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Archive for January, 2012

New Hanover schools ask support

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

School officials met Tuesday with county commissioners and state legislators.

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Three facing charges for purse snatching

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Police arrested three men Monday night

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Car sales race ahead of N.C. rate

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

Signs are that car dealerships are pulling themselves out of a recession-dug ditch.

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Obama may move convention speech to Bank of America Stadium

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

By Hans Nichols
Bloomberg News

President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising.

The almost 74,000-seat home of the Carolina Panthers professional football team would also have room for the convention to sell more floor passes close to the stage. Planners for the event are struggling to meet a $36.6 million fundraising goal, according to the Democrats, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorized to discuss the matter.

Obama’s advisers are aware of the political downside of the president delivering his nationally televised acceptance in a stadium named for a bank that considered imposing a fee that he said would have “mistreated” customers, they said.

That would be outweighed by the chance to lure more big- dollar contributors, including corporate foundations, to cover the convention’s costs, the three Democrats said. The rest of the convention, scheduled to begin Sept. 3, will be conducted at the Time Warner Cable Arena.

Joanne Peters, press secretary for the Charlotte convention, said, “We plan to hold the convention at the Time Warner Cable Arena.”

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New Hanover Sheriffs Office charges man with rape of a child

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

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