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Archive for September, 2012

Man charged with shooting three horses

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is investigating the shootings of several horses. Officials say three horses, owned by Darnell Kurney, were shot around 4:00 a.m. Friday.

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Family questions if victim died from hit and run, coroner says no

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Earlier this week, troopers in South Carolina ruled the death of Cruz Johnson as a hit and run, but family members believe he died differently.

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NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent

Friday, September 21st, 2012

AP Business Writer

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless.

The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina’s unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month. The national unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in August, down from 8.3 percent the previous month

The jobless data shows more than 450,000 people in North Carolina want to work but don’t have jobs.

The jobs picture has improved significantly over the past year, with nearly 41,000 more people drawing paychecks and 47,000 fewer North Carolinians unemployed since August 2011. The state’s unemployment rate is 1 percentage point lower than a year ago.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Teacher evaluation system now includes common exams

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Students across North Carolina will take more than two dozen new tests this year

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Legends of Tennis improves sports for disabled

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Wilmington, NC (WWAY) — The Legends of Tennis return to Landfall. While they’re sure to put on a great show for fans, the tournament also impacts the community.

Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs interviews a UNCW student with cerebral palsy about a local program that helps him participate in sports. Proceeds from the tournament will help more young adults and kids just like him.

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