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Archive for June, 2012

Longtime Wilmington builder Paul Gregory dies at 89

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (GREATER WILMINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL) — Longtime Wilmington builder Paul Gregory died Monday evening at the age of 89.

Officials with the Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association issued a statement about Gregory’s lengthy contributions during his more than 35-year career in housing in the Wilmington area.

“Paul was a legend in our industry and a mentor to many,” Donna Girardot, executive officer of the home builders association, said in a release.

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African American school documentary to be screened

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

A sixth-grade math teacher’s award-winning documentary will be screened this week

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Verizon unveils details on new data sharing plan

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

BASKING RIDGE, NJ (NEWS RELEASE) -– Verizon Wireless today announced Share Everything Plans that will forever change the way customers purchase wireless services. Share Everything Plans include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to 10 Verizon Wireless devices. In addition, the Mobile Hotspot service on all the devices is included in the Share Everything Plans at no additional charge. The ground breaking Share Everything Plans debut on June 28 and will be available to new as well as existing customers who may wish to move to the new plans.

“Customers asked, and today Verizon Wireless delivered an industry first,” said Tami Erwin, vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless. “Share Everything Plans are the new standard for wireless service. They are simple; customers no longer have to think about their voice and message plans, because both are unlimited. Share Everything Plans are convenient; customers purchase one data plan and they share it with up to ten mobile devices. And, they are worry free; customers can connect their 3G or 4G devices wherever and whenever they want on America’s most reliable network.”

How Share Everything Plans Work

To get started on a Share Everything Plan, customers first select the devices they want on their accounts. The next step is to choose a plan that includes unlimited minutes, unlimited messages and a shared data allowance that begins at 1GB for $50. Customers adding a tablet on their Share Everything Plans can do so for an additional $10, with no long-term contract requirement. The following matrix shows pricing for an account with several different devices, such as a smartphone, a tablet and a basic phone, billed to the same individual.

There are separate plans for accounts with only basic phones, or data only devices such as USB modems or Jetpack Mobile Hotspots at: www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything

“When developing these plans, we first asked customers what they wanted in a wireless service plan. We also looked at the technology and how customers were using it to manage their lives. And last, we took into consideration the evolution of the technology and how customers would use wireless in the future,” Erwin added. “Share Everything Plans are the outcome of that research. They cover every device Verizon Wireless offers, from basic phones to smartphones, from tablets to Jetpacks and more. Share Everything Plans represent a tremendous shift in how customers think about wireless service.”

Switch to a Share Everything Plan

Customers are free to keep their existing plans, but there is no fee or contract extension to move to the new Share Everything Plans. To help customers determine the best Share Everything Plan option, Verizon Wireless has created an easy to use online tool at: www.verizonwireless.com/ShareEverything

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Berries and more at annual Burgaw celebration

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The N.C. Blueberry Festival is anticipated to generate $1.5 million this year.

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NC Senate budget proposal heads to committee vote

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Senate Republicans are talking up fiscal restraint in their proposed North Carolina state government budget for next year.

But Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue and an educators’ group say it will mean more layoffs or probably no pay raise for teachers.

Senate GOP leaders prepared Tuesday to debate their $20 billion spending plan before the chamber’s full appropriations committee and take public comments before voting.

The proposal sets aside more money for Medicaid next year than the House but does not restore as many spending cuts for school districts. The Senate does earmark more need-based financial aid for the University of North Carolina system.

The Senate also would require ferry tolls on all coastal routes. The House wants to delay new and higher tolls on five routes for a year.

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

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