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Archive for July, 2013

Parents testify in trial on Pitt County schools

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) – The parents of current or former Pitt County Schools students say their children succeeded in school despite what they said was racial discrimination by teachers and administrators.

The Daily Reflector reports (http://bit.ly/12nq6Bn) the four parents testified Thursday in a trial the school system hopes will prove it treats all students equally regardless of race. The attorney for the school system rested his case on Wednesday.

Lawyers for the Pitt County Coalition to Educate Black Children began their arguments Thursday. The coalition maintains that the school system needs to do more to ensure equal numbers of black and white students attend the county’s schools.

Both sides are expected to present their closing arguments on Friday.


Information from: The Daily Reflector, http://www.reflector.com

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC lawmakers allow new abortion regulations

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Republican lawmakers are approving new North Carolina abortion rules that supporters say would make the procedure safer for women.

Opponents say they’re aimed at restricting the ability of women to decide.

The Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to granting the state Department of Health and Human Services the authority to come up with rules to regulate abortion clinics with the same standards as outpatient surgery centers. The health agency is cautioned against “unduly restricting access.”

Abortion-rights groups say that could force them into costly changes or risk being shut down.

The debate over the new rules has led to weeks of protests and arrests. Groups supporting abortion rights are trying to pressure GOP Gov. Pat McCrory to veto the measure.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Crews battle fire in Southport

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — WWAY has confirmed a large fire in Southport. Brunswick county Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano says the fire behind the cinemas on Long Beach Road is large and several area fire departments are currently fighting the flames.

We have a crew on the way.

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South Brunswick High School teacher arrested for animal cruelty

Thursday, July 25th, 2013


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A South Brunswick High School teacher is on administrative leave after being accused of not providing enough sustenance for poultry and turkeys used for educational research.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Animal Protective Services arrested Beke M. Lindsay, 61, of Southport. She’s charged with three counts of cruelty to animals but was released on $500 unsecured bond.

Lindsay has worked as an agriculture teacher for Brunswick County Schools since September of 2009. In a news release, the Brunswick County Schools superintendent Edward Pruden said the school is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office in its investigation. He added that animal cruelty is an “aberration” that “will not be repeated.”

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Tropical Storm Dorian: system holding together as it pushes through the Atlantic

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Tropical Storm Dorian tracks westward through the Atlantic.

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