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Lisa Carter, the Human Resources director for the City of Clinton, completed the Municipal Administration Course at the UNC School of Government last month and was recognized for her achievement Tuesday night by City manager Shawn Purvis, pictured with Carter, and the City Council. Purvis lauded Carter for completing what he called a ‘very intense’ seven-month course that requires a great deal of homework and study. The course is approximately 150 hours in length, covering N.C. local government law, organization and management, finance and budgeting, employment law and administration, planning and regulation of development and the deliver of specific city or county services. Carter is the sixth member of the city’s management team to complete the course, which has 2,900 graduates since it began in 1954, including 94 this year.