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Archive for August, 2009

Arrest nabs man in alleged Chuck E. Cheese robbery

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese’s on Oleander Drive last week.

After broadcasting the surveillance photos Thursday, police got a tip that lead to Friday’s arrest of Oliver Bragg.

Bragg is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon. The robbery happened around noon Thursday. Police said Bragg approached the counter when no customers were around, told the clerk he had a gun and demanded money.

Bragg is in the New Hanover County Jail under a $250,000 bond.

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese’s on Oleander Drive last week.

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Record enrollment fills Cape Fear Community College classes

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By Chelsea Kellner Chelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Professors are pulling out the folding chairs to accommodate a record number of students at Cape Fear Community College this semester.

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Number of UNC administrators increases

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A newspaper analysis shows that the number of administrators at University of North Carolina system schools has grown 28 percent in the past five years.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Monday that the rate is faster than the growth of teaching positions or student enrollment.

The analysis shows the 16-campus system had 1,623 administrative jobs last year, up from 1,269 five years ago. The 28 percent growth rate is higher than the 24 percent growth in faculty and other teaching positions and the 14 percent growth in student enrollment.

UNC President Erskine Bowles is among those who say they’re looking to cut positions. The state budget seeks to cut $73 million from UNC schools, recommending the elimination of senior and middle management positions.

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

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A newspaper analysis shows that the number of administrators at University of North Carolina system schools has grown 28 percent in the past five years.

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Town Hall meeting held by Constitutional Patriots

Monday, August 17th, 2009

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but a spokeswoman from Senator Hagan’s office said the Senator couldn’t make it due to a family commitment.

Constitutional Patriots said they stand against the rising tide of socialism and fascism. They claim it is a movement that is destroying our constitution and our country. Most speakers voiced their concern about the president’s health care plan, but all issues were open for discussion at the meeting.

“Our main purpose is to give citizens an opportunity to speak to Senator Hagan their concerns and to ask some questions,” said Mary Kay Mason. “This video will be sent to Senator Hagan so she’ll be able to understand how we feel in New Hanover County.”

The Constitutional Patriots have a conservative constitutional ideology. Their goal is to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States against all threats, be it foreign or domestic.

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but the group said she is currently not attending town hall meetings.

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Harris Teeter to open Surf City store in fall 2010

Monday, August 17th, 2009

By K.J. WilliamsStarNews Correspondent

Work is under way to clear the site on N.C. 210, just off U.S. 17, near the Lowe’s home improvement store, according to Todd Rademamacher, Surf City planning director.

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