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Archive for March, 2009

Coley to return home as principal at Pender High School

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

A former Pender High School coach is returning to lead the school academically as its new principal, one of three principal changes in the county for the upcoming school year.

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Saving Cove Swamp

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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Lake Waccamaw and its residents are one step closer to saving Cove Swamp.

On Wednesday, Lake Waccamaw Town Council voted to contribute $1,000 to the purchase of Cove Swamp.

North Carolina provided $650,000 of the required $700,000 to buy the land from Riverstone Properties.

Riverstone had planned to clear-cut the swamp but offered to sell the land after much public opposition.

The town has already collected more than $35,000 from private donors.

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Lake Waccamaw and its residents are one step closer to saving Cove Swamp.

On Wednesday, Lake Waccamaw Town Council voted to contribute $1,000 to the purchase of Cove Swamp.

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Another case of rabies?

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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New Hanover County is testing another raccoon for rabies. Employees at the Tidal Market on the corner of Wrightsville and Greenville avenues said they saw a raccoon near the front entrance acting erratically.

Wilmington Police responded and shot the animal.

New Hanover County Animal Control is testing it. Prior to this, there have been seven confirmed cases of rabies in the county.

The next free rabies clinic for the county will be on Saturday, May 16th at the Ogden Fire Department from 1:00 to 3:00.

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New Hanover County is testing another raccoon for rabies. Employees at the Tidal Market on the corner of Wrightsville and Greenville avenues said they saw a raccoon near the front entrance acting erratically.

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UPDATE: Sheriff’s Office identifies body found in river; hear the 911 call

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

New Hanover County Sheriff’s detectives have confirmed local artist Robert Delford Brown, 78, accidentally drowned before his body was found in the Cape Fear River.

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Report: NC sees fastest growth in uninsured

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. — A state health research agency says North Carolina has the country’s highest growth rate of people going without health insurance.

Researchers at the North Carolina Institute of Medicine said Wednesday the state’s uninsured has risen by 22.5 percent since the recession began in 2007. North Carolina’s rate was followed by two other states that also have lost thousands of manufacturing jobs, Rhode Island and Indiana.

The report estimates that about 1.75 million North Carolina residents are without health insurance, an increase of 322,000 as a result of layoffs since 2007.

A national study released Tuesday said North Carolina is among 14 states with a fifth or more of the working age population uninsured.

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

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A state health research agency says North Carolina has the country’s highest growth rate of people going without health insurance.

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