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Archive for November, 2009

Concerned parents attend NHC School Board meeting

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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The New Hanover County School Board met Tuesday night in a regular monthly session, but it was anything but a regular audience.

An overflow crowd showed up just in case the school board decided to make a decision on middle school redistricting, but that decision is not expected until next month. The school board held three public forums on redistricting in October, and most parents are more than ready for a decision to be made.

“That’s our biggest fear. This has already been going on for four months now. The school board and the public are both ready to decide on this. We just don’t want it to go beyond December,” said John Hirchak.

There was no decision Tuesday night. The board will hold a special workshop on middle school redistricting on November 24th.

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The New Hanover County School Board met Tuesday night in a regular monthly session, but it was anything but a regular audience.

An overflow crowd showed up just in case the school board decided to make a decision on middle school redistricting.

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2 men injured when small plane crashes in NC

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – Authorities say two men are recuperating in the hospital after their small, fixed-wing airplane crashed into a corn field North Carolina.

Multiple media outlets report that the fixed-wing Mooney M-20C crashed Tuesday afternoon near the Fairview community in Buncombe County.

Officials say the plane left Winston-Salem around 4:15 p.m. and was bound for Asheville when it had engine trouble, clipped a tree, crashed nose-first into a field, then flipped onto its top.

James Hastings and James Monroe are both from Winston-Salem and work for Southern Community Bank. They were listed in serious condition.

The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to investigate.

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

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Authorities say two men are recuperating in the hospital after their small, fixed-wing airplane crashed into a corn field North Carolina.

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Voters in Greensboro elect new mayor

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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GREENSBORO — Voters in Greensboro have elected a political newcomer who pushed for more oversight over city finances.

Bill Knight, 70, an accountant, beat Democratic Mayor Yvonne Johnson by 964 votes out of 34,234 cast, according to final, unofficial results. Johnson served one two-year term.

Knight, a Republican, says four months ago no one in the North Carolina city knew his name. But he says voters wanted change.

During his campaign, he also pushed for better leadership in the police department.

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

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Voters in Greensboro have elected a political newcomer who pushed for more oversight over city finances.

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Magazine ranks NC business climate No. 1

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Site Selection magazine has ranked North Carolina No. 1 in the country for its business climate.

The magazine cites new high-tech development and North Carolina’s technology-focused academic centers as strengths for business growth.

Texas ranked No. 2, Virginia, Ohio and Tennessee.

The annual rankings are determined by the number of new and expanded business facility projects in each state and other factors including transportation infrastructure, existing work force skills and state and local taxes.

Site Selection magazine is an economic development publication.

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

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Site Selection magazine has ranked North Carolina No. 1 in the country for its business climate.

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Powwow coming to UNCW campus

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

A powwow including authentic Native American dancers, vocalists and vendors is being held in the University of North Carolina Wilmington campus Saturday as part of their National Native American Heritage Month celebration.The free event is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Education Building Atrium.

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