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Archive for May, 2009

Brunswick sheriff’s office bails out of copter agreement to get its own

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is pulling out of an agreement in which area police agencies share two helicopters.

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Young photographer all smiles after gold medal for art

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

Ivy Byrd is one of 1,000 students in the United States to receive a gold medal in the 2009 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a digital photograph that highlights her braces.

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Pender grads earn diploma and associate degree as well

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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Some students in Pender County are graduating high school with more than just a diploma. They’re also leaving with an associate’s degree.

Pender Early College High School is making this a possibility. The program is designed for students to graduate high school in five years, but with a diploma, an associate degree, and 64 college credit hours, all at no cost to them.

Diego Camposeco is part of the first graduating class from Pender Early College and is one of six students accomplishing this in just four years, instead of five. “I’d like to show other students that you can do this and you don’t have to be forced to go with the status quo.”

College liaison Brian Weeks said, “It’s basically for students who want to get a jump start on their college career so when they graduate from the early college, they have the potential to be juniors when they transfer to a four-year institution.”

Students are required to complete 150 hours of community service and an internship before they graduate.

North Carolina leads the country with 60 early colleges in the state.

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Some students in Pender County are graduating high school with more than just a diploma. They’re also leaving with an associate’s degree.

Pender Early College High School is making this a possibility.

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Swimmers warned at Sunset Harbor

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources has issued two swimming advisories in Brunswick County.The agency has put up signs advising people against swimming at the beach area next to the boat ramp and a nearby area off the Intracoastal Waterway at Sunset Harbor.

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School lunches raised twenty cents in New Hanover

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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Parents in New Hanover County will have to start sending their children to school with a little more lunch money.

This fall, students in all grades will see a price increase in the cafeteria.

This week the New Hanover County School Board approved the price increase from $1.80 to $2.00 per lunch.

Officials said they’re trying to just break even, as food and operational costs go up.

“We do try to keep it affordable. Our mission has always been to have an attractive, nutritious meals and a friendly environment. I think we are keeping that promise but there are things we are just going to have to increase,” said NHC Director of Child Nutrition Imer Smith.

Students will also see a five cent increase for breakfast, from $1.20 to $1.25.

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Parents in New Hanover County will have to start sending their children to school with a little more lunch money.

This fall, students in all grades will see a price increase in the cafeteria.

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