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Archive for April, 2009

Pender County Schools struggling with state budget cuts

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Because of a state budget shortfall, school officials around the state were notified of a spending freeze last Thursday to help the state make its payroll, Superintendent Allison Sholar told the board.

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Severe thunderstorm watch remains in effect until 10 p.m.

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A severe thunderstorm watch also remains in effect for Southeastern North Carolina until 10 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service.The NWS Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., issued the watch, which includes Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties.- Staff report

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Man slashes woman at Greenfield Lake Park

Monday, April 20th, 2009

Wilmington Officer Scott Holzberger said when police arrived at Greenfield Lake Park they found a woman sitting on a picnic table and bleeding from cuts.

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Fugitive from Colorado captured at traffic stop in Wilmington

Monday, April 20th, 2009

A reckless driving complaint on Sunday afternoon led police to a traffic stop and the capture of a man who is wanted in Colorado, officials said.

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McIntyre not saying no to Senate run

Monday, April 20th, 2009

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Senator Richard Burr continues to get heat for telling his wife to take money out of the bank at the height of last year’s banking crisis.

So far no one has challenged the Republican senator, but in a recent poll of nearly a thousand voters across the state, Congressman Mike McIntyre is just five points behind Burr in a hypothetical senate race. He’s the closest Democrat in the polling other than Attorney General Roy Cooper, who leads Burr by four points.

Good Morning Carolina’s Kevin Wuzzardo asked McIntyre this morning if the congressman is interested in the US Senate.

“You never say never to anything,” McIntyre said, “but I will tell you this, my job right now is the United States Congress. That’s what I’m working on. We’re already looking ahead to get ready for next year’s election to the US Congress, and that’s where my concentration is.”

McIntyre also said he believes the federal stimulus plan is working, but he says he still does not support any government bailouts for specific industries like last year’s auto and bank bailouts.

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Senator Richard Burr continues to get heat for telling his wife to take money out of the bank at the height of last year’s banking crisis.

So far no one has challenged the Republican senator, but in a recent poll of nearly a thousand voters across the state, Congressman Mike McIntyre is just five points behind Burr in a hypothetical senate race.

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Associated poll

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