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Archive for November, 2009

Here Now – Learning center sends supplies to troops

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

Kids at Huntington Learning Center are packing boxes of goodies to send to military in Afghanistan.

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Ida remains could drop more than 8 inches of rain locally

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

With a rainfall deficit of nearly 5 inches for the year, the region could use the precipitation. But that much moisture dropped over a 72-hour period could cause flooding.

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Founder of Phoenix Employment Ministry honored by UNCW

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

By Brandon SneedStarNews Correspondent

The Rev. Don Skinner, founder and executive director of the Phoenix Employment Ministry, has been named the 2009 Albert Schweitzer Honors Scholar by UNCW.

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NC pension funds go up in 3rd quarter with stocks

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009



RALEIGH — Rebounding stock markets helped boost returns for North Carolina’s public employee pension funds during the third quarter.

State Treasurer Janet Cowell said Monday the retirement systems recorded a 10.4 percent increase during the three months ending Sept. 30.

The uptick means pension assets grew for the quarter from $60 billion to almost $66 billion. That’s still below the high of $77 billion at the end of 2007.

The North Carolina Retirement Systems benefited from a 17.6 percent increase in its equity portfolio. Cowell said bonds reported a nearly 6 percent increase, but real estate had an 8
percent loss.

Cowell’s office invests pension funds for more than 820,000 public workers and retirees in North Carolina, including teachers and state employees.

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

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Rebounding stock markets helped boost returns for North Carolina’s public employee pension funds during the third quarter.

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Salvation Army kettle kick-off is Friday

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Salvation Army begins its annual Christmas “Appeal in the Mall” at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 13 in Independence Mall. Located near the main indoor entrance of J.C. Penney’s, the Salvation Army Christmas Brass will herald the arrival of Mayor William Saffo where he will make the first contribution in the red kettle.

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