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Archive for December, 2012

Student jailed in threat hoax at Ashley HS

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

A Wilmington school fell victim to a hoax this week when rumors swirled about an impending threat slated for Friday.

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NC Supreme Court says no to sweepstakes halls

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s video sweepstakes halls could be closed soon after the state’s highest court refused a request from industry officials to delay those closings while they appeal to the US Supreme Court.

The state Supreme Court on Wednesday denied the request from the sweepstakes game industry to delay last week’s decision that sweepstakes halls are gambling operations. The refusal could shut down hundreds of businesses across North Carolina.

Industry officials say they don’t expect the order to be enforced for 20 days, when it becomes final. In the meantime, its attorneys say they’ll continue their fight through the courts with further appeals.

The industry had sought a few weeks to see if the US Supreme Court would consider its claim of free-speech protections.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Thalian Association to offer grief forum following tragic death

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

The Thalian Association and counselors from New Hanover County Schools will offer an open forum on grief and loss Friday, Dec. 21, according to a news release.

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Belmont Abbey wins order in health care lawsuit

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

GASTONIA, NC (AP) — A Roman Catholic college in Gaston County says it’s happy with a ruling by a federal appeals court on its challenge of rules that could require the school to provide free contraceptives to employees.

Belmont Abbey College President William Thierfelder says Tuesday’s decision is an early Christmas present.

Belmont Abbey sued the federal government over the Affordable Care Act requirement that employers must provide free contraceptives in their employee insurance plans.

A three-judge U.S. District Court panel in Washington, D.C., has ordered the federal government to re-write the law so it does not force religious institutions to offer contraceptives.

The challenge said the law would require the school to act contrary to church teachings.

The court gave the government until March 31 to develop new rules for religious organizations.

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

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UPDATE: Ashley High student charged for making threats of violence

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

School officials in New Hanover County have taken action against a student who started rumors earlier this week about violence that was to happen Friday at Eugene Ashley High School.

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