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Archive for November, 2011

2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

By MICHAEL BIESECKER
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations.

Both were quickly released Wednesday on $50,000 unsecured bonds.

Juleigh Sitton of Morganton recently resigned as director of the governor’s Western Office. Sitton was indicted on two felony charges Monday, accused of accepting $32,000 in secret salary payments from illegal campaign donations when she worked for Perdue’s 2008 campaign.

Perdue family friend Trawick H. “Buzzy” Stubbs Jr. of New Bern faces felony charges for providing more than $28,000 in undisclosed flights on a private plane to Perdue. Stubbs was the law partner of the governor’s deceased first husband.

Former Perdue campaign finance director Peter A. Reichard was also indicted. He was released on bond Tuesday.

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

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Wreck backs up Interstate 40

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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NC students headed for school year 5 days longer

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

By EMERY P. DALESIO
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The academic year for North Carolina’s public school students is set to get five days longer next year.

Members of the state Board of Education said Wednesday a new state law taking away teacher training time and replacing it with five more classroom days should take effect with the new school year in August.

The state school board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a recommendation to reject all requests to delay expanding the current 180-day year to 185.

Legislators saw the law as improving standardized test scores while preserving a state-mandated 10-week summer vacation.

The extended school calendar has generated complaints from school districts statewide, which despite state spending cuts will have to pay for five extra days of school bus fuel, classroom heat and electricity, and other costs.

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

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Reward offered in bank robbery case

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

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Real estate agency’s holiday bazaar benefits Teacher’s Fund

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Intracoastal Realty was selling more than just houses today at its Lumina Station location. Vendors sold locally-made goods in the real estate agency’s fourth annual Holiday Bazaar.

Some of the items for sale included hand-crafted Christmas decorations, wine glasses and home baked goods. Shoppers also had the chance to pick up some raffle tickets for a prize that will benefit Intracoastal’s Teacher’s Fund.

“We’re raffling away an iPad 2, and it’s going to happen on January 3, so we are selling tickets up until the 31st, and you can order online or come by the bazaar or ask any agent,” marketing coordinator Susan Teachey said.

Organizers say buying local products is a great way to support our area’s economy.

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