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Archive for October, 2011

NC public schools celebrate where graduations high

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

DURHAM, NC (AP) — North Carolina public school leaders are celebrating the classrooms that manage to keep kids going to the end of their high school careers.

Schools and districts with the highest graduation rates are being honored in Durham on Tuesday at a recognition lunch.

The event honors the 23 schools around the state that graduated every student last year. Also getting special recognition are the schools with the highest graduation rates for their size.

Union County Public Schools did the best among large school districts of more than 2,000 students with a graduation rate of 89 percent last year. Catawba County Schools took honors for medium-sized districts with an 86 percent graduation rate. Districts with fewer than 1,000 students were led by Elkin City Schools, where 92 percent graduated.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Toll passes go on sale in NC ahead of road opening

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

MORRISVILLE, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s first toll road is almost ready for drivers, and the state has begun selling electronic passes for people who plan to drive the expressway.

The state Department of Transportation says the Quick Pass Customer Service Center will open Tuesday in Morrisville. Shortly after the opening, toll transponders will go on sale to the general public.

The first phase of the Triangle Expressway is scheduled to open in December. The road will ultimately extend to nearly 19 miles between Holly Springs and Research Triangle Park.

Tolls will be collected electronically, so there will be no booths. Drivers who don’t buy a transponder will have their license plates photographed and will get a bill in the mail.

Transponders will cost $5 and can be bought online at www.ncquickpass.com.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Police search for clues in disappearance of man

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

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WFD investigates early morning fire

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department is trying to figure out what started a house fire early this morning. It happened before 5:30 a.m. at 508 Anderson Street.

Firefighters contained the fire to the interior of the house. No one was home when it happened, and there were no injuries.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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No one hurt in early morning Wilmington house fire

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

No one was injured by an early morning fire at a home at 508 Anderson St., according to the Wilmington Fire Department.

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