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Archive for November, 2011

Raleigh’s neighbors consider panhandler rules

Monday, November 28th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Communities around Raleigh are considering rules to deal with panhandlers driven from the capital city’s downtown by a crackdown.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports those who beg on Raleigh’s streets have moved to suburbs and
unincorporated parts of Wake County and parts of Johnston County.

Raleigh has issued at least 372 citations this year for begging without a permit. That’s more than all of last year. Capt. Kevin Craighead says the city will not tolerate begging.

As those seeking handouts move out of downtown, Wake County has voted to require permits for panhandling.

Johnston County is considering a permit that includes a criminal background check.

Alice McGee with Raleigh’s Church in the Woods says it’s sad that people are getting police records essentially for being unemployed.

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

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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

Monday, November 28th, 2011

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place.

The Division of State Historic Sites has launched a new teaching tool called The North Carolina Civil War Experience, which aims to integrate what students learn in class with what they can experience outside school.

A website for teachers offers activities and lesson plans based around 12 state historic sites like Bentonville Battlefield and Fort Fisher. The materials can be used along if classes can’t visit the sites.

Although designed for 8th graders, the state agency says the materials can be adapted for use by high school students.

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

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Pender commissioners redrawing board districts

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

More guaranteed representation from eastern Pender could be a possibility as the board of commissioners considers new boundaries.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Parents of hit and run victim plead for driver to come forward

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The NC Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured 22-year-old Joseph Earl Jones, Jr. on the southbound side of Carolina Beach Road late Thursday night.

Trooper Phillips says Jones was hit sometime between 11:16 and 11:54 Thursday night while crossing Carolina Beach Road near Monkey Junction Storage. He was wearing a royal blue long sleeve pullover.

Jones is currently in critical condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Jones’ mother, Tammy, says he had driven from Leland to visit his girlfriend and was walking back to her house from Wal-Mart when he was hit.

He has several broken bones, suffered internal bleeding, a collapsed lung and needs multiple surgeries.

“It’s a wakeup call to see my son when I just saw him hours earlier and to see him unrecognizable,” said Joseph Jones Sr.

Joseph has a son of his own, two year-old Jessiah. Tammy is afraid he may not see his father again. She doesn’t understand how someone could just drive away.

“If you can stand there and look at my son and have no mercy, I just want to know what kind of person you are,” she said.

Both parents say they hope whoever hit their son will turn themselves in.

“Come forward,” said Tammy Jones. “Come forward and take responsibility for what you have done.”

Joseph is scheduled to have surgery Monday morning for his fractured pelvis.

Highway Patrol is looking for a 1995 Chevrolet pickup, Tahoe or Suburban with damage to the front right side. They are hoping that with so many shoppers out that someone saw something.

Anyone with information is urged to call Trooper Phillips at (910) 392-3918 or (800) 334-7411.

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Some cities want to challenge change in annexation laws

Sunday, November 27th, 2011

Some N.C. cities are mulling the possibility of legal action challenging the state’s new annexation laws.

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