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Archive for July, 2009

Wilmington-area economic indicators – week of July 26-Aug. 1

Friday, July 31st, 2009

A snapshot of Southeastern North Carolina

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Dropout finishes school despite pain, doubts

Friday, July 31st, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

When an injury left a construction worker unemployed, he decided it was time to finish what he’d started 16 years before: he enrolled in Cape Fear Community College’s GED program.

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A NC school board announces teacher assistants being laid off

Friday, July 31st, 2009



BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina school board is laying off 130 teacher assistants as it deals with budget worries.

The Times-News of Burlington reported that the Alamance-Burlington Board of Education voted Wednesday to lay off the teacher assistants.

School Superintendent Randy Bridges says the 130 people being laid off were those most recently hired. Bridges had said in June that a reduction in teacher assistants would be one way to deal with reduced state funding.

He also said teaching positions could be lost because the state might propose increased class sizes. Bridges said Thursday more than 200 teachers have been warned they might not have jobs for the coming school year.

Legislators are still working on the state budget.

Information from: Times-News, http://www.thetimesnews.com

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

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A North Carolina school board is laying off 130 teacher assistants as it deals with budget worries.

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Deputies investigate armed robbery at North College Road convenience store

Friday, July 31st, 2009

About 1:20 a.m. Friday, New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies were on the scene of an armed robbery at the Handee Hugo convenience store at 820 N. College Road, sheriff’s department spokesman Charles Smith said in a release.

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Food delivery driver pistol-whipped

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

A man was hit in the head with a pistol Thursday after he agreed to give two people a ride in his car, officials said.

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