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Archive for April, 2009

Myrtle Grove Middle student all smiles after winning gold

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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Anything can be considered art, even a photo of braces. An assignment for art class turned into gold for Myrtle Grove Middle School student Ivy Byrd.

Byrd’s abstract photo of her braces entitled “Gorgeous Pain” brought her national recognition from the Scholastic Art and Writing Award Competition. She won the gold medal award among dozens of other submitted photos. “It’s really good, I didn’t think I was going to win. I thought I would get somewhere, but not that far,” said 8th grader, Ivy Byrd.

Ivy and her photo are invited to Carnegie Hall in New York City for the award ceremony. Winning the competition has sparked her interest in studying photography professionally.

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Anything can be considered art, even a photo of braces. An assignment for art class turned into gold for Myrtle Grove Middle School student Ivy Byrd.

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State says probable swine flu cases found in Wake, Onslow counties

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

State officials found two probable cases of swine flu in North Carolina on Thursday and are sending the samples to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to confirm whether it actually is the virus that is spreading across the country.

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Ten swine flu cases confirmed in South Carolina

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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Public health officials have confirmed 10 cases of swine flu in South Carolina. The South Carolina cases were linked to Newberry Academy, which is outside of Columbia.

Several students at the private school recently returned from a trip to Mexico.

Nationwide, more than 100 cases of swine flu has been confirmed in at least 11 states. The confirmed cases in South Carolina are the first in the southeast.

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Public health officials have confirmed 10 cases of swine flu in South Carolina. The South Carolina cases were linked to Newberry Academy, which is outside of Columbia.

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Marino on Money: April 30

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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This week we discussed helping a child or grandchild save for college. Based on the average lifetime earnings, a college degree is worth a lot of money. With the cost of college rising faster than inflation, it’s a good idea to start saving now. According to the College Board, for the
2008/2009 school year, the average cost of one year at a four year public college is over $18,000. An average year at a private college is over $37,000. There are some ways to start saving now.

529 plans are popular, and they offer tax-free withdrawals when the money is used for qualified college expenses. Some people may qualify for a Coverdell education savings account, which also has some tax advantages. Finally, Series EE and Series I US Savings Bonds are exempt from federal income tax if the proceeds are used for qualified college expenses.

You also have the option of gifting money to your grandchild, but this may create estate tax problems and could limit the financial aid of the student. Please consult with your tax advisor before considering any type of gifting strategy.

Any help you can provide someone when they are trying to pay for college is a great gift. Without help from the student’s family, the student may need to borrow money just to pay for college. Graduation day becomes a good news/bad news event. The good news? You’ve graduated. The bad news? Now you need to start paying back your student loans. And no, it doesn’t matter if you got a job yet. Once you are out of school, you will eventually need to start making the payments.

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videoWhen it comes to saving for college, it’s always a good idea to start early. Financial Planner Ross Marino is back to tell us some of the best ways to get started.

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Two brothers apologize for their roles in man’s murder

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

They pleaded guilty months ago, but this week, two brothers apologized to the parents of a man shot to death during a pot robbery setup.But not everyone expressed remorse.

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