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Onslow County residents vote next week on a bond referendum to allocate 75 million dollars for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.  

Next Tuesday, November 5th, voters in Onslow County will decide the fate of a bond referendum allocating 75 million dollars for the school system.  The money will be used for security upgrades, major maintenance projects and the replacement of two schools built in the 1920’s.  Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Barry Collins says the need for improvements is great.

Changes are coming to the way the Division of Motor Vehicles  collects vehicle property tax. The Tax and Tag program will allow the DMV to consolidate vehicle property taxes along with registration renewals into one single payment. The DMV will begin sending out registration renewal notices this summer that show both fees on the same invoice.  By mid 2014, all NC vehicles will be incorporated into the system.

From now until April 15th, AARP is offering a free tax preparation service for low to moderate income tax payers, especially those 60 and older.  The program is in locations across eastern North Carolina.

To find a tax aide location near you, click here: http://www.aarp.org/applications/VMISLocator/searchTaxAideLocations.action

Imagine… advancing through school hiding the fact that you don’t know how to read.  This week on the Down East Journal, we speak with a New Bern man who read his first book at age 48, and has since published two books.  On this week’s program, he shares his passion to support literacy in eastern North Carolina.  Listen for the Down East Journal, Friday at noon on PRE, Public Radio East.

This week on the Down East Journal, a report on what the state is doing to recoup hundreds of millions of dollars lost thru the lack of online sales tax revenues. Plus, we talk to the Carolina Chamber Chamber Music Festival's event organizers about what’s in store this year.  And, it’s the 50th anniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring.  The life and legacy of Carson and her not so well known ties to eastern North Carolina.