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Archive for June, 2009

Church set for relocation to Independence Mall

Friday, June 19th, 2009

By Amanda Greene,Amanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

Soon the sounds of contemporary Christian guitar music will replace the whack of hammers and zing of saws in the Sears wing of Independence Mall.

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Big NC school system hiring teachers after layoffs

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — The school district in North Carolina’s largest city has laid off hundreds of teachers because of lack of money, but it’s looking for 250 new employees.

The Charlotte Observer reported Friday that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools laid off more than 850 employees at the end of the school year.

The district is looking for new workers, often because of normal turnover among its more than 19,000 employees. New federal money is creating new jobs at some high-poverty schools.

The district is looking for elementary, middle and high school teachers. It needs arts teachers, career-technical teachers, special education teachers, Spanish teachers and counselors and librarians.

The district is filling some positions where teachers were laid off because of poor evaluations or lack of proper credentials.

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

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The school district in North Carolina’s largest city has laid off hundreds of teachers because of lack of money, but it’s looking for 250 new employees.

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Military builds temporary seaport off NC coast

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — The U.S. military’s unique capability to build a temporary seaport is on display off the coast of North Carolina.

For the past week, more than 1,000 soldiers and sailors have simulated transporting needed food, water and other relief supplies to shore after a hurricane. Soldiers and sailors constructed a modular floating pier and are moving the cargo to shore on small floating barges. The exercise ends Thursday.

Civilian boaters are not restricted, but are asked not to interfere with the training.

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

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The U.S. military’s unique capability to build a temporary seaport is on display off the coast of North Carolina.

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NC man sentenced to life for killing former bosses

Friday, June 19th, 2009

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CHARLOTTE — A North Carolina man who says killing his former bosses was justified because they “disrespected” him has been sentenced to life in prison.

Multiple media outlets reported that 30-year-old Derrick Lamont Gregory was sentenced Thursday in the 2007 slayings at a Moe’s Southwest Grill restaurant in Charlotte.

Gregory pleaded guilty in Mecklenburg County Superior Court. He told the court he felt what he “did was right” because the two managers fired him.

Family members of one victim stormed from the courtroom while Gregory talked.

Gregory’s attorneys say he had suffered child abuse and was mentally ill.

Gregory was sentenced to two life sentences with no possibility of parole for the shootings of 34-year-old Jeffrey Philip Maher and 36-year-old Vincent Patrick Ferens.

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

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A North Carolina man who says killing his former bosses was justified because they “disrespected” him has been sentenced to life in prison.

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Wilmington area home sales up 10 percent in May

Friday, June 19th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Home sales here rose 10 percent in May, according to the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors.

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