Library computers at center of debate between Havelock, county

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A computer at the Havelock library is out of order. The library is seeking new computers but funding has been an issue.

Drew C. Wilson/Havelock News
Published: Friday, July 26, 2013 at 08:22 PM.

On average, about 1,500 people sign up to use computers at the Havelock-Craven County Public Library each month.

Some are simply surfing the Internet, but others are filing out job applications, taking online tests or studying for school.

Of the 12 computers that access the Internet, only seven work.

La Shanna Ayers, of Havelock, knows all about it. She has a computer at home but it doesn’t have Internet access, so she frequently comes to the library to get online to apply for jobs.

"It just goes real slow pulling up Microsoft Word and trying to get on the Internet," Ayers said.

John McCollum, of Havelock, came to the library to use a computer to apply for a draft specialist job.

"There have been times when I think it is a bit slow," he said.

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