Carroll County Independent

State Representatives for Carroll County District Five


COUNTY — There will be three open positions for state representative in Carroll County District Five (Brookfield, Wakefield, Effingham and Ossipee) in the general election on Nov. 4, and two of the three incumbents are running for re-election: Democrat Tom Lavender and Republican Bill Nelson, both from Brookfield (Republican Harry Merrow of Ossipee decided not to run again). ...more>

Wotton Farm in Ossipee "just grew" on its owners

OSSIPEEE — Kathy and Joel Wotton have lived in Ossipee at 30 Circuit Road since 2001. The farming life has always appealed to them, so naturally, what began with the desire to eat wholesome, chemical free food has expanded from vegetable gardening to animal husbandry....more>

County Commission learns about residential treatment program for addicts

OSSIPEE — A representative from a proposed Christ-centered residential drug and alcohol regeneration ministry for men met recently with the Carroll County Commission. Mitchell Yeaton of the White Horse Addiction Center, a residential program to be located on Route 16B...more>

Eagles hit the ground swinging in new golf season

NORTH CONWAY — The Kennett golf team enters the new season without much experience, but the Eagles have been working hard in anticipation of the first match of the season. Coach Joe Soraghan points out that he has 14 kids out for the program, including a number of younger players without the varsity experience. Although they don't have that experience, he is happy to see them coming out for the team. "It's great for golf," he said. "It's nice to see young kids out there."...more>

Fundraising begins for a gazebo in Center Ossipee

OSSIPEE — When the plan of replacing a vacant lot with a park in Center Ossipee was first presented, the intention from the beginning was to erect a building that would become a venue for concerts and special events that would draw people to the new park....more>

Revenue down at county deeds office, jail

OSSIPEE — Revenues from Carroll County's Register of Deeds office experienced a $100,000 dip from last year and officials blame sluggish home sales and tight credit. The county's Legislative Delegation discussed the quarterly revenue report at its Aug. 11 meeting...more>

Federal prison rape elimination act may cost counties money

OSSIPEE — The Carroll County Commissioners discussed how the federal Prison Rape Elimination Act might impact county and local law enforcement agencies. The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) passed in 2003 with unanimous support from both parties in Congress...more>
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