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Archive for April, 2009

NC woman accused of taking $147,000 from company

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused of taking more than $147,000 from the corporate headquarters of The Fresh Market.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported that 36-year-old Amanda Hanes Womble of Winston-Salem was arrested Wednesday. She’s charged with one count of embezzlement of more than $100,000.

Womble worked as the supervisor for the supermarket company’s accounts payable department. Warrants state that the money was taken between June 2007 and March 2009.

It was unclear if Womble had an attorney.

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

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A North Carolina woman has been arrested and accused of taking more than $147,000 from the corporate headquarters of The Fresh Market.

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Park service celebrating Wilbur Wright’s birthday

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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KILL DEVIL HILLS, N.C. — The National Park Service is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of flight pioneer Wilbur Wright’s birth with a family fun day at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

The celebration will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the memorial on the North Carolina Outer Banks.

Wilbur Wright was born in 1867 near Millville, Ind. He and his younger brother Orville flew in their motorized plane on the morning of Dec. 17, 1903, at Big Kill Devil Hill.

Park entrance fees will be waived for the event.

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The National Park Service is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of flight pioneer Wilbur Wright’s birth with a family fun day at the Wright Brothers National Memorial.

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Perdue highlights NC work force development

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s working to get more people working in North Carolina.

Perdue planned a work force development announcement Thursday at the children’s emergency department at Wake Med hospital in Raleigh. She’ll be joined by state community college system
President Scott Ralls and state Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco.

Perdue said the announcement is part of her “Jobs NOW” initiative, designed to train students at community college campuses and through vocational education for high-growth careers.

Her state budget proposal included money to hire faculty to train more nurses and to focus on transportation, military and green technology sectors.

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she’s working to get more people working in North Carolina.

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Cedric Dickerson plays role of coach, mentor and role model

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

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Underneath the suit and tie stands a man who is considered a coach, a mentor and a role model. “I don’t sit around and say, ‘I need to go do this,’ it’s just that I’m naturally drawn to people and being involved,” said Dickerson.

Cedric Dickerson might work full time as an insurance agent, but you could also say he works full time as a proponent for youth. He is the president of the board for the Wilmington community Boys and Girls Club; a role that allows him to make a difference in the lives of children.

“I see a tremendous potential in youth of today. I know in many cases, they don’t always get a positive spin, but they are faced with a very complex world which makes it difficult for them to navigate through,” Dickerson said. “Sometimes they fail, but I think the tests may be a little tougher for them than it was for me. Life was very simple when I was coming through and temptations and challenges were not as great.”

As well as trying to keep kids on the right track at the community Boys and Girls Club, Dickerson also volunteers as a Laney High School basketball coach. It is a “job” he’s had for nearly two decades. “I’ve always had a deep passion for sports, which leads me naturally to youth. I was a person who enjoyed playing, so I guess when my playing days started to wind down I had to find another venue where I could vent that energy,” he said.

As well as helping children, Dickerson has also served on numerous community boards and committees. It is work he enjoys doing, not to receive recognition. But if he were to be remembered, “I would want them to think I was an honest man and I would want them to think I was an unselfish man and that in my time here I was able to make some sort of difference because of things I participate in and assist and help in.”

Friday and Monday we will introduce you to the two other Razor Walker Award winners.

All of this year’s Razor Walker Award recipients will be honored at a banquet Monday night at UNCW.

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videoJuggling a full time job, a family and volunteering can be a struggle. But it is something one Wilmington man has managed to do for years.

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Topsail Humane Society back in business

Thursday, April 16th, 2009

A Hampstead area animal shelter has reopened, at least temporarily, after learning it didn’t really have to shut its doors last week.

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