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Archive for October, 2012

NC school district accused in sex abuse lawsuit

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A North Carolina school district is being sued by the family of an elementary school girl who was sexually molested by a teacher.

The lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Asheville accuses Burke County Public Schools of failing to protect the 8-year-old girl and dozens of others. Fifty-four-year-old Michael Alexander is serving 50 years in prison in the international child pornography case.

Alexander was the 8-year-old girl’s teacher at Hildebran Elementary School. The lawsuit says Alexander was allowed to excuse girls from school activities. Then he sexually abused them in classrooms and posted the videos. The lawsuit said 50 girls could have been victims.

The pornography was discovered this year after an international police organization found online photos of young girls wearing Hildebran T-shirts.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Belville votes not to fund removal of parks dead trees

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Olde Towne Community Association is going to have to chop down about 40 trees without assistance from the town of Belville.

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Goat prank keeps NC field closed another week

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

SHELBY, N.C. (AP) – The football field at a Cleveland County high school will be off limits for at least another week after goats caused a mess Friday in a prank that raised sanitation concerns.

The Shelby Star reports (http://bit.ly/SjBQev ) that Wednesday’s soccer game and Thursday’s junior varsity football game have both been moved to Shelby High School.

Burns Principal Aaron Allen expects the football field to be ready by the end of next week, when it’s possible the Bulldogs would host a home playoff game.

About a dozen goats were released in the stadium last week, forcing a football game against Rutherfordton-Spindale Central to be moved as a health precuation due to more than 100 recent E. coli cases linked to animals at the Cleveland County Fair.

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Information from: The Shelby Star, http://www.shelbystar.com

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

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Expanded recall raises questions about additional injectable drugs

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Hospitals were notifying hundreds of patients this week as the FDA expanded the recall of some medications.

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New Hanover News & Notes – Essay contest; Food Day Wilmington; signature dish

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Cape Fear River Watch is holding a scholarship essay contest for all North Carolina high school seniors.

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