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Archive for March, 2012

Bicyclist struck by car on Wrightsville Avenue

Monday, March 19th, 2012

A bicyclist suffered cuts to his face and head following a collision with a Cadillac.

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NC gov wants more education funds from lawmakers

Monday, March 19th, 2012

By GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue says Republicans leading the Legislature need to repair spending cuts in public education or North Carolina’s school children will face the consequences of even fewer classroom instructors.

Perdue called on House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger on Monday to join her in fashioning a plan to make up for spending reductions in the budget approved last year. There’s another $330 million in additional cuts or expiring federal funds projected for the coming year.

The governor made her request as she starts two weeks of public appearances to talk about the public schools.

Republicans say Perdue’s solution to raise sales taxes is essentially dead on arrival at the Legislature. The GOP takes issue with her characterization that the budget slashed education jobs.

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

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Who hasn’t paid their New Hanover County taxes?

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Who hasn’t paid their New Hanover County taxes?

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Brunswick, New Hanover Schools: No ‘pink slime’ in cafeterias

Monday, March 19th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Students in Brunswick and New Hanover counties will not find “pink slime” in their school lunches.

School districts in both counties say they do not use ammonia-treated Lean Finely Textured Beef (LFTB), also known as pink slime.

In a news release today, Brunswick County Schools says it does not receive any beef products from the USDA, which uses the treated beef filler.

Brunswick County Schools says it diverts its allocated beef allowance to food processors AdvancePierre Foods and JTM Food Group. The district says Neither AdvancePierre nor JTM Food Group use ammonia treated LFTB in school products.

The school district says the decision to divert the system’s beef allowance was made for safety and efficiency. Brunswick County Schools opts for its processors to use a “whole beef combo pack” to produce products served in school cafeterias. The district says working with a whole beef product reduces chances of food contamination when compared to working with an already ground product.

A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman could not immediately say where the district gets its beef, but she said it does not use LFTB.

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CFPUA to switch water sources for some customers

Monday, March 19th, 2012

About 720 CFPUA customers will be getting water from a different source.

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