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Archive for September, 2012

Faculty to ask Thorp to stay UNC-CH chancellor

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — Professors at North Carolina’s flagship public university are trying to sway Chancellor Holden Thorp to change his mind about resigning in the face of multiple scandals.

Faculty leaders at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill called a special meeting Tuesday for professors. They hope a resolution from the entire faculty might persuade Thorp from resigning next June and return to teaching chemistry.

About a dozen faculty leaders approved a statement saying Thorp’s accomplishments have been overlooked in leading the campus through the state’s financial troubles and other areas.

Thorp is dealing with multiple scandals from football players accepting gifts, to no-show classes, to fundraisers traveling for personal reasons using donated money.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported reports that Thorp traveled on some questioned flights.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Body found on I-40 in Winston-Salem

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A decomposing body has been found in woods next to Interstate 40 in Winston-Salem.

Two men working on a broken down vehicle found the body around 1 p.m. Monday.

Detectives don’t know if foul play was involved in the death. Investigators think the body is that of a male but are awaiting confirmation from an autopsy because of the advanced state of decomposition.

The autopsy is being performed at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Winston-Salem police Lt. Rob Cozart says investigators are not sure how long the body had been at the scene.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Home builder confidence highest in six years

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Home builder confidence rose for a fifth consecutive month in September

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Third-party groups unveil new ads in NC gov’s race

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Third-party groups are running new television ads in the North Carolina governor’s race that seek to question Democrat Walter Dalton on taxes and Republican Pat McCrory on his work history.

North Carolina Citizens for Progress and the Republican Governors Association confirmed they rolled out separate television commercials Tuesday.

NC Citizens for Progress says its ad is running in every television market except Charlotte. It alleges McCrory hasn’t come clean with the public by refusing to release his tax returns and failing to give more details about his work at a Charlotte law firm.

The Republican Governors Association labels its ad a “major statewide buy” that sticks to its earlier commercials by attempting to link Dalton to outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue by accusing them both of supporting higher taxes.

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

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Wilmington to mark International Day of Peace

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Wilmington will have events Friday as part of the International Day of Peace, which is held annually.

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