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Archive for May, 2009

NC schools may block teachers from cutting class

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The State Board of Education could bar teachers from taking furloughs ordered by Gov. Beverly Perdue on days they’re supposed to be in the classroom.

The State Board of Education could vote Wednesday on a policy telling teachers to take their unpaid time off when students aren’t in at school. The state Department of Public Instruction said if teachers take time off on teaching days, substitutes would have to be hired.

Perdue last week ordered teachers and other state employees to take 10 hours of unpaid time off in return for pay cuts in May and June needed to balance the state budget. Furloughs must be taken between June 1 and Dec. 31.

Teachers say they’re too busy to get all their work done and take the 10 hours off.

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

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The State Board of Education could bar teachers from taking furloughs ordered by Gov. Beverly Perdue on days they’re supposed to be in the classroom.

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NC lenders told small-business loans better option

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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CARY — North Carolina banks and credit unions are getting more attention in hopes they’ll increase lending to small businesses that the Obama administration wants to take the lead in
hiring coming out of the recession.

The U.S. Small Business Administration meets with lenders on Wednesday at Wake Tech Community College in Cary about efforts to help entrepreneurs borrow. SBA area manager Ivan Hankins said the agency has held sessions in Asheville, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Another comes to Wilmington in a few weeks.

Not only is SBA money available for startup companies, the federal stimulus bill increased government guarantees for bankers on small business loans to 90 percent and eliminated upfront fees for borrowers and lenders to encourage more loans.

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

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North Carolina banks and credit unions are getting more attention in hopes they’ll increase lending to small businesses that the Obama administration wants to take the lead in
hiring coming out of the recession.

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Third Street opens after crew replaces sewer line

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

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There is good news for drivers Wednesday morning. Third Street in Wilmington is open to traffic once again.

Traffic has been detoured around the area of 3rd between Castle and Church while crews replaced a portion of the sewer line.

The work was finished 15 days ahead of schedule.

 
 
 
 
 

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There is good news for drivers Wednesday morning. Third Street in Wilmington is open to traffic once again.

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Area health officials remain vigilant against swine flu

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

David Rice, health director for New Hanover County, said the health department continues to follow national preparation guidelines because the swine flu is novel and health officials don’t know the extent of what it could become.

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Duplin County among spots where 6 tornadoes touched down in N.C., weather service says

Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

The National Weather Service is sending teams to check damage where six tornadoes touched down as a strong storm system passed through North Carolina. Another round of storms is expected.

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