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Archive for July, 2013

Angry educators protest budget at NC capitol

Monday, July 29th, 2013


RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina public school teachers took a beating from this year’s General Assembly session. Now their labor organization is planning a protest to show their unhappiness.

North Carolina Association of Educators vice president Mark Jewell says busloads are coming to Raleigh on Monday to protest budget cuts to public education that are hurting classrooms and kids.

The $21 billion state spending plan for this year offers no raises for teachers, who are among the lowest-paid in the country.

The NCAE is most upset with the $20 million set aside over the next two years for grants to allow low-income public school students move to private schools. The group also is angered by the coming end of job security rights for veteran teachers.

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Cape Fear Blues Festival comes to a close

Monday, July 29th, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Blues lovers came out to The Rusty Nail this afternoon for an all-day jam.

The foot-tapping beats got some out of their lawn chairs to dance the day away.

The concert was free to the public and was the last event of the Cape Fear Blues Festival.

The festival was a weekend long celebration that began Friday.

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HIT AND RUN: Car crashes into Apartment building

Monday, July 29th, 2013

According to New Hanover County dispatch, around 4 Monday morning, a car crashes in Cypress Grove Apartment building and leaves the scene.

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Robbers target unlocked cars, garages

Monday, July 29th, 2013

A number of areas around Wilmington including Airlie Road, Military Cutoff, even Landfall, a gated community, have been hit with theft.

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Dozens stuck in air after Carowinds ride malfunctions

Monday, July 29th, 2013


CHARLOTTE, NC (WSOCTV.com) — Some thrill seekers at Carowinds said they got more than a bird’s eye view of Charlotte after getting buckled into one of the park’s most popular rides: the WindSeeker.

“As soon as we got to the top that was it,” said Pete Suthers.

The WindSeeker at Carowinds is listed as the tallest ride on the park’s website. Suthers was with his daughter and sent Eyewitness News cellphone video when the ride abruptly came to a stop.

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