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Submitted photo Chris Powell of Albemarle Electric Membership Corp. poses with Chief Technology Officer Martha Nixon and Assistant Superintendent James Bunch holding an enlarged copy of the donated check to fund wifi access in school buses.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Foundation grant pays for bus internet access

The Perquimans County Schools Foundation recently announced a $2,000 grant by Albemarle Community Trust to pay for Internet wifi connectivity on all activity buses operated by Perquimans County Schools.

“The ‘hot-spots’ which provide the connectivity were purchased last year with grant dollars from Albemarle Community Trust,” said Foundation Executor Brenda Lassiter. “This is a continuation of being able to provide services and resources for our students and student athletes.”

All students are issued a technology tool at the beginning of the year and all schools are wireless, ensuring students have access to use that specific digital device throughout the entire school day. However, when students leave on a bus to travel to athletic events or field trips, digital access is no longer available for students until they arrive at their designated location or until they arrive back home. The grant will allow connectivity specific to the school-issued digital device so that students can continue to study, work on lessons and submit homework assignments during travel time to and from games, events or places.

The Albemarle Community Trust is funded by Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation members who voluntarily contribute to the trust through their power bills. ACT grant applications are reviewed by a volunteer board of directors. Each year the trust gives out those dollars to fund projects that benefit the community.

Morrisette, Gardner top Long/Foster agents

Debbie Morrissette and Diana Gardner were named the top agents for August at the Long and Foster real estate agency.

Company leaders Phyllis Bosomworth and Erin Nixon announced the top sales and the listing agents for the month.

Morrisette was named sales agent of the month. A native of the Albemarle area, she began her real estate career in 2004 and has received many awards for her real estate achievements. She has earned the CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) designation, GREEN designation, SRF, ResMil and the GRI designations.

Debbie has earned Top Producer for Long & Foster Elizabeth City office for 7 consecutive years – 2011 through 2017. 

Gardner was named listing agent of the month. For over 12 years Diana has earned Top Sales and Listing awards in real estate. She holds the e-PRO & SFR certifications, and the AHSS , GREEN, MiRes and SPS designations.

Diana has held numerous positions on local boards including past President of the Elizabeth City Chamber of Commerce. Currently she is past president of the Elizabeth City Rotary Club and serves as Treasurer for Kids First Inc. and Lector Coordinator for Holy Family Catholic Church.