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Archive for January, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Jersey Mike’s damaged by car re-opening tomorrow

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Get ready to have your sub Mike’s Way once again.

You might remember when a car slammed into the Jersey Mike’s on South College Road in November. After a two-month renovation, the restaurant will be back open for business tomorrow.

General Manager, Brendan Folster says that although they were planning to remodel before the accident, he’s excited about the grand re-opening and expects a great turnout.

Folster says, “I’m expecting a lot of our regular customers to come back, and I’m expecting a lot of new people, the buzz around what happened has a lot of people talking, and we’ve got a couple other great stores in town, so people have been still coming to us and people are really excited. They like our store. They like our people that work here, and they’re excited to come back”

Folster also says he’s really happy with the way the new store turned out and is anxious for the grand re-opening.

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Chief Jayne announces 2012 Leland Citizens Academy registration

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

LELAND, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — The Leland Police Department is now accepting applications for our 2012 Citizens Police Academy. The academy will begin Wednesday, March 7, 2012 and conclude Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The academy will meet each Wednesday evening and present a wide range of topics and interesting training opportunities for Leland residents to learn more about their police department.

The Leland Police Department citizen’s academy has been in existence since 2008 and the graduates come from all parts of Leland and many are newcomers to the area. The academy is designed to inform citizens about the different functions of the police department and to give insight into what training police officers complete to become officers. Course topics include:

Ø Patrol operations

Ø Police investigations

Ø Domestic violence

Ø Crime scene investigations

Ø Drug crimes

Ø Community policing and crime prevention

Ø Traffic enforcement and accident investigation

If you are interested please contact Lieutenant Rick DellaPia: rdellapia@townofleland.com

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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (NEWS RELEASE) -— The number of people unemployed in North Carolina decreased in December as the unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of a percent, from 10 to 9.9 percent.

Since December 2010, private sector jobs have increased by 29,400 (seasonally adjusted). Over-the-year, leisure & hospitality had the largest job gain with 11,800. Total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased slightly by 4,400 but was up 19,600 over-the-year.

It is important to note that industry employment estimates are subject to large seasonal patterns. While seasonal adjustment factors are applied to the data, these factors may not be fully capturing the seasonal trend. Therefore, when interpreting the industry employment changes it is advisable to focus on the over-the-year changes in both the seasonally adjusted series and the not seasonally adjusted series.

The number of people unemployed decreased by 5,193 to 446,402 (seasonally adjusted). The number of people employed increased by 9,532, to 4,061,136. Since this time last year, the number of people unemployed has increased by 9,154. The state unemployment rate in December 2010 was 9.8 percent.

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Scorsese’s ‘Hugo’ leads Oscars 11 nominations

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

AP Movie Writers

BEVERLY HILLS, CA (AP) — Martin Scorsese’s Paris adventure “Hugo” leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker.

Also nominated for best picture Tuesday: the silent film “The Artist”; the family drama “The Descendants”; the Sept. 11 tale “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close”; the Deep South drama “The Help”; the romantic fantasy “Midnight in Paris”; the sports tale “Moneyball”; the family chronicle “The Tree of Life”; and the World War I epic “War Horse.”

The nominations set up a best-picture showdown between the top films at the Golden Globes: best musical or comedy recipient “The Artist” and best drama winner “The Descendants.”

“The Artist” ran second with 10 nominations.

You can watch the Academy Awards on ABC and WWAY Sunday, Feb. 26.

David Germain reported from Park City, Utah.

Online: http://www.oscars.org

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

GREENSBORO, NC (AP) — A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin’s largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice.

The group Parents for Educational Freedom celebrates a successful year with Howard Fuller at an event Tuesday at the International Civil Rights Center in Greensboro.

Fuller was a civil rights worker during the 1960s who helped keep Durham relatively peaceful after Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. He helped establish the now-defunct Malcolm X University in the `60s. He moved to Wisconsin and became superintendent of the Milwaukee public schools in the 1990s.

State lawmakers last year eliminated a 100-school cap on public charter schools and for the first time subsidized private education by creating a tax credit for parents who send their disabled children to private schools.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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