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Archive for May, 2012

River Road reopening delayed until June 8

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Recent inclement weather has forced paving to be delayed

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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education.

The move comes days before a North Carolina appeals court takes up the lawsuit. Senate leader Phil Berger says lawmakers are reversing last year’s changes to the North Carolina Pre-K program. A judge ruled they violated the state’s duty to give every child a chance at a sound, basic education.

The Legislature last year limited the number of spots for at-risk youngsters and required parents to pay up to 10 percent of their income for their children to participate.

Senators now want to remove those requirements. A lawsuit brought on by that language will be argued before the state Court of Appeals next week.

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Brunswick deputy crashes car, passenger injured

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Deputy Sammy Turner was the driver in a single-car accident on U.S. 74/76

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U-Turn Luncheon aims to change young lives

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police hosted an event aimed at turning lives around today. The point of the U-Turn Luncheon was to pair young people who need a change in their life with local professionals.

Chris Phillips was there to represent WWAY.

Speaker Keijuane Hester, made bad choices that landed him in prison, but he owned up to his mistakes and turned his life around, he now owns a successful business. Hester believes young people need role models.

“It’s always good for kids to see a positive image, and it’s not about how far you get knocked down,” Hester said. “It’s about how quickly you can bounce back and get back up.”

Today’s U-Turn Luncheon was for men. A luncheon for women is also planned.

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ILM starts using body scanner

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Security upgrades at Wilmington International Airport are done ahead of schedule.

Work on the security checkpoint project finished three weeks early. It includes advanced imaging technology installed last night. Today was the first day for passengers to use the full body scanner.

The equipment is just part of the many changes going on at i-l-m.

“As a result it impacted our restaurant, it impacted our meeters and greeters situation and our new cue lines,” ILM Airport Director Jon Rosborough said. “So everything had to be done in order to get this machine in, and we think we’re far better off for that.”

Airport officials also say ILM will be safer with the advanced technology.

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