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Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics
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Council to adopt ARPA policies | Govt. and Politics

The city of Morganton is expected to take some steps toward officially deciding how to spend millions of dollars from the federal government to help recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.Council members will decide whether to adopt seven policies on non-discrimination, records retention, conflicts of interest, eligible uses, cost principles, property management and program income for funds allotted to the city by the American Rescue Plan Act.Morganton received more than $4.8 million in ARPA funding, and the policies the council will decide on Monday night are required by the act. Information from the city said the rules were drafted by city attorney Louis Vinay, and modeled after sample policies developed by the UNC School of Government.The policies must be adopted before ...
Out & About | Arts & Entertainment
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Out & About | Arts & Entertainment

The McKinney Center and Jonesborough’s Mary B. Martin Program for the Arts will host an open house for fall classes Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is underway for all upcoming classes. Faculty will be present for questions and demonstrations. Registration will be open until Aug. 20 for most classes. Students can register online at mckinneycenter.com. For more information contact McKinney Center Director Theresa Hammons at theresah@jonesboroughtn.org or 423-753-0562.The Reece Museum at East Tennessee State University presents “Local Art in the Age of the 2020 Global Pandemic,” an exhibition featuring the work of 40 artists living or working in T...
West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy
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West Davenport businesses start petition opposing two-way traffic conversion | Business & Economy

Business owners on the two east-west one-ways in Davenport don’t all agree a downtown Davenport business organization's assertion that switching to two-way traffic could boost business.At Sweet Delite, 1901 W 4th St., “save our one-ways” stickers, buttons, and a petition opposing the conversion sits out for patrons to pick up or sign.The seasonal ice cream parlor owners don’t want 3rd and 4th streets to change. They would welcome a resurfacing, as the city plans to do no matter what, but not two-way traffic. Part-owner Alan Goacher said they're most concerned about the conversion's effects on pedestrian safety, confusion with a new system, updating signage, and making it inconvenient for customers to stop by."If they do it, and it is an inconvenience, people might take ...