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Oxford plant gets $200,000 state grant for expansion


Oxford Mayor Jackie Sergeant said the building reuse grant ...
The Building Reuse Program, under the Rural Grants and Programs section of the North Carolina Department of Commerce, provides grants to local governments. Contact the writer at smansur@ ...

5 Tips To Help You Avoid Getting Eaten by a Shark


It hasn’t been the best summer for shark-human relations. On Wednesday, a 68-year-old man was bitten in the Outer Banks in North Carolina. It was the seventh attack in North Carolina this year, all in the last three weeks. Sharks have attacked 25 people ...

RFK Jr. to deliver keynote for App Energy Summit


They are: Brian Vaughn, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, undergraduate student ...
Confronting Climate Collapse” (Oxford, 2009) and co-editor of three others. He is the founder of the Oberlin project, a joint effort of the city of Oberlin ...

Education Briefs – Week of 7/2


Bramley plans to attend North Carolina State University ...
Kayes graduates from Ohio school OXFORD, OHIO — Marlee Aurelia Kayes, of Huntersville, graduated in May from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Chris Powell Diet Challenge Winners Revealed


Women's Individual Runner-UpEmily Tyler of Oxford, North Carolina now goes to Zumba four times a week and runs twice a week. In fact, she recently completed her first 5K run and finished in 44 minutes. "I had not run since high school." Coworkers and ...

Survivor recalls fatal Kelley Square crash and its victim, his friend


Mr. Meszaro, 26, of Oxford, said he noticed the tractor-trailer close to the sidewalk and thought nothing of it at the time. He saw the driver, Gary Shray, 62, of Oriental, North Carolina, and a woman seated in the passenger seat. Ms. Ewing, 24 ...

Survey: Consumer sentiment up to highest level since January


"After a soft start to the year, we expect the economy to find its footing in the coming months with stronger consumer spending seen to be a key driver of accelerating (economic) growth," Gregory Daco, head of U.S. macroeconomics at Oxford Economics ...

Oxford Finance Provides Debt Financing Facility To Chosen Healthcare


Oxford is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with additional offices in California, Massachusetts and North Carolina. For more information visit www.oxfordfinance.com. The Chosen Healthcare family has 22 skilled nursing facilities and one assisted ...

Business briefs, June 22


Finance website NerdWallet has named Oxford among the best places to start a business in North Carolina. “Oxford boasts impressive numbers across all variables in the study,” the study says. “With a population of 8,568, Oxford has 918 businesses with ...

On the Shelves in Oxford this week we have the Oxford Portuguese...


On the Shelves in Oxford this week we have the Oxford Portuguese Dictionary and Modern Greece. The Oxford Portuguese Dictionary offers over 200,000 words and phrases, and 320,000 translations. This up…

A Perfect Day in Oxford – To a T(ea)


June 28th, 9:49 PM (Oxford) Sleep has always been a great thing in my life and I always appreciate its restorative qualities. This appreciation is now intensified after yesterday’s “longer-than-a-day& hellip;

On the Shelves in Oxford this week we have two new books and two...


On the Shelves in Oxford this week we have two new books and two very different subjects. Picturing the Apocalypse shows the different meanings and significance the themes of the Book of Revelation ha…
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SPECIAL INFORMATION FOR OXFORD

Responding To and Protecting Students from Sexual Assault in OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA

January 26, 2015

Courtesy of Eve Hill and Mark Kappelhoff, Deputy Assistant Attorneys General for the Civil Rights pision

Note: The sample MOU can be found at here.

President Obama established the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault one year ago. On this anniversary, the task force has released a sample memorandum of understanding (MOU) to assist campuses and law enforcement agencies to work together in their efforts to protect students, address the needs of sexual assault survivors, and ensure a prompt, thorough, and fair response to allegations of sexual misconduct. This is yet another important step in the task force’s effort to help colleges and universities, as well as their partners in the community, address the problem of campus sexual violence.

While colleges and universities can do much on their own, communication and collaboration between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement is critically important to address the problem of sexual assault on campus.

The sample MOU reflects input from task force members and agencies, outside experts on sexual assault, police associations, state attorneys general, and campus administrators and counsels.

Many colleges and universities already have MOUs in place with local law enforcement authorities covering a variety of areas. Our conversations with campus administrators, campus police, and law enforcement have underscored the need for additional tools and strategies that are specifically tailored to the dynamics of sexual assault on campus, as well as the needs of sexual assault survivors. The task force is providing this sample MOU with that in mind.

We recognize that every campus and community is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The sample MOU is, therefore, intended to be a starting point for a conversation between campus administrators, campus police and local law enforcement on how to improve collaborations between critical first responders. We fully expect that, in partnering to address the issue of sexual violence on campus, campus administrators and law enforcement will adapt the provisions of the sample MOU to meet their particular needs and circumstances. For example, some campus and law enforcement authorities may wish to incorporate some or all of the provisions into an existing general campus safety MOU, while others may prefer a standalone agreement specifically addressing campus sexual violence. Still others may decide that some different method of collaboration better meets their needs. We hope that this sample MOU will be an important resource in collaborative efforts between campus administrators, campus police and law enforcement to eradicate sexual assault from college communities nationwide.

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Giving Every Young Person in OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA a Path to Reach Their Potential

Our nation’s most basic duty is to ensure that every child has the chance to fulfill his or her potential. This isn’t the responsibility of one individual or one neighborhood: it’s up to all of us to pave these paths of opportunity so that young people — regardless of where they grow up — can get ahead in life and achieve their dreams.

That’s why My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) is such an important initiative. Launched by President Obama last year, MBK brings communities together to ensure that all youth — including boys and young men of color — can overcome barriers to success and improve their lives. I got to see this work up close during a recent trip to Oakland, California. I joined Mayor Libby Schaaf, City Council President Lynette McElhaney, and other stakeholders for a conversation about efforts that are making a difference in the lives of local youth.

One of the participants was a teenager named Edwin Manzano. The son of a hard-working single parent, Edwin found encouragement and support at the East Oakland Youth Development Center (EOYDC). Thanks in part to the academic and mentoring services offered by the EOYDC, Edwin will become the first member of his family to attend college when he begins his studies this fall at San Francisco State University.

Edwin is grateful for the opportunities that EOYDC afforded him. “Everyone needs a support system,” he says. That’s true whether you are a teenager or HUD Secretary. I was lucky when I was growing up on the West Side of San Antonio. Although it was a modest community in terms of resources, it was rich with folks who took an interest in my future. I had family members, teachers — and even policymakers — who paved a path that allowed me and other young people like me to succeed.

Unfortunately, not every child is as fortunate. That’s why My Brother’s Keeper is so close to my heart. The future of every young person in America should be determined by their heart, their mind and their work ethic. It should never be determined by their zip code.

In Oakland, I talked with 17 young people who have big hopes and aspirations for the future. It’s in our nation’s interest to help them achieve their goals. And we’re committed to doing our part at HUD.

For example, we’ve introduced a Jobs-Plus pilot program that will provide public housing residents in eight cities with intensive employment training, rent incentives and community building focused on work and economic self-sufficiency.

We’re also working on a broadband initiative to ensure that students living in HUD-assisted households will benefit from the life-changing opportunities available through high-speed internet. This project will provide the access to online resources that young people need to succeed in the 21st century global economy.

On the housing front, we expect the recent expansion of our Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) initiative to aid HUD-assisted properties in raising billions of dollars in private sector investment — funding that will be used to secure our nation’s affordable housing future. And recently, our Federal Housing Administration lowered its Mortgage Insurance Premiums to make homeownership more affordable for responsible families, helping them put down roots and build wealth for the future.

But I know HUD alone won’t solve the issues facing America’s youth. These challenges require our Department to maintain longstanding, effective partnerships with other federal agencies and key stakeholders. Most importantly, President Obama understands that My Brother’s Keeper will only succeed if local leaders take his call to action into their own hands.

Folks in Oakland are stepping up to answer this call. During the Community Conversation, I spoke with leaders from Oakland’s nonprofits, philanthropic institutions, and faith-based organizations that are putting our young people on the path to success. Groups like the East Oakland Youth Development Center, the East Bay Foundation, and the Allen Temple Baptist Church are using promising and proven approaches to make a real difference in their communities.

This kind of work is happening all across the nation and will benefit generations of Americans. We’ve got to keep it going by continuing to support our young people. When they succeed, our nation grows stronger, and our future becomes brighter. And by giving everyone an opportunity to reach their goals, we can ensure that the 21st century is another American century.

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Campaign in OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.

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