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Archive for April, 2010

New law not applied evenly to private school kindergartners

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

As a kindergartner, 5-year-old Jackson Reynolds can read second-grade chapter books, add and subtract. But when he went with his mother to sign up for first grade at Bellamy Elementary his mother was told he’d have to enter kindergarten first. Then, two weeks into the year, he would be tested to see if he was ready for first grade.

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World War II vet recalls life as a prisoner of war

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

Charles Patterson woke up around 5 a.m. on Aug. 15, 1944, in Cherignola, Italy, where he was based with the 459th Bomb Group.

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Tenants tough to recruit for Porters Neck Crossing

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

By Judy RoyalJudy.Royal@StarNewsOnline.com

Lowe’s Home Improvement is set to open “by the fourth quarter of 2010,” said Gerard Littlejohn, spokesman for the Mooresville-based company. But developers aren’t having much luck filling the rest of the 350,000-square-foot shopping center.

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International port near Southport clears first study hurdle

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

By Shelby SebensShelby.Sebens@StarNewsOnline.com

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that state and federal officials move forward with the proposed mega port near Southport.

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Authorities seek information in Supply seafood shop break-in

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Brunswick County detectives are searching for individuals involved in a breaking and entering at R&R Seafood, a business at 3 Fisherman Road in Supply.

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