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Archive for February, 2009

UNCW alumni directors are looking for help with financial aid

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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Alumni directors at UNCW are saying a little goes a long way.

In these hard economic times, the university is turning to their alumni to help with financial aid for students who need it.

When an alumnus makes a donation to UNCW, the money goes straight to scholarship opportunities and other funding. The university said even small donations from recent grads will help contribute to the growing campus.

“We are very fortunate to have a very philanthropic student body, they understand the importance of supporting scholarships, as well as academic and program area,” said UNCW Vice Chancellor, Mary Gornto.

Despite the tough economic times, UNCW has seen a steady stream of alumni willing to give gifts.

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In these hard economic times, the university is turning to their alumni to help with financial aid for students who need it.

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Snow is done for the day, forecasters say

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

Tonight will be frigid, dipping into the low 20s with wind chill factors expected to be in the teens, but no more precipitation is expected, said a National Weather Service meteorologist.

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Hobbs facing multiple charges

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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A former Leland police officer and son of a Leland town council member faces two felony charges.

Brett Hobbs was arrested last week and charged with felony larceny and conspiracy. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office provided no further details.

Hobbs was terminated from the Leland police department in 2005 when he plead guilty to charges of conspiring to traffic in cocaine and obstruction of justice.

His father, Gordon Hobbs, is a member of the Leland town council.

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A former Leland police officer and son of a Leland town council member faces two felony charges.

Brett Hobbs was arrested last week and charged with felony larceny and conspiracy.

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Train, tractor-trailer collide in NC

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

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HARRISBURG, N.C. — A passenger train has collided with a tractor-trailer in southern North Carolina, but officials say no injures have been reported.

Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office Lt. James Bailey said Wednesday the crash occurred around 10 a.m. in Harrisburg, just east of Charlotte. He said the truck had been sitting on the tracks.

About a dozen people were on the Amtrak train headed from Raleigh to Charlotte. Bailey said none was injured, and the driver wasn’t in the truck during the crash.

Bailey said the tractor-trailer was carrying construction materials that spilled into the roadway. Diesel fuel leaked from the truck but posed no immediate threat to residents.

Officials at the scene are considering whether to file charges against the driver.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A passenger train has collided with a tractor-trailer in southern North Carolina, but officials say no injures have been reported.

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Oak Island public records suit goes to trial in June

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

A public records lawsuit brought by an Oak Island builder against the town is scheduled to go to trial June 29, the town’s attorney said.Brian Edes said the case was in administrative court this week to appoint mediators.

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