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Archive for September, 2012

NC SAT scores decline again as more take exam

Monday, September 24th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP)– North Carolina’s average combined score on the SAT college-entrance exam fell again in 2012.

The state Department of Public Instruction said Monday that average scores on each of the three sections fell by two points compared to 2011. Critical reading scores dropped to 491, math scores fell to 506 and writing dropped to 472.

Nationally, average scores on the critical reading fell one point to 496 and scores in the writing sections fell one point to 488. Math scores remained steady at 514. The maximum score on each section is 800.

The number of students taking Advanced Placement exams increased 7.8 percent and the number of scores high enough to get college credit increased 7.2 percent.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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All tickets to see Magic Johnson given away within 2 hours

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Tickets to see Magic Johnson speak at UNCW this fall were available starting at 9:00 a.m. Monday. Within two hours, all of the tickets had been given away.

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Former Boiling Spring Lakes police chief doesn’t show up for court

Monday, September 24th, 2012

The Ballrees were expected in court Monday morning, but only one of them showed up.

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What’s going around: Doctors have seen confirmed flu cases

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Health experts say flu seasons are unpredictable and recommend the vaccine for anyone over six months old. The flu season typically starts in October, but doctors at Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington and Hampstead have already seen a few confirmed cases of the flu this year.

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Former DA Gore gets December court date

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Rex Gore and Elaine Kelley, a former assistant district attorney, are scheduled to appear in court Dec. 17

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