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Archive for December, 2012

Murder victim’s funeral today

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Family and friends today will say goodbye to a young man shot and killed in Wilmington last week.

A funeral for Joshua Proutey, 19, is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Cleveland Community Church in Clayton. The family will receive friends from noon until 3 p.m. at the church prior to the service.

Proutey was shot and killed outside the Community Arts Center downtown Thursday night. Police have arrested for people in connection to the murder.

Proutey will be buried Saturday in Bainbridge, NY.

Memorial contributions may be made to:

Power Alley Ministries
2853A Jones Franklin Road
Raleigh, NC 27606
ATTN: Josh Proutey Memorials.

Memorial contributions will benefit Guatemalan missions.

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Area parents reach out to board on school safety

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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Development blueprint in the works for Wilmington

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Early next year, 15 residents will start working on a plan that will form development policy within the city of Wilmington.

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President Obama is Time’s ‘Person of the Year’

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama has been named Time’s “Person of the Year” for 2012.

The short list for the honor included Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenager who was shot in the head for advocating for girls’ education.

It also included Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi, Apple CEO Tim Cook and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati.

Obama also received the honor in 2008, when he was President-elect.

Last year, “The Protester” got the honor.

Time’s “Person of the Year” is the person or thing that has most influenced the culture and the news during the past year for good or for ill. In 2010, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg received the honor.

Other previous winners have included Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Bono and President George W. Bush.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC workers want voice in compensation study

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State workers and their advocates say the employees deserve a voice in a study that legislators are planning of North Carolina’s compensation plans.

Some workers will hold a news conference Wednesday at the General Assembly building to demand that the study include public hearings where workers and constituents can comment. The workers will be joined by members UE Local 105 and supporters from the N.C. Justice Center and the N.C. Student Power Union.

Larsene Taylor is a health care technician at Cherry Hospital in Goldsboro and vice president of UE 150. She says state workers already can’t support their families on their low wages.

Legislators plan a study of state workers’ compensation plans, including personnel protections, career status and longevity pay.

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

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