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Archive for April, 2012

Brunswick Co. deputies investigate fatal shooting near Sunset Beach

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Law enforcement is investigating a death near Sunset Beach. Brunswick County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Del Routh confirms deputies are at the scene at 9063 Sea Lane. Sources tell WWAY there was a shooting, but there’s no word yet on what exactly happened.

We have a crew on the way and will have more information as it becomes available.

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5-month-old girl recovering after heart transplant

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A five-month-old Wilmington girl has the new heart she’s been waiting for. Hannah Dombrowski received a heart transplant Friday night after waiting since February, when doctors found an inoperable tumor on her heart.

Hannah’s parents say she is doing really well and is showing signs of breathing on her own this afternoon. They say Hannah is continuing to fight for her life, and they could not thank the community enough for their support.

Fundraisers for Hannah will continue this weekend to help her family cover the medical costs that go along with her long hospital stays, transplant and all the medication she may need now that her body is adapting to a new organ.

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NC Senate wants merit pay, end teacher tenure

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Republicans in the North Carolina Senate are rolling out a package of public school initiatives they say would create performance bonuses for teachers but end their employment tenure so that districts could more easily dismiss ineffective ones.

Senate leader Phil Berger planned to unveil publicly the details at a news conference Monday. The Associated Press received an advance copy of the details of the plan, which would cost an additional $45 million in next year’s budget.

The new plan would put veteran teachers on annual contracts. The proposal also would direct the 115 districts to come up with their own merit pay system in time for the fall of 2013.

The plan also would focus more heavily on making students proficient in reading by third grade.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Leland mayor mistakenly on past-due tax list

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

The name of Leland’s mayor was mistakenly published in Brunswick County’s delinquent tax list.

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Bill backs down on ferry toll hike

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Draft legislation that would strip controversial new ferry tolls from the state budget.

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