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Archive for December, 2009

Cape Fear Community College looks to help job-seekers

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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Cape Fear Community College is setting out to put job-seekers on the fast track toward employment in the New Year.

CFCC’s Jobs Now program will offer short-term, low-cost classes designed to give people fast training and get them back into the workforce. The courses can last as long as six months, or as short as eight weeks.

Courses in behavioral health, food service, nursing, plumbing, and sales will be among those offered. None of them will exceed $250 for tuition, books, and supplies.

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Cape Fear Community College is setting out to put job-seekers on the fast track toward employment in the New Year.

CFCC’s Jobs Now program will offer short-term, low-cost classes…

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Olsen Park’s ball fields will be ready for use next fall

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Work is rapidly progressing on a $3.7 million softball and baseball complex that constitutes the first phase in the development of Olsen Park. The facility is being jointly developed by New Hanover County and Wilmington.

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NC Salvation Army collector charged with stealing

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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ASHEBORO, N.C. — Authorities say a Salvation Army bell ringer in North Carolina stole the kettle he was using to collect money, saying he needed the money to pay court fees.

Multiple media outlets report that authorities say Francis Murray took the kettle from a Walgreens drugstore in Asheboro Dec. 4.

Asheboro Salvation Army Captain Curtis Kratz says he called police when the money from Murray’s collections turned up missing. He says the recovering addict has apologized and says he will return the $63, along with his apron and bell.

Murray has been charged with larceny by employee. He has not turned himself in to police.

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

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Authorities say a Salvation Army bell ringer in North Carolina stole the kettle he was using to collect money, saying he needed the money to pay court fees.

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Laney student organizes food drive to honor ‘Santa’

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

A Laney High School teen wanted to honor a homeless man, often called “Santa” because of his white hair and beard, after he died in August, so she organized a food drive to be held Dec. 19.

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Topsail Beach renourishment project voted down

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

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It was a packed house at Topsail Beach’s town assembly building. The line of concerned year long residents and property owners to take the microphone was long. The overwhelming majority favored the emergency beach renourishment plan.

It was a new town commission that faced the difficult decision of voting for, against, or tabling the renourishment plan. Three new members, who won election in November, were sworn in before the vote.

Some residents were concerned that the new members meant a new majority on the commission with a personal stake in voting the plan down.

In a three to one vote, with new commissioner Ed Broadhurst voting against, the commission abolished the shoreline commission – not a good sign for the renourishment project.

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videoIt was a full house at Wednesday night’s Topsail Beach Commission Meeting. The issue: Whether to proceed with a $12 million beach renourishment project.

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