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Archive for April, 2009

State postpones new graduation requirements

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Schools will have a little more time to prepare for the state’s mandatory graduation projects thanks to a one-year delay approved by the State Board of Education recently.

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Body discovered when WASTEC truck emptied

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

A man’s body was found early Thursday morning when a WASTEC container truck was emptied, said a public information officer for the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

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UNCW hosts job fair for local senior citizens

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

Seniors looking for area jobs, volunteer opportunities and community programs can find information at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Aging Caring and Careers fair April 15.The free event will be held at the YMCA, 2710 Market St., from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Wake County sheriff’s deputies shoot, kill man

Thursday, April 9th, 2009



RALEIGH — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina shot and killed an armed man after an early morning standoff at a mobile home.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said a deputy responded to a complaint around 5 a.m. Wednesday about loud music blaring from a car parked at a mobile home.

Harrison said the man told the deputy he had a gun. The deputy retreated and called for backup. The sheriff said a special response team tried for 90 minutes to persuade the man to give up his gun.

Harrison said an altercation followed and the man was shot. He died on the scene.

The sheriff’s office identified the man as 21-year-old Michael Harrison Andrews of Willow Spring. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating.

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

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Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina shot and killed an armed man after an early morning standoff at a mobile home.

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N.C. Senate budget has little for region

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

The budget proposal tentatively approved by the state Senate on Wednesday is sparse, especially for the Cape Fear region. The Senate spending plan, which is $20.05 billion, passed with a 32-16 margin, including three Republicans.

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