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Archive for July, 2012

New Hanover News & Notes – Eagle Scout; Senate pages

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

A Court of Honor was held at Wesleyan Chapel United Methodist Church on March 16 by BSA Troop 734 to award Jordan Nathaniel Lee the rank of Eagle Scout.

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School Board approves budget, staff raises

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County School Board passed a budget for the 2012-2013 school year. The new budget totals more than 220 million dollars.

It was waiting legislative approval to give more money back to local school districts.

The new budget will replace some things lost to tight financial times, including a 1.2 percent raise for teachers and staff.

“They’ll be very happy to see that raise, now it’s not what they were looking for but considering no raise for four years it’s a start. They have had to deal with larger class sizes, fewer supplies so I am glad that the legislators recognized their needs.” Dr Markely said.

Dr Markley credits the school board and county commissioners with helping keep costs down the past few years.

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Students video game triumphs in national challenge

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Thirteen-year-old Connor Holden, a Hampstead resident and Topsail Middle School student, recently won a national contest for the video game he designed that promotes world peace.

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Number of predators find jellyfish yummy

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Question: Does anything eat jellyfish?

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NC animal control officials recapture macaque

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012


WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) – Animal control officers have captured a macaque more than a week after it escaped from the Wake Forest Primate Center.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the macaque was captured Tuesday afternoon in Davidson County near the Forsyth County line. It escaped from the primate center on June 29.

Lexington Animal Control shot the animal with a tranquilizer dart.

The university uses monkeys for medical testing of some of the major causes of death in the U.S. The 16-year-old macaque has spent her life breeding at the center.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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