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Archive for August, 2013

NCHSAA 100 Female Athletes to remember

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

As part of the celebration of the centennial of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, the NCHSAA has released the third list of its “100 To Remember” series.

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Data system transfer slows high school schedules

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Home Base, a new student information database, was rolled out across the state earlier this year

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Tabor City chamber president charged with assault in South Carolina

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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TABOR CITY, NC (FAYOBSERVER.COM) — The president of the Greater Tabor City Chamber of Commerce was arrested Tuesday on misdemeanor assault charges in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., according to police reports.

Connie Francis Gablehouse, 44, was charged with misdemeanor assault and battery in the third degree in an Aug. 3 incident.

The victim said she was punched, slapped and pushed by her attacker.

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Officials conduct compliance checks at sex offenders’ homes

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Law enforcement officials performed unannounced compliance checks Tuesday at the homes of more than 60 sex offenders, according to Cpt. Hester with the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.

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NC state elections chairman preaches respect

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

CARY, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s new top election official wants county election board members to work as colleagues and not political rivals after recent dust-ups have led to allegations of partisanship and voter suppression.

State Board of Elections Chairman Josh Howard addressed several hundred county board members, elections directors and staff Wednesday at a training seminar in Cary. The state board and all 100 county boards have Republican majorities because GOP Gov. Pat McCrory was elected.

Democrats and civil rights groups say they’re outraged after actions by Republican elections board members in Pasquotank and Watauga counties last week could make it harder for college students to vote.

The state board is likely to hear appeals. Howard said later he does not want the state board imposing its will on local boards.

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

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