JCC students complete EKG technician course
Fifteen students have completed the first EKG monitor technician course at Johnston Community College.
The 72-hour course certified the students to be employed as cardiac monitor technicians and read heart rhythm strips. Now these students have the opportunity to complete a second course, add more skills and become certified to administer EKGs.
Erica Gooding, Jessica Jones, Lindsay Smith, Caitlyn Edwards, Rhonda Kunz, Nancy McCray, Cristin Warren, Kevin Flora, Wanda Parker, Stephanie McSwain, Jessica Hollis, Robert Hulbert, Ashley Smith, Amal Toloczko, and Kyuontia Jones all completed the EKG Technician Course.
The next EKG monitor technician course begins in February and cost $185. Call 919-464-2368.
DA’s office rates well
The Johnston County District Attorney’s office ranks fifth best out of 44 prosecutorial districts in the state for having the lowest number of total cases pending in Superior Court, according to Susan L. Borgesi, of the District Attorney’s Office.
“The Johnston County District Attorney’s office has been able to efficiently dispose of these cases despite being one of the fastest growing districts in the state,” Borgesi, said.
The District Attorney’s office staff ranked sixth best in the state for the number of H and 1 felonies disposed in district court. Despite having only 24 weeks available for criminal jury trials, the office prosecuted 54 criminal cases before juries this year, ten more than last year.
Council honors local farmer
Benson resident Dewitt Hardee was recently recognized for his contribution to the farm industry. Hardee received this recognition at the annual Johnston County Agribusiness Council banquet.
Hardee, who grew up on a farm outside of Benson has a bachelor’s degree in Technology of Animal Science and Agricultural Education, from North Carolina State University.
He has worked at the N.C. Department of Agriculture, where he has held several positions throughout his career. Currently, Dewitt serves as N.C. Environmental Director, where he assists with the N.C. Agriculture Farmland Preservation Trust Fund.
Hardee and his wife Lynn own and operate Elevation Plant Nursery & Landscaping, Inc. He also continues to run the family farm and help his in-laws run their farm.