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First-Round Playoff Soccer Scoreboard

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

First-Round Playoff Soccer Scoreboard

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Crooks stealing items from cemeteries

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

TABOR CITY, NC (WECT) – Many people place cemetery statues and ornaments on the graves of their loved ones. But police in one Columbus county town are investigating stolen items taken from cemetery plots.  According

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Another push to stop gerrymandering in North Carolina

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — There’s another push to change North Carolina’s redistricting laws.

Right now, there are very few competitive districts because Republicans and Democrats can draw such specific lines.

Wednesday night, the bi-partisan North Carolina Coalition for Lobbying and Government Reform talked in Wilmington at the Pearsall Presbyterian Church about copying Iowa’s law that draws lines based on population not politics.

Jane Pinsky, a coalition member, said the way North Carolina does it now creates lazy politicians and disenchanted voters.

“So, that makes people who don’t want to compromise, aren’t interested in pragmatic solutions and aren’t listening to voters. And, voters figure that out and they choose not to vote. And, if voters don’t vote, democracy doesn’t work,” Pinsky said.

Pinsky said she hopes lawmakers will vote on the issue again in the next legislative session. But, she added that it’s ultimately up to voters to push legislators to do so.

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Seahawks blast Belmont Abbey 101-51

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Junior forward Cedrick Williams scored 15 points and pulled down seven rebounds to power UNCW past Belmont Abbey, 101-51, for the team's 25th consecutive exhibition men's basketball victory Wednesday night at Trask Coliseum.

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NC senators take issue on “walk-in” school action

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Some Republican state senators are criticizing activity at a Wake County school next week for a day of action promoted by the North Carolina Association of Educators.

Association members and other educators are promoting a teacher “walk-in” Monday at public schools statewide. They want teachers to walk in together to work and parents and elected officials to visit schools. They also want to meet after school to talk about goals to improve schools.

Senate leader Phil Berger’s office cited a request for volunteers at one Raleigh elementary school to substitute for teachers briefly while they meet as proof of a “politically-motivated one-hour strike.”

NCAE President Rodney Ellis says the substitution may not be the best approach but defended the walk-in and says the group doesn’t support a strike.

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

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