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Archive for October, 2011

Occupy Raleigh group denied camping at NC Capitol

Friday, October 21st, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina state government has again denied a request by anti-Wall Street protesters to camp several days on the old Capitol grounds in downtown Raleigh, saying rules don’t allow for an extended stay.

The Department of Administration told the Occupy Raleigh movement Friday it could refile its application under guidelines limiting property use to four hours. Occupy Raleigh wanted to use it starting Saturday through Oct. 30.

Occupy Raleigh said the four-hour limit fails to account for the extent of the economic and political problems their movement seeks to address.

Hundreds of people attended a four-hour Occupy Raleigh rally last Saturday on the grounds. Police arrested 20 people who refused to leave that evening. Another extended permit already was denied.

Small demonstrations have occurred this week on an adjacent sidewalk.

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

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Brunswick Co. looking for feedback on staggered school schedules

Friday, October 21st, 2011

BOLIVIA, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — In an effort to gather feedback on the new staggered school schedule, members of the Brunswick County Board of Education have requested parents and community members participate in a short opinion survey. This survey is anonymous. Results of the survey will be presented at the November 1, 2011 Board of Education meeting.

The survey was sent electronically to all parents who have provided an active email account to their child’s school. Parents and community members can also participate in the Staggered School Day Parent/Community Opinion Survey by logging onto the Brunswick County webpage at http://www.bcswan.net and clicking the survey link on the homepage.

It is our goal to provide everyone who wishes to do so the opportunity to participate.

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Leland Police looking for bank robber

Friday, October 21st, 2011

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Police need help finding a bank robber. It happened at the Cape Fear Credit Union in the Cross Creek Commons shopping center in front of Walmart around 10 a.m.

Police say a black man about 5’10” with an athletic build wearing a green knit hat, dark colored coat, blue jeans and white shoes showed a teller a handgun and demanded money. He drove off in a red two-door 1997 or later Pontiac Gran Prix with an undisclosed amount of cash.

If you have any information, the Leland Police Department at (910) 371-1100.

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NC treasurer returns unclaimed $6,000 to Cary man

Friday, October 21st, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State Treasurer Janet Cowell has given a Cary man an unclaimed property check for $6,000 at the NC State Fair.

Cowell was at the State Fair on Friday to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners.

Cary resident Bill Hulbert found the money he had coming to him after searching the NC Cash website. He said it took him less than 30 seconds to determine there was money waiting for him.

Residents have lost nearly $400 million over the years. The money is deposited in the state’s unclaimed property program.

The fund collects long-forgotten cash from insurance policies, checking accounts and utility deposits. The money is waiting to be claimed, but proceeds from the fund’s investments are required by law to go toward scholarships and loans for needy college students.

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

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Memorial set for community leader Betty Ann Sanders

Friday, October 21st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (UNCW NEWS RELEASE) — A memorial service for community leader and UNC Wilmington volunteer Betty Ann Sanders will be held on the UNCW campus at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29 in McNeill Hall (School of Nursing building) auditorium.

The service is open to the community and will be followed by a reception in McNeill Hall Multipurpose Room, room 1051.

Sanders, who died Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington, was a veteran broadcaster and familiar face on UNCW-TV shows “Let’s Talk” and “Let’s Read” as well as a long-time university supporter and volunteer. She served on several university boards, including the UNCW Board of Visitors from 1998 to 2007 and the Nurse Advocate Board.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations to be made to:
Adult Day Services of Wilmington
220 Avondale Ave., Suite 103
Wilmington, NC 28403

Sanders founded, owned and operated Adult Day Services (formerly Coastal Adult Day Care), with her daughter Jennifer Riker and son-in-law Rick Riker. It is a local day health center for patients with severe autism, Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia.

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