The budget New Hanover County commissioners passed yesterday included some controversial items, including child care subsidies.
A Pender County man who was arrested last week for molesting a child previously listed himself on a babysitter search website. Cheyne Potrafka is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual offense, two counts of crimes against nature and one count of indecent liberties with a child... but before he was arrested, he listed a profile on the childcare search engine Care.com.
Bad news is waiting in the mailbox for many families in New Hanover County. The Department of Social Services is dropping 288 children from its Childcare Subsidy Program.
Families with small children and childcare workers have a new resource to help piece together the best aspects of childcare.