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Archive for February, 2013

Wallace woman claims half of lottery jackpot

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Two winning Cash 5 tickets sold within 16-mile radius in Duplin County

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Lacrosse’s rapid local growth has been a true team effort

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Those involved since the sport’s local grassroots beginnings take pride in the foundation they’ve built.

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UNC Chapel Hill chancellor headed to St. Louis

Monday, February 18th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — The chancellor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill says he’s leaving to become provost of Washington University in St. Louis.

Thorp said in an email he was sending Monday to students, faculty and staff that the new job would allow him to teach and do research while serving as chief academic officer of Washington University.

The 48-year-old Thorp announced in September he would step down as chancellor at the end of the academic year. He said he would return to the classroom.

Thorp has been chancellor at UNC for five years. For the past two years, he’s been affected by a sprawling scandal that started with improper benefits for football players and spread to academic fraud in the African and Afro-American Studies Department.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Juneteenth Festival accepts pageant applications

Monday, February 18th, 2013

 

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The first Juneteenth Festival took place in 1995 and continues to grow in size. The festival isn’t until June, but right now young women can begin entering applications for the Juneteenth pageant.

The goal is to encourage and emphasize the importance of community pride, business and dollar turnover, according to organizer Yushonda Midgette-Spriggs. You can get all the details on essay topics and rules when you watch Midgette-Spriggs interview with Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs.

Then check out this site for more Juneteenth information.

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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

Monday, February 18th, 2013

ASHEBORO, NC (AP) — Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor.

McCrory planned to put his signature on a law Monday morning in Asheboro that requires the State Board of Education develop by the fall of 2014 new diplomas that make clear a student is ready for college, ready a vocational career, or both. The bill received final approval from the General Assembly last week.

McCrory was scheduled to visit Randolph Community College’s industrial center for the bill signing. The bill’s primary sponsor is from Randolph County.

The bill also tells the state board to look at ways to make it easier to license vocational and technical teachers.

The new law fits well into McCrory’s campaign platform about public schools preparing students for the work world.

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

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