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Archive for March, 2013

New shop in Wilmington selling wine ice cream

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Fermental, a beer and wine store that recently opened on Market Street in Ogden, is selling adult ice cream. Because of its alcohol content, you have to be 21 to buy it.

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Man charged with trafficking ecstasy in Brunswick

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Thomas Michael Price, 20, of Charlotte, faces charges of drug possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of trafficking.

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Kitchen Scoop: Easy zesty potatoes

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It might be March, but it sure doesn’t feel like spring outside. And as much as we love french fries, we know we’ll be on the beach before we know it.

Not to worry though, Alicia Ross has an easy zesty potato recipe with all the good without all the fat in our Kitchen Scoop.

25 minutes

Recipe Directions

2 medium Russet potatoes, washed and scrubbed
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon sodium free lemon pepper seasoning*
1/4 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
ketchup for serving, if desired

1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Slice the potatoes length-wise into 12
wedges each. Toss the potatoes in a medium bowl with oil and
lemon-pepper seasoning, salt and garlic. Spread onto a baking sheet in a
single layer, using a rubber spatula to scrape any extra oil or
seasoning from sides of bowl to add to the potatoes.

2. Roast for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once during the baking time or
until lightly browned and crispy on the outside.

3. Serve immediately with ketchup, if desired.

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Officers CPR efforts on shooting victim typical of stress police face

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Policing a modern world punctuated with spasms of violence is a demanding job, one that can exact a toll on the individual.

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Governor McCory’s budget cuts have teacher assistants fighting for their jobs

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Teacher assistants around the state are fighting to keep their jobs after Governor Pat McCrory announced cutting jobs in his budget plan.

More than 3,000 teacher assistants could be impacted if McCrory’s plan passes.

North Carolina’s teacher assistant of the year William Johnston says TA’s play a big part of a child’s education. Johnston, a TA at Booker T. Washington Primary School in Clarkton, says they are there for the kids, and if their jobs are cut, the greatest impact will be on the children. He says with the job a teacher has today, they do not have the time to give extra attention to the students. “That’s where we come in. We work with the teacher in a partnership to help make sure that that child succeeds. To work with the low performing students, in order to help move them to proficiency. To take the middle ones and keep them moving forward, and also take our high ones and move them in the direction,” Johnston said.

Governor McCrory’s plan would add 5,000 slots for at-risk children in the state’s pre-kindergarten program. Although the Governor’s proposed budget would take away 3,000 TA jobs, it would add almost 2,000 full-time teaching positions. The plan would cut funding for teacher assistants except for in kindergarten and the first grade.

Johnston thinks if these cuts go into effect we will see a drop in test scores over time. “I think it’s important to help children in kindergarten and especially through the third grade to help establish an educational foundation for them to build on to continue to grow and go forth,” Johnston said.

Johnston wants legislators to know the value of teacher assistants. He thinks people should speak out to let them know how important TA’s are.

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