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Archive for February, 2013

Commissioner seeks public input on recent sewer decision

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Jonathan Barfield asked for input on the board’s rejection of a plan to remove septic tanks in two neighborhoods.

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Caravan supporting Filipino workers stopping in NC

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

CHAPEL HILL, NC (AP) — A national caravan traveling from New York to New Orleans in supports of Filipino migrant workers who have died or suffered injuries while working for Grand Isle Shipyard will stop in Chapel Hill.

Several groups supporting the workers will hold a news conference Wednesday at an Exxon gas station on Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill. Those groups include the Southern Workers Assembly, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee and the Justice for Grand Isle Shipyard Filipino Workers Campaign.

Three Filipino migrant workers were killed in an oil rig explosion in November and others were injured. Their advocates say the workers survived difficult conditions on the rig before the explosion.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Pender officials delay vote on SROs in elementary schools

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

The board did not vote on the seven SROs to be placed in the elementary schools Tuesday night.

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NC museum to display Ann McCrory’s inaugural gown

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is turning over her inaugural gown to the NC Museum of History, which will include it in an exhibition about governors and their spouses.

Ann McCrory’s gown will be on display Wednesday evening during an event for History Museum associates. After that, it will be featured in the exhibit “Leading the State: North Carolina’s Governors,” which ends April 28.

During the event Wednesday, Gov. Pat McCrory will speak briefly with the NC Museum of History Benefactors Circle and the Gold Quill Society.

The museum has presented an exhibit to coincide with the inauguration of each governor since 1957 except for 1993, when the museum was moving.

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WEATHER: A dry couple of days, before a wet weekend

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Clearer and cooler conditions are expected throughout the day today with high temperatures peaking in the mid 50s under mostly sunny skies. Light winds will help to keep things

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