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Wilmington school closes doors for a week due to flu

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

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The Calvalry Christian School grounds are quiet, after administrators decided Monday morning to shut down for a week. The flu and flu like symptoms took a toll on attendance

“I got a phone call at about 11 o’clock this morning. Saying that they’re closing down school for the day and the rest of this week,” said parent Richard Perry. “Connor’s got seven kids in his class, and it was just him and one other boy this morning in his class.”

About a fifth of the elementary school’s students were out sick Monday along with several teachers. Calvary Christian student Connor Perry said, “When I went to school, I saw my friend was there and my teacher wasn’t there.”

The school’s administrator said the trend began at the end of last week. Over the weekend, the school board was notified more people were getting sick. That, along with Monday’s low attendance, prompted the decision to suspend classes.

“I think it’s a great thing that they’re erring on the side of caution. One of the reasons we picked the school is because we really trusted the decisions that they made, they mirrored ours quite frequently. I think it’s the best thing,” said Connor’s mom Lisa Perry.

According to the school, there is a handful of confirmed H1N1 cases, but most of those who are ill, have either seasonal flu, or flu symptoms.

School officials said the classrooms will be sanitized before the kids return to class.

Classes at Calvary Christian School are expected to resume as normal Monday.

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videoA Wilmington school is closed for a week to stop the spread of flu. The Calvary Christian School’s administrator said a large percentage of students and teachers are sick. Suspending classes for the week is his solution to stopping the illness in its tracks.

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Pender schools chairman says probe by NAACP ‘hurt’ him

Monday, November 9th, 2009

By Chelsea KellnerChelsea.Kellner@StarNewsOnline.com

Pender County Board of Education Chairman Tom Roper again denied allegations of misconduct being investigated by the local NAACP at the board’s meeting Monday night, and said he was “hurt” by the way the investigation has been handled by local officials.

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1898 riot book to be debuted at Cape Fear Museum

Monday, November 9th, 2009

By Ben SteelmanBen.Steelman@StarNewsOnline.com

LeRae S. Umfleet, author of “Day of Blood,” will speak about the book and answer questions during a program at 7 p.m. in the museum at 814 Market St.

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Silver Alert issued for teenager who used ATM in Wilmington

Monday, November 9th, 2009

Wilmington | A statewide Silver Alert was issued Monday for a 17-year-old from Apex who withdrew money from a credit union in Wilmington.Christopher Rivers Huffman is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, according to a Silver Alert issued by the state Department of Crime Control and Public Safety.

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Deadline for packages to reach troops quickly approaching

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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“If you want it to get there before Christmas you have to start sending at least 4 weeks prior to Christmas,” said Thomas Russell of Step up for Soldiers. “I would send 5 weeks prior to Christmas.”

If you want your soldier to have something to open on Christmas, without breaking your budget on shipping, Friday is the deadline. The November 13th deadline applies to parcel post mail, the least expensive but slowest option.

If you are sending priority mail you have until December 4th for all Army post office zip codes. For all the procrastinators, you can still send it express mail by the 18th to have it waiting under the tree to most APO’s.

If you are having a tough time deciding what to send; ask.

“I’ve got one request so far and it’s coffee, coffee, coffee. So if we can send them coffee were going to send them coffee,” said Russell.

There are a few things that can’t make the trip. No alcohol, batteries, or flammable materials. Also, perishable foods just won’t last. Otherwise, there’s no weight limit for flat rate boxes and shipping is just $11.95 after a $2.00 discount for military addresses.

Russell added, “Pack it full. If you buy items you want to put in there buy a bag of hard candy and spread the hard candy so the package is full. That way the package will not collapse in shipping.”

If you would like to send packages from home to support our troops you can stop by WWAY. We have partnered with Step up for Soldiers to provide care packages to Marines on active duty in Afghanistan.

Drop off personal item’s like toothbrushes, toilet paper, and baby wipes at our station located at 615 North Front Street.

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videoThe deadline to send holiday packages to our troops in time for Christmas is fast approaching. WWAY’s Joe Mauceri takes a look at some of the do’s and don’ts to keep in mind when sending care packages to our men and women fighting abroad.

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