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Jones County cuts $100,000 from sheriff's office in latest budget, says it'll go toward schools

An eastern North Carolina county board has approved its budget for the upcoming financial year, and it includes a substantial cut to the sheriff’s office.

Jones County Sheriff Matthew Wineman spoke against the $100,000 reduction in the budget for his office. He had asked for an increase in his budget, and said no other county departments were asked to make cuts.

Wineman said the cuts include a 25 percent reduction in the purchase of fuel, in overtime paid to deputies and staff, and vehicle maintenance. The county board said the money will be re-appropriated to Jones County Public Schools.

Annette is originally a Midwest gal, born and raised in Michigan, but with career stops in many surrounding states, the Pacific Northwest, and various parts of the southeast. An award-winning journalist and mother of four, Annette moved to eastern North Carolina in 2019 to be closer to family – in particular, her two young grandchildren. It’s possible that a -27 day with a -68 windchill in Minnesota may have also played a role in that decision. In her spare time, Annette does a lot of kiddo cuddling, reading, and producing the coolest Halloween costumes anyone has ever seen. She has also worked as a diversity and inclusion facilitator serving school districts and large corporations. It’s the people that make this beautiful area special, and she wants to share those stories that touch the hearts of others. If you have a story idea to share, please reach out by email to westona@cravencc.edu.