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Archive for March, 2009

Sheriff’s deputies respond to altercations at Wing Fling — seven times

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Tempers were flaring hotter than the wings during Saturday’s Wing Fling at Hugh MacRae Park.New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies went to the event seven times when the security firm contracted by event coordinators could not handle the numerous physical altercations, according to Deputy Charles Smith of the sheriff’s office.

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Money Monday: Effectively applying for jobs

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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In this week’s Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs.

Here is a list of links he said may provide useful information…
Google
Indeed
Juju
Linkup
Simply Hired

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In this week’s Money Monday Thom Rakes came by from the UNCW career center and spoke about how to most effectively apply for jobs.

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Report: NC utility hikes shutoffs for nonpayment

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina utility has increased the number of shutoffs of natural gas service for customers who can’t pay in the cold weather.

The Charlotte Observer reported Monday that Piedmont Natural Gas shutoffs have surged around Charlotte.

The newspaper said shutoffs in the Charlotte are increased by 86 percent from November through February, compared to the same period a year ago.

Company officials say they think the increase has come because of the economy, and because of company policy changes that delayed some cutoffs until last fall.

State officials say the utility has done nothing wrong.

Piedmont vice president June Moore says the company hates to shut off service, but it is sometimes necessary.

The newspaper said other utilities had a drop in service disconnects in the same period.

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

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A North Carolina utility has increased the number of shutoffs of natural gas service for customers who can’t pay in the cold weather.

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Employee’s efforts put Oak Island on national maps

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Oak Island was lost, but now it’s found.Ten years after Long Beach and Yaupon Beach merged to create the town of Oak Island, the largest beach community in North Carolina with a population of more than 8,000 is just now showing up on weather maps and TV forecasts.

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UNC-Asheville receives $1.5 million anonymous gift

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

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ASHEVILLE — An anonymous donor has given $1.5 million to a North Carolina university struggling with significant budget cuts.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that the gift to the University of North Carolina at Asheville is one of the largest in school history. Spokeswoman Merianne Epstein said that at the donor’s request, $1 million of the gift will go toward scholarships and $500,000 will be used for operating support.

The university will use $250,000 to purchase equipment needed for the new Zeis Science & Multimedia Building to be dedicated this fall. The remaining $250,000 will be set aside to help a new endowed faculty chair.

Epstein said those funds will be matched by private funds and by the Distinguished Professors Endowment Trust Fund established by the General Assembly in 1985.

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

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An anonymous donor has given $1.5 million to a North Carolina university struggling with significant budget cuts.

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