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Archive for March, 2009

Sound Medicine

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Hampstead resident David Key practices Sound Medicine, playing instruments for people to help them relieve stress.

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Brunswick adds schools, subtracts money

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The near future remains an unsolved equation for hundreds of teachers and other staff in the state’s public schools.

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Perdue announces parole and probation changes

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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North Carolina will soon have tougher probation supervision that should help strengthen public safety.

Governor Perdue announced parole and probation policy changes today including upping the budget to add more officers, raising pay, and offering additional training.

Another initiative launched today is a website that lists parole and probation absconders by county.

Jean Walker, a local community corrections manager, said the site would be a big help. “These absconders may be your neighbors, they may be your co-workers, so if people have access to the names and the pictures online, then I think that’ll be great.”

Another change proposed by Perdue also proposed that probationers would have to consent to random searches without a warrant.

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North Carolina will soon have tougher probation supervision that should help strengthen public safety.

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Students discover learning about pi can be yummy

Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi.

Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14.

Hundreds of New Hanover County elementary students celebrated the math formula for finding the circumference and diameter of a circle with fun and games. The event included hands-on activities to help kids appreciate math.

“Pi is about circles and the circumference is the outside of the circle,” said Ellie Landis, a third grade student at Winter Park Elementary.

Pi day is officially tomorrow for March 14th. “We are learning about math and different things, and we are learning about Pi Day which I get it now is on March 14th ( 3/14) and that equals pi,” explained Cameron Howard, a Gregory Elementary fifth grader.

So today, it was pi minus .01.

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Today, the Cape Fear Museum honored the famous number pi.

Not pie that you eat, but the pi you learned about in math class; you know, the ratio of the circumference to the diameter of a circle which is about equal to 3.14.

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Vitex eradication effort gains traction

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Fort Fisher | The invasive plant has been discovered in Virginia and in places in North Carolina thought to be vitex-free.But that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since it shows that the educational and outreach efforts of the Carolinas Beach Vitex Task Force about the menace posed by the foreign invader are working.

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