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Archive for October, 2009

Authorities searching for suspect who used counterfeit $20 bills

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in identifying a person involved in an ongoing counterfeit investigation.On Oct. 21, the suspect used counterfeit $20 bills to purchase $200 worth of VISA debit cards at the CVS at 5712 Castle Hayne Road.

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Do it all at blastoff.com

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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A new website has launched and is blasting through cyberspace. The idea of blastoff.com is to have everything in one place; news, e-mail, shopping, music, social-networking sites, Youtube, TV, and games, all accessible through one website and designed the way you want it.

There are incentives to blastoff.com too. When you shop online from more than four hundred retailers like Target or best Buy, you get cash back. If you invite friends, you get paid when they make purchases too.

“We say blastoff… it’s got Facebook, it’s got games, sports, rather than go to a lot of different things, it’s all in one place,” said Steve Melia of blastoff.com

You can sign up for free or get more information at blastoff.com.

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A new website has launched and is blasting through cyberspace. The idea of blastoff.com is to have everything in one place.

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Lecture at UNCW will focus on military concerns about UFOs

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

At a nuclear missile launch site in North Dakota, a guard spots a mysterious bright light hovering over the location of each rocket silo.Below ground, officers on duty notice their missiles start to activate one by one.

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Seahawks hope job industry soars

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

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Seahawk job seekers were on the prowl Wednesday. UNCW hosted an internship and job fair to help graduating students and alumni secure jobs in the local community.

There were half as many employers as there were at last year’s job fair, so making a good impression was key.

Veronica MacDougall is graduating from UNCW in December; she’s trying to secure a position as an elementary school teacher. “It’s pretty tricky, there’s not a lot of places hiring. I’d love to stay in New Hanover, but they have that freeze.”

Recruiter attendance at the fair was down fifty percent from last fall. Career services officials say companies either couldn’t afford to attend, aren’t hiring, or are choosing to recruit at larger universities.

MacDougall says she tries to stand out from the competition by talking about her internship experience and letting her personality shine through. She also tells recruiters a personal story in hopes of leaving a lasting impression.

Recruiters say little things we might forget are often what makes the biggest impression, like a strong handshake, eye contact, good posture, and most importantly being prepared.

Scott Adams is hiring for a number of positions at Victaulic. He’s impressed by students who have done their homework. “Any of the students can research us know what is our company does, know what positions we’re hiring for. To be able to come up to the booth and then sell yourself and not worry about learning what the company is, I think is very important.”

“Because of the economy it sometimes is very frustrating for students and their sometimes afraid to even make that first step but i think the idea is the students that are getting jobs are the ones who are really going out there and working at it,” said Thom Rakes, Career Center Director.

Recruiters say things are starting to look up and they’re beginning to hire again. Wake County schools for example has 35 openings, so the opportunities are out there; recruiters say students just need to walk up with self-confidence and sell themselves.

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videoSeahawk job seekers were on the prowl Wednesday. UNCW hosted an internship and job fair to help graduating students and alumni secure jobs in the local community.

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SBI Agent: Prokop admitted abuse of 4-year-old girl

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

By Chris MazzoliniChris.Mazzolini@StarNewsOnline.com

Thomas E. Prokop told investigators he touched and looked inappropriately at a 4-year-old girl while washing her, according to testimony Wednesday from a law enforcement agent who took Prokop’s statement.

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