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Archive for June, 2009

Greensboro College battling debt

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – A small, private college in North Carolina is asking creditors to be patient as the school tries to raise money to pay nearly $1 million in past-due bills.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported Sunday that Greensboro College already has cut salaries 20 percent. A week ago a power company lineman brought a notice that power would be turned off if the college didn’t pay $8,000.

The school’s restructuring officer, Edward Sanz, said the college has to raise enough money to operate through the summer until students return in the fall.

Sanz says the college is renegotiating its bank line of credit.

Sanz says large gifts from individuals and foundations have dried up due to the recession.

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A small, private college in North Carolina is asking creditors to be patient as the school tries to raise money to pay nearly $1 million in past-due bills.

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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday.

Law enforcement across the state will step up patrol and set up checkpoints to enforce drinking and driving.

Over the Independence Day week last year, there were 377 alcohol-related crashes, the majority of which involved injuries, and 12 that resulted in deaths.

“The summer is busy anyway; people are down at the beach enjoying their time and sometimes they get in situations where they probably shouldn’t drive by they choose to do so anyway. It’s basically a high volume traffic weekend, and we’re out there enforcing the laws,” said Lt. H.G. Adams of the NHC Sheriff’s Office.

Almost 2,000 North Carolina drivers were charged with D.W.I. during last year’s Operation Firecracker.

This year, it runs through July fifth.

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday.

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Help police identify suspects accused of stealing DVDs, GPS systems and credit cards

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Wilmington police need help identifying four people accused of stealing merchandise from area retailers.

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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick.

About 60 campers and counselors at Camp Dixie were sick Friday.

The director of ministry says some of the symptoms included fever, congestion, sore throat and vomiting.

One staff member was diagnosed with influenza B, which is a different strain of flu than H1N1.

The camp has been sanitized and is scheduled to reopen July 5th.

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick.

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Art classes offered online

Monday, June 29th, 2009

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Most of us probably took art classes in our school days, but have since retired our paintbrushes and pallet. Now you rekindle those artistic urgings by taking art lessons online, and best of all, they are free.

From oil painting to collages, you can put your creativity to the test at free-online-art-classes.com.

“I’ve always had many many friends who were artists, and I was the only writer in the group. And I thought I could never ever draw anything,” said Georgia Mullen.

That was before Georgia Mullen started taking Lois Dewitt’s art classes. Dewitt has been teaching all kinds of art for 30 years. Now, she’s using her expertise to offer lessons online, and for free.

“I believe that everybody has creativity and that just has to come out,” Dewitt said.

Students from across the globe are taking Dewitt up on her online offering. “You go into the internet and you share your life with the world, but it didn’t start becoming evident to me until I got students from Mumbai, Indonesia, the Netherlands,” Dewitt said.

Students can watch demonstration videos, then put their skills to the test.

If students need feedback on a project, they simply take a picture of their work-in-progress and e-mail it to Dewitt, who responds with advice.

The lessons are free, but art supplies are not included. Students can purchase supply kits available through the website.

Though Dewitt doesn’t make money from giving lessons, she does get a small commission from the supplies.

Along with the online lessons, Lois Dewitt will also be offering face-to-face art classes at her home in Wilmington beginning in July. Those lessons will come with a nominal fee.

You can sign up on her website, free-online-art-classes.com. When you’re typing in the web address, make sure you include dashes between each word to get to the correct site.

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