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Archive for August, 2009

SC man wins millions

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

Solomon Jackson Jr., of Columbia, refused Tuesday to say much about himself or his plans, including whether he will take his winnings annually over three decades or in a $129 million lump sum.

Jackson did reveal he was an assistant supervisor for the state Revenue Department who retired in 2000. He said he is married but would not say how many children he has.

Jackson did say he doesn’t think the money will change him. He bought his winning ticket and one other at a gas station after shopping at a nearby Wal-Mart in Columbia.

Powerball is played in 30 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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

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A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery last week is the winner of a $260 million Powerball jackpot.

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Back to basics for Brunswick students

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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Brunswick County students settled back in Tuesday, and began to adjust to school post-state budget cuts.

There’s nothing like jumping head first into the school year.

Wes Coward has been teaching at North Brunswick High for nearly twenty years. He’s looking forward to a fresh start this year. “It’s one of the better faculties I’ve seen; everybody seems to be pretty motivated.”

North Brunswick, along with other county schools, has felt the trickle down affect of the state budget cuts.

Now, they’re trying to work with less while continuing to raise their education standards.

“There’s a very good chance that we wont be able to provide the same level of after school care that we’ve done in the past, we’re going to try to, and our teachers are great about just tightening their belts, to make sure our kids are served,” said North Brunswick Principal Bob Grimes.

Down the street at Town Creek Schools, the kids were settling into a brand spanking new facility and shiny new desks and lockers.

“It’s really big, and lots of new colors, and new students and I’m just really impressed by it,” said third grader Brock Totten.

After a controversial redistricting project sprinkled Brunswick students in different schools, the first day back, surprisingly went off without a hitch.

“Its exciting, it’s been an exhilarating day, the parents, the students the staff. They are all excited about the opening of the new school and we’re just having an excellent time today, getting acclimated, to the school,” said Town Creek Principal Helen Davis.

According to Davis, the budget cuts haven’t made their way to their community yet, however they are prepared to continue to create a positive environment for their students.

Some Brunswick County schools were also adjusting to school uniforms today.

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videoBrunswick County students settled back in Tuesday, and began to adjust to school post-state budget cuts.

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DOT says new Oak Island Bridge girders unacceptable

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

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The Department of Transportation is ordering five girders in the new Oak Island Bridge be replaced.

An inspector noticed cracks in one of the girders in June and stopped work on them all together. Further inspection revealed four more girders weren’t acceptable according to DOT standards and must be replaced.

Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers.

The DOT says work on other parts of the bridge will be able to continue as the girders are replaced. At this point, the contractor has not requested an extension on the project. It it is scheduled to be complete in December.

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Construction on the bridge has been stifled since last December, when one of the girders collapsed, killing one of the workers.

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Sixteenth case of rabies confirmed in New Hanover County

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

New Hanover County officials are reminding people to tell their children to stay clear of any strange-acting animals after tests returned Tuesday confirmed the county’s 16th rabies case of 2009.

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Fear factor key in Soles case

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

Whether or not state Sen. R.C. Soles feared for his life or thought he would be seriously injured when he shot a 22-year-old man in the leg should play a major role in deciding if the long-term lawmaker is charged with a crime, according to state law.

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