Don Byrne. View the NC Now shows online at UNC-TV.

For more information on the Small Business Center, contact the Lee County Small Business Center, in Sanford, directed by Mike Jones, (919) 718-7544, or the Chatham County Small Business Center, in Pittsboro, directed by Jon Spoon, (919) 545-8013, or the Harnett Small Business Center, in Dunn, directed by Nancy Blackman, (910) 892-2884.

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Poetry Slam

Each fall students are asked to plan and produce a class project. This fall's project, a Poetry Slam, was a genuine, unique evening of community, poetry, and music.

Student government participated by making the event a part of their food drive for the local food bank, CORA (admission to the event was food donation), and CCCC's Culinary Institute students participated by providing confections created by the baking class. One of the Broadcast Production students recorded the event for 4CTV.

CCCC Academic Assistance Center Coordinator Angela Green performed poetry by well-known poet Billy Collins, and faculty member Cathy Griffith presented impressive original poems. Other performances included presentations of original or other poetry by various community members and students.

Theatre students serve treats provided by Culinary Institute students.

Students and community members at Chatham campus enjoy the poetry event.

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CCW Team Featured in Lee County Schools' Digital Digest

Central Carolina Works

The CCW team has been featured in Lee County Schools' Digital Digest, Inspired.

Inspired is a Lee County Schools publication. The issue highlighted Central Carolina Works and specifically the work that the Lee County Career and College Advisors are doing. Read the full article here.

For additional information on Central Carolina Works, please visit the CCW blog at www.cccc.edu/ccwblog.

Central Carolina Works

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News From The Library

Library Surveys for Grant Projects

The library is conducting our fall semester survey from now through November 25th. This student survey focuses on how students use library facilities. Data gathered will be used in our LSTA Planning Grant. The survey is accessible on the library web page. Please encourage your students to participate.

We are also conducting a library study room survey to assess how students use study rooms, and how they benefit from using the new technologies recently installed through our LSTA Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant. This survey will be ongoing from now through the end of the spring 2015 semester. The survey is accessible on the library's Get a Room page. Please encourage your students to participate in this survey, as well as to reserve a study room online.

Library Technology Guide

Check out the Library's Technology Guide to learn how to use Google Hangout Videos, Skype, YouTube, & Library WebCams. You can also use our technologically enhanced study rooms at Lee or Harnett to create and connect. The study rooms now include large touchscreen computers, high-definition webcams (1200 dpi), wireless keyboards & mice, and whiteboards for faculty, staff, and student use. Book a Study Room today.

New Databases Coming in January 2015

Our library staff is excited about the new online resources that will be available to students and faculty beginning in January. Never before has there been a more diverse and balanced offering of resources available through NC LIVE to include databases with full-text articles, eBooks, language learning, and streaming videos in a wide variety of disciplines. The library will also have access to some other new databases in the next couple of months. New CCCC database subscriptions will include:

  • Biography Reference Center - This multi-disciplinary resource was dropped by NC LIVE without a comparable replacement. The library will maintain access to this resource through our own CCCC subscription. Available in January 2015.
  • Library Literature & Information Science Full-Text - This resource replaces the Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text that was dropped by NC LIVE without a comparable replacement. The new database will serve our Library & Information Technology students. Available in January 2015.
  • Science Direct College Edition: Health & Life Sciences Collection - This resource provides full-text online journals published by Elsevier and offers several of our print journal subscriptions in an electronic format at a lower cost with increased access. Coverage includes 1200 full-text journal titles with no embargoes from 1995 to the present. This new database will serve students in nursing, dental, veterinary, allied health, biology, environmental science, and more. Coming soon in December 2014.

A few highlights of new NC LIVE databases coming in January include:

  • Films on Demand - Students and faculty will now have access to more streaming videos than ever! The complete academic collection covers business and economics, science and mathematics, humanities and social sciences, and health and medicine.
  • Gale Literature Resource Center - NC LIVE is picking up this database to which the library previously subscribed.
  • Oxford Reference Online Premium - This multi-disciplinary collection of reference eBooks provides over 300 language and subject resources published by Oxford University Press. Click here to view a complete title list.
  • Pronunciator Language Learning - This online language learning lab provides a fun and easy way to learn any of 80 languages and ESL. Click here for a complete list of languages.
  • ProQuest Central - ProQuest Central is a multi-disciplinary collection of 30 databases providing access to millions of full-text articles from scholarly journals, newspapers, magazines, and trade publications, as well as books, reports, and videos. ProQuest Central is the largest aggregated database of periodical content covering more than 160 subject areas. It replaces the EBSCO collection of databases being dropped by NC LIVE.
  • SIRS Knowledge Source - SIRS Knowledge Source is comprised of three databases including SIRS Issues Researcher (replaces CCCC's subscription to Opposing Viewpoints), SIRS Government Reporter, SIRS Renaissance, and SIRS WebSelect. It provides information on social issues, science, history, government, and the arts and humanities.

Library Web Page Changes

The library web page has had some recent changes. The NCKnows chat reference service is now accessible under the Get Help section. New on the library's main web page is Today's Hours for each campus library, as well as a link to an online form to Suggest a Purchase. We welcome suggestions for book purchases, as well as general interest videos for students to check out.

Supporting Veteran Students

The CCCC Libraries support our Student Veterans. The Lee Library partnered with Lisa Baker (Dean of Health Sciences), Veterans Upward Bound, and NC Vets Corp to present "A Veteran's Life & Services for Student Veterans" on Thursday, November 13th. The event was well attended. Check out the Library's Guide to Veteran Resources.

To view a complete list of new NC LIVE databases, as well as which databases they will replace, click here.

Left to right: Reid Elders, student veteran in the motorcycle mechanics program; Amy Gustavson, Reference, Instruction & Emerging Technologies Librarian; and Lisa Baker, Dean of Health Sciences.

Left to right: Henry Nimons, student veteran in the motorcycle mechanics program and Ashley Tittemore, Veterans Upward Bound Director. Henry drives six hours each day (three hours one way) to attend classes at CCCC! He lives in Little Washington, NC and is a regular CCCC library user.

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Red Clay Review

The Review is now accepting entries for its next destination-themed issue. For copies of The Review, more information, or to submit an entry, please contact Summerlin Page at rcr@cccc.edu or (919) 718-7270.

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Cougar Pets News

McCallan, Jokerr, and Trapper are going to their forever homes!

Are you interested in adopting an animal? Anyone interesting should visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CougarPets for more information and pictures of all the animals that need homes.

You can reach Jonathan at (919) 718-7465 or by email at jloftis@cccc.edu if you are interested in adopting.

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PERSONNEL NOTES

Cougar Profile

Ashley Tittemore

Ashley tittemore
Director of TRiO Programs

Q.   How long have you worked for CCCC?
A.   I've worked for CCCC since January 14, 2013, so almost 2 years now.
Q.   What brought you to CCCC?
A.   Two new TRiO Programs and their former Director, Dr. Gerri Williams, brought me to CCCC! I was extremely excited to hear that the Upward Bound Math and Science and Veterans Upward Bound grants were funded and hoped to be able to be a part of the exciting new addition to CCCC.
Q.   Describe what you do for the College.
A.   I serve as the Director of TRiO Programs, which includes Upward Bound Math and Science and Veterans Upward Bound. Both are federally-funded programs designed to prepare low-income and first-generation populations for college. Each year Upward Bound Math and Science serves 60 high school students from Harnett County, and Veterans Upward Bound serves 125 local veterans from Chatham, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, and Wake Counties. Both programs provide free services such as academic instruction and tutoring; skill-building workshops; mentoring; career development; cultural enrichment; assistance in completing college admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications; and support in the transition to college.
Q.   Where were you born?
A.   Upstate New York, outside of Albany.
Q.   Where did you grow up?
A.   In the same place! My little town is called New Lebanon. It's so small that my public high school only graduated 35 students in my class!
Q.   Educational credentials?
A.    I started my education at Tufts University outside of Boston, but transferred to UNC Chapel Hill as a junior and earned a B.A. in Mathematics there, then later a M.A. in Education with a focus on Culture, Curriculum, and Change. Someday I would like to pursue a Ph.D. in Educational Research and be able to conduct program evaluations.
Q.   Where do you live now?
A.   I live in the Chatham County part of Chapel Hill.
Q.   Do you have children/grandchildren?
A.    I have the best 14-month old son in the world! His name is Ashton. I also have two step-children who are 8 and 12. Their names are Aneycia and AJ. All three are kind, and smart, and extremely FUN!
Q.   What are some of your hobbies or other interest outside of CCCC?
A.    I love to be outside, travel, read, and go to the movies. But most of all, I am a Mom. :)
Q.   Anything else you'd like to share with the CCCC family?
A.    It has been such a pleasure to find a work "home" where people are so friendly and kind and willing to help. I love that in our work in TRiO and at the College we are able to make such a positive impact on the lives of the people we serve through education. It's what keeps me going! Hopefully CCCC and TRiO Programs can continue to grow and expand in the future to be able to make even more of an impact on an even greater number of individuals in our community! I <3 CC!

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Welcome New Employees

  • Tonja Austin, Career Counselor
  • Amy Marie Baker
  • Meghan Brown, Grants Writer
  • Keyshla Marie Crespo
  • Pamela Ellison, Ce/Curr Clerical, Pittsboro
  • Juan Gonzalez-Venegas, Custodian, Harnett
  • Oscar Hernandez
  • R.V. Hight, Marketing & Media Writer
  • Joshua Lee Johnson
  • Sylvester Avon King
  • Felipe Osorio, Custodian, Harnett
  • Jon Spoon, SBC Coordinator, Chatham County
  • Doris Faye Stone

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News From The CCCC Family

Bereavements

Kako Covington, PT HRD Instructor/ACA Instructor/MADE Coordinator, lost her father, Pastor James Archie, on November 13. Services were held at the Lillington Grove Original Free Will Baptist Church on November 20.

Latasha McIver, one of our Developmental English and Reading faculty (Pittsboro) suffered the loss of her brother after a prolonged illness. Terry passed away November 9 at his home in Vass. If you know Latasha, she would appreciate hearing from her CCCC friends and family.

Retiree Gloria Cheatham's mother-in-law, Helen Johnson Cheatham, 94, passed away on October 31. Her funeral was held on November 4 at Rogers Memorial Chapel. Cards can be sent to Larry and Gloria at 1913 Truman Drive, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Birthdays

Birthday Cake
Nov 22Barbara Avery
Nov 22James Stumpf
Nov 23Nancy Blackman
Nov 26Bianka Stumpf
Nov 27Jackie Hearn
Nov 27Glenda Ray
Nov 28Thurlia Martin
Dec 5Martin Haley
Dec 5Geraldine Meadows
Dec 5Sandra Olmsted
Dec 6Steven Lympany
Dec 6Andre Mapp
Dec 6Dana Stone
Dec 9Cynthia Price
Dec 9Derrick Wright
Dec 13Kristine Baggett
Dec 13Cathy Phillips
Dec 14Ginger Harris-McGinty
Dec 17Ashley Tittemore
Dec 18Polly Bouldin
Dec 18Tamara Joyner
Dec 19Peter Eckley
Dec 20Michelle Powell
Dec 23Maryann Aucompaugh
Dec 23Anne Davis-Johnson
Dec 24Heather Willett
Dec 26Angie Stewart
Dec 27Henry Wilson
Dec 29Benjamin Buchanan
Dec 29Reginald Dowe
Dec 29John Spivey
Dec 29Amber Thomas
Dec 29Dawn Tucker
Dec 30Fred Fritz
Dec 31Kimberly Brzozowski

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Dates to Remember

Planner

Nov 25 Faculty Advancement Fund Proposal Due

Dec 3 Silent Auction, Lee Campus

Dec 4 Lee County Christmas Tree Lighting and Photos with Santa

Dec 17 Professional Development Day

Dec 22-26, 2014 and January 5-6, 2015 Christmas Holiday

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Contribute

Contribute to Cougar Bytes

Cougar Bytes is a monthly newsletter distributed to staff and faculty. Is there a college event you would like to promote? Perhaps you have a success story you would like to share? We welcome any events, stories, photos, or shout-outs in our next issue. Please submit any contributions to marketing@cccc.edu.

Our deadline for contributions is the Tuesday before publication date. Thank you!

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CCCC-BAY

Things For Sale, For Free Or For Adoption

Available for sale:

Work table, 80" by 42" with metal legs for $25

100-plus-year-old four-foot diameter North Carolina white oak table. It has leaves that open it to seat 12; Asking $50. No chairs.

Three hanging-file drawer and shelf units suitable for home or office. Each is 83" tall, 35" wide and 18" deep. Two have four hanging-file drawers and two shelves and one has two hanging-file drawers, a shallow drawer and three shelves. Asking $50 each.

All items are located in western Harnett County. If anyone is interested, please call 919-499-1848 or email Kathy at kathysrainbow@windstream.net.

CCCC-Bay offers you a marketplace for services and excess stuff, a forum to advertise for things you need and a very responsive audience for pet adoption.

Our deadline for CCCC-Bay ads is 9 a.m. on the Tuesday before publication date.

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