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Archive for March, 2009

New Hanover settles on likely school spending cuts

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

There are big changes and cuts proposed, such as slashing the number of nurses in schools and changing school start times to use buses more efficiently.And there are small cuts on the table, including no more bottled water in mobile units at some schools and less money for band uniforms.

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Eight more days of construction on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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Looks like construction on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge is going to take longer than expected.

Engineers from the department of transportation announced today that they’ve set aside eight more nights for the bridge to be closed overnight for construction.

Those dates are March 15-18 and 22-25.

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Looks like construction on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge is going to take longer than expected.

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Gastric bypass surgery proven to fight diabetes

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

In a landmark study in 1995, East Carolina University researchers found that four out of five patients with type 2 diabetes before gastric bypass surgery saw remission within a few days of the procedure.

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Wilmington business hit with layoffs

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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There are more layoffs for another local business. The Terex Crane Company announced layoffs for about 30 workers at their Wilmington location off of Carolina Beach Road.

Thursday, the company issued a statement saying, “Due to a continued decrease in the global crane market, the Terex Cranes facility in Wilmington has been forced to make the difficult decision to reduce our workforce in order to better align or resources with market demand and our current production levels. Approximately 29 positions are affected. In recent years, the Wilmington plant has been significantly reorganized to be a highly efficient, lean operation. As a result, we will be well positioned to meet increasing demand for our cranes as the economic situation begins to improve.”

Effected workers said they still have hopes of one day getting their jobs back.

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There are more layoffs for another local business. The Terex Crane Company announced layoffs for about 30 workers at their Wilmington location off of Carolina Beach Road.

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UNCW nursing students host health fair

Thursday, March 5th, 2009

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Some UNCW nursing students got the chance to get out of the classroom for their own health fair.

Dozens of UNCW nursing students hosted a health fair at the Martin Luther King Community Center. The fair was geared towards helping seniors age healthy. The fair offered activities, demonstrations and health screenings.

“There’s not a lot of positive that goes into aging, and this type of venue gives them the opportunity to see older adults that are healthy and active and having a good time,” said UNCW School of Nursing lecturer, Melissa Aselage.

The hands-on fair gave students a chance to interact with the public in preparation for a career in health care.

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Dozens of UNCW nursing students hosted a health fair at the Martin Luther King Community Center. The fair was geared towards helping seniors age healthy. The fair offered activities, demonstrations and health screenings.

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