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Orange County commissioners argued salaries of elected officials at a meeting Monday, Sept. 9. Among hotly debated items from the meeting were the sheriff’s pay rate and position on the Matrix system used by Orange County for salary calculation, and the removal of a $15,000 supplement from the county to district judges’ salaries.

A file photo shows a similar theft at Bingman Pre-K Center in Beaumont.

Copper thieves struck yet another area school over the weekend, police reported.

According to Chief Fred Hanauer III of the Pinehurst Police Department, a school official reported the crime Monday morning, Sept. 9, after arriving at the West Orange Elementary School at 2605 MLK Jr. Drive in Pinehurst and discovering the air conditioner was not functional.