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Archive for July, 2009

UNCW, Pender schools win grant from U.S. Department of Education to teach American history

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Amanda Greene,Amanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

Score one for the humanities.In an effort to boost history literacy in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover County Schools, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and Pender County Schools were recently awarded a $967,823 Teaching American History grant from the United States Department of Education.

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NC child killer denied parole for 15th time

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009



CHARLOTTE — North Carolina officials have again denied parole to a 64-year-old man serving a life prison sentence for killing a girl in 1979.

The Charlotte Observer reported Thursday that the North Carolina Parole Commission denied parole to Fred Coffey. Department of Correction spokesman Keith Acree says it’s the 15th time Coffey has been denied parole for the Mecklenburg County crime.

Coffey was convicted twice and sentenced to death for smothering 10-year-old Amanda Ray on July 18, 1979. The death sentences were overturned by the state Supreme Court and a third jury split and Coffey was sentenced to life in prison.

The man also was suspected of killing a 5-year-old boy but never was charged.

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

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North Carolina officials have again denied parole to a 64-year-old man serving a life prison sentence for killing a girl in 1979.

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Risk of disease worse with ticks

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

By Vicky Eckenrode, Vicky.Eckenrode@StarNewsOnline.com

Biting mosquitoes and ticks can be a nuisance for many in the summertime, but in rare cases they also can carry serious diseases causing long-term damage.For examples, ticks, a stubborn and growing problem in North Carolina, can transmit the bacterial infections Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.

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Sound Off: School Progress

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

We asked people about the schools’ improvement and if they would remove their child from a failing school.

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Wilmington man arrested on charges of speeding from police, hit and run

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

A Wilmington man was arrested after reportedly trying to evade a traffic stop late Wednesday night.

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