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Archive for February, 2012

Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue says she’s shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten.

Perdue’s office said Wednesday it has identified $9 million from child care subsidy funds to pay for an extra 2,000 slots in the North Carolina Pre-Kindergarten program.

A state judge overseeing North Carolina’s long-running school funding lawsuit ruled in July that no eligible child can be turned away from the free preschool education. The budget designed by the Republican-led Legislature required most families who qualified for the program to make a co-payment to participate.

GOP lawmakers have resisted putting more money into the program for the estimated 67,000 eligible children. The service is now available to nearly 25,000 children.

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

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City to consider medical-care training for police officers

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

A growing number of cities are trying to protect their forces by teaching them advanced medical care

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Pender County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing girl

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl.

Rebecca Hewett was last seen around 3p.m. at Heide Trask High School on Tuesday. She was last seen wearing a blue Heide Trask High School hoodie, blue jeans and blue Etnies shoes. She is 5’5″ with sandy brown hair and blue eyes. The family believes she may have left with a friend after school.

If you have any information, please contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 259-1437.

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Fundraising events build toward May 4 overnighter

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

An estimated 1,500 people will gather at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4, to support Brunswick County’s annual American Society Relay For Life at West Brunswick High School.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Pancake breakfast; awards deadline; open house

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012

Cape Fear Center for Inquiry Public K-8 Charter School, and The Good Shepherd Center, will hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser 8-10 a.m. Feb. 25.

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