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Archive for September, 2012

NC high school wrestler dies after workout

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

LAURINBURG, NC (AP) — A Scotland High School student has died after he collapsed during a wrestling workout.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that 17-year-old Tavarius Hall was doing early offseason conditioning for wrestling after school when he went into cardiac arrest Monday.

Scotland County schools spokesman Andy Cagle said Hall started experiencing distress at practice and the school’s athletic trainer was called. Cagle says that’s when Hall stopped breathing.

Mike Edge with Scotland County Emergency Services says bystanders were performing CPR when an ambulance arrived. Hall was taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital where he died.

Cagle said 10 counselors were at the school Tuesday working with students who need help grieving.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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TRUCK-a-ROO to debut in Downtown Wilmington

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Pipeline Event Management and Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) are proud to present TRUCK-a-ROO, an inaugural downtown food truck cook-off featuring regional foods and regional brews. The event will take place on November 3, 2012 from 4:00pm to 8:00pm at Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington, NC.

With the purchase of a Ballot Card, individuals will have the opportunity to sample a savory selection from each of the trucks and cast their vote for the ‘Best in Show.’ Admission to the event will be free of charge, and regional craft brews and wine will be available for purchase. Local bands Groove Fetish, Fred Flynn & Wes Sayer and Jesse Stockton & Dead Sparrow will provide entertainment throughout the evening.

“Food trucks are a growing trend both in our local community and nationwide. We’re so excited to partner with WDI on this event and help raise funds for their organization. We look forward to bringing more people downtown on November 3rd,” says Blair Walton from Pipeline Event Management.

Pipeline Event Management is the premier event specialist company in Wilmington, NC. Founded in 2010 by local entrepreneurs Chris Lee and Blair Walton, Pipeline coordinates and manages primarily musical events and provides security, hospitality, logistical support and oversight specific to each venue.

For more information on TRUCK-a-ROO, please visit www.truck-a-roo.com or facebook.com/truckaroo

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Marine posts bond, admitted to a Naval Hospital

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Court records show a marine accused of attacking a cab driver earlier this month was due in court in Onslow County for charges of felony assault inflicting serious bodily injury.

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Non-profit PTA sues for-profit rival

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — The nonprofit PTA is suing a for-profit rival amid a decades-long slide in membership.

The National Parent Teacher Association filed a lawsuit against PTO Today on Wednesday in US District Court in Chicago. The suit accuses the upstart of trademark infringement and denigrating the established group in a bid to siphon off members.

The Chicago-based PTA boasted 12 million members in its heyday in the ’60s. But it has seen its ranks dwindle to less than half that. PTO Today put itself on a collision course with the PTA by setting itself up as an alternative.

The lawsuit also names the parent company of PTO Today, School Family Media Inc.

PTO founder Tim Sullivan says he doesn’t “know a single thing” his group is doing to break the law.

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

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Brunswick’s campus mosquito cops

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Larry Smith felt it was time to take a proactive approach to reducing the mosquito swarms

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