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Archive for October, 2009

Health briefs – Fundraisers include bowling, nightclub party and softball game

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Bowling benefitOGDEN | A bowling tournament will be held Oct. 10 to benefit the American Cancer Society. The Tournament for Breast Cancer will take place 2-6 p.m. at Cardinal Lanes, 7026 Market St.The cost is $100 per team of four people, which includes three games and shoes.Raising money for Hollywood nights

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NC LED-maker Cree to produce more cheap lighting

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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DURHAM — The buzz about green-industry jobs increases as a North Carolina maker of energy-efficient lighting announces an expansion.

Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to be on hand Thursday as Cree Inc. CEO Chuck Swoboda announces the Durham-based company’s hiring boost.

The company is seeing growing demand for its light-emitting diode chips used in energy-efficient lights. The company reported in August that Cree was increasing capacity and adding workers at its plants in Durham and China.

Cree has about 3,500 full-time workers, including 1,500 in Durham.

In July, Swoboda was one of seven CEOs invited to discuss energy-efficient technologies with President Obama at the White House.

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

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The buzz about green-industry jobs increases as a North Carolina maker of energy-efficient lighting announces an expansion.

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Embezzlement lawsuit against Oak Island mayor goes to court next month

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles is trying to recover more than $388,000 from Oak Island Mayor Johnie Vereen.

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Local foundation to become affiliate of statewide agency

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

By Si Cantwell, Si.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

The Community Foundation of Southeastern North Carolina is becoming an affiliate of the N.C. Community Foundation.The agreement should be finalized and take effect Oct. 14.

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NC Symphony hopes to earn legislative money

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Symphony is adopting some unusual fundraising tactics to take advantage of money that legislators dangled in front of the orchestra.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that lawmakers approved a $1.5 million appropriation to help the financially struggling symphony. But there’s a catch – the orchestra must raise $8 million to get the state money.

So, the symphony has held unusual fundraising events, such as the one recently at a Raleigh restaurant, where a music patron bid $10,000 for a private recital at home by violinist Joshua Bell. Bell will appear with the symphony in January.

The symphony lost $2 million last year and owes nearly $4 million to lenders. Its budget has been cut from $14 million to just under $12 million.

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

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The North Carolina Symphony is adopting some unusual fundraising tactics to take advantage of money that legislators dangled in front of the orchestra.

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