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Archive for July, 2009

Wilmington residents take on healthcare reform debate

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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The healthcare reform debate made its way to the Port City Tuesday night. Wilmington residents interested in the issue attended a listening tour sponsored by the grassroots group, Organizing for America.

The Democratic National Committee created the organization to gain backing and ask for input. The state chapter came here to hear how Wilmington residents want to build support for President Obama’s policies.

“People are thrilled to have us here, they’re thrilled to get back involved and most importantly they want to get out and organize support for the president’s policy initiatives,” said Lindsay Siler of Organizing for America. “There’s a lot of energy and lot of enthusiasm.”

Attendees expressed some concerns about current healthcare and discussed ways to get their voices heard in Washington.

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The healthcare reform debate made its way to the Port City Tuesday night. Wilmington residents interested in the issue attended a listening tour sponsored by the grassroots group, Organizing for America.

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Judge rules NC must rehire whistleblower

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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RALEIGH — A judge says North Carolina must rehire an employee who was fired after he complained that the Division of Motor Vehicles might be giving drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants.

The News & Observer reported that Wake County Superior Court Judge Howard Manning ruled Tuesday that Jeffrey M. Brown has a right to return to his DMV job and to $70,000 in back pay.

Brown worked as a license examiner in the DMV New Bern office from July 2006 until April 2007. He was fired after he complained that state policy allowing immigrants with temporary work visas to renew licenses for longer than their visa period conflicted with state law.

Brown said after he won his lawsuit that he was being forced to give licenses to illegals and his supervisors told him to be quiet.

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

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A judge says North Carolina must rehire an employee who was fired after he complained that the Division of Motor Vehicles might be giving drivers’ licenses to illegal immigrants.

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UNC Chapel Hill study outlines millions in savings

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL — A consultant says too much money is being spent on administrators that get in the way of basic functions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that the 107-page report was commissioned by the school. University Chancellor Holden Thorp says the report’s conclusions will help
ensure funding for research and teaching.

The report says the university spends more of its $2 billion budget on administrative costs than on teaching. The university paid for the report with an anonymous donation.

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

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A consultant says too much money is being spent on administrators that get in the way of basic functions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Homeless to be served by repurposed parking meters in downtown Wilmington

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Repainted parking meters were unveiled in downtown Wilmington on Wednesday by the 10 Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness and Reduce Homelessness in the Cape Fear Region. Money deposited in the meters will help agencies that assist the homeless.

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Wilmington eyes future of Wrightsville Ave. corridor

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The eastern end of Wrightsville Avenue terminates just shy of the Intracoastal Waterway.The western end stops just shy of downtown.In between is about seven miles of road and a little bit of everything: homes, retail shops, offices, restaurants and bars, and a hospital, to name a few.

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