(07/13/2002)
A Reedy woman has been sentenced in Nashville for plotting to kill her husband. Carolyn Burdette, 38, will go to jail for 12 years after hiring a person to kill her husband while he was deer hunting. She attempted to contract with an undercover agent.

The Wirt County Alumni Association will have their annual reunion next Saturday, July 20, at the Senior Center in Elizabeth.

About 30 more Goodrich employees have received their pink slips in Spencer, many from Calhoun. The company is completely closing in September.

The Wirt County Board of Education re-elected Jim Rader president, and Lelia Coe was elected vice-president.

Mustang Survival in Elizabeth is on-track to receive a $6.5 million aviation research and development contract. It is being consider by the U. S. house defense appropriations committee.

Delegate Bill Stemple appeared before the Gilmer County Commission to announce Budget Digest grants, which included $40,000 to extend the Senior Center parking lot and $55,000 for a new gym floor at Gilmer High School. Numerous other projects received financial attention. He told the commissioners they should expect to receive $35,000 for local economic development.

The Gilmer County Board of Education is in a quandary over keeping the county's six schools operating. New school super Sue Waggoner is expected to present the financial picture at the next board meeting.


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