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Archive for February, 2012

School lockdowns ended

Friday, February 10th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over.

The schools were locked down this morning because of a bomb threat at Liberty Home Care across the street from Hoggard. Law enforcement earlier mistakenly said the threat was at Liberty Commons. Wilmington Police investigators did not find a bomb.

New Hanover County Schools says Hoggard and Roland-Grise will release at normal time this afternoon.

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City Operations Center lines restored

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Power, Internet and phone lines are restored at Wilmington’s Operations Center on River Road.

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UNC board of governors approve tuition increases

Friday, February 10th, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — The University of North Carolina Board of Governors have voted to increase tuition across the system of 16 university campuses by nearly 9 percent on average.

The board’s Friday vote in Chapel Hill took place in the midst of a raucous demonstration by scores of student protesters angry at the increases.

The Association of Student Governments had agreed to provide transportation from every UNC campus for students who want to protest. The ASG is comprised of the student body presidents from each school.

North Carolina State University student organizer Bryan Perlmutter says more increases will close the doors of higher education to many students.

But UNC officials say the increases are needed to partially offset over $400 million in funds cut from their budgets by the legislature last year.

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

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Vehicle strikes pole, knocks power out

Friday, February 10th, 2012

A vehicle has struck a power pole near Carolina Beach Road and Shipyard Boulevard.

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Schools on lockdown after nearby bomb threat

Friday, February 10th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are locked down because of a bomb threat at Liberty Commons nearby.

Liberty Commons is a retirement home across the street from Hoggard.

The Sheriff’s Office says the lockdown could continue for another hour or so as the Wilmington Police Department investigates the threat.

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