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Archive for October, 2013

NC educators oppose law ending job protections

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Some public school teachers and school administrators are pushing back against a new North Carolina law that eliminates job protections for educators.

State legislators this summer approved phasing out teacher tenure beginning next year. A new law tells school districts to pick the teachers who rank in the top 25 percent for effectiveness and offer them four-year contracts in exchange for bonuses totaling $5,000.

Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden said Monday the bonuses open the door to lawsuits. He says administrators have no objective way to rank teachers, and those left out of the money could challenge any decisions.

The largest labor association representing the state’s 90,000 teachers is planning to file a lawsuit aiming to reverse the end of tenure rights.

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Man charged after falling through roof of Harris Teeter to get to pharmacy

Monday, October 21st, 2013

A 22-year-old is behind bars after authorities with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office say he hid in a ceiling and broke into a grocery store's pharmacy.

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Smart parking meters could replace older models downtown

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Next time you’re in downtown Wilmington, you may be able to use plastic to pay at a parking meter.

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ECU athlete named offensive player-of-the-week

Monday, October 21st, 2013

East Carolina junior Justin Hardy has been named Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Week after catching 10 passes for 126 yards (all in the first half) in the Pirates' 55-14 win over Southern Miss.

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Man charged with breaking into Harris Teeter pharmacy

Monday, October 21st, 2013

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — One man is charged with breaking and entering after New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputies found him in the pharmacy at the Harris Teeter at 5920 Carolina Beach Road.

Investigators say Gary White entered a janitorial room next to the pharmacy around 4 a.m. Monday morning.

They say he climbed a shelf and removed a ceiling tile to get into the pharmacy.

That’s when they say White grabbed bottles of hydrocodone as a security alarm sounded.

When deputies arrived to investigate, they found the 22-year-old and arrested him for breaking and entering.

White is also charged with larceny after B&E, trafficking in opium, and possession of schedule III.


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