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Archive for December, 2012

NC father accused of breaking 3-month-old’s leg

Friday, December 21st, 2012

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) – An Arden father is facing a felony child abuse charge after police say he fractured his 3-month-old child’s leg.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/12s3Q6f ) that 35-year-old Trevor Warren Ridge was charged by the Buncombe County sheriff’s office Wednesday with intentional child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury.

A warrant says Ridge assaulted the baby on Dec. 14 causing a “spiral femur fracture.” Investigators said a doctor who examined the child determined the fracture was caused after the leg was twisted.

Ridge is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility under a $10,000 bond. It isn’t known whether Ridge has an attorney.

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Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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New Hanover News & Notes – Street Turkey results; flotilla winners; parade winners

Friday, December 21st, 2012

All food and money went to Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington.

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Compensation coming? Sterilization victims could get paid in 2013

Friday, December 21st, 2012

There's a new push in the state to compensate those who were sterilized against their will as part of the North Carolina Eugenics Program.

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CFCC students on path to success

Friday, December 21st, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — What’s better than graduating from college? Many students at Cape Fear Community College say it’s having a job when you’re finished.

At the age of 16, Ciera Alley was a high school drop out. Thursday night the life of the mother of two changed forever when she received both her GED and her college degree.

“It was really great to be able to do both of them at the same time and study at the same time and do everything at once and just kind of get it over with and now I can go out and get a job immediately so it’s a lot easier,” says Ciera Alley.

In a time of economic uncertainty graduates from the Cape Fear Community College nurses aide program are continuing a staggering trend with over 97% of graduates finding a job upon completing the coursework.

“The demand for nursing assistants is extremely high in nursing homes, doctors offices, and the hospital so they have an excellent employment rate,” says program coordinator Claudina McLiverty.

Both instructors and students say what sets the program apart is the rigorous hands-on clinical training that sets the program apart and prepares students for the real world.

“It’s great because not only do you get the teaching that you need but you get the hands on,” says Alley. “You get to work at a nursing home with actual patients so you don’t get thrown out into the field scared to death. You know what you’re getting into and it’s really great. You just get to go out there and get the job, make the money, and do what you need to do and it’s amazing.”

The C.N.A. program runs for 17 weeks with classes twice a week and costs under $475.

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Wave Transit OKs rate hike to keep Sunday service

Friday, December 21st, 2012

In lieu of cutting Sunday service, the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority unanimously approved a fare increase from $1.50 to $2.

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