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Archive for August, 2014

NC civilian employee union opposes military cuts

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — A union that represents civilian workers at Fort Bragg is asking the congressional delegation to fight potential budget cuts.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that the American Federation of Government Employees has sent letters to US Rep. Renee Elmers and Sens. Richard Burr and Kay Hagan.

The letters ask the lawmakers to help avoid devastating cuts to the civilian and military workforce at Fort Bragg. It also calls on the lawmakers to fight across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration.

An Army report released earlier this year outlining a worst-case scenario projected Fort Bragg could lose as many as 16,000 students. That report said the region could lose nearly 22,000 jobs. The worst-case scenario could be a loss of $1 billion in the local economy.

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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious.

Liz Somerville of ThisisGrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about.

She suggests thinking about finger foods such as fruit, tomatoes, olives and nuts. It is also a good idea to make food fun like making roll ups and wraps.

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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — As the start to school approaches for our area, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom?

Lincoln Elementary School may be quiet now, but in a few days the halls will be full of curious faces. Third grade teacher Shane Terzaken says though he has a little bit of fear of the unknown, he says he is not alone.

“A lot of kids have this idea of what school is whether it be good or bad,” Mr. Terzaken said. And he hopes he can turn that idea into a positive reality for all of his kids.

“They are still young enough that you can change their perception,” he said, adding that if that perception changes, it could also change the path a student takes in life. Mr. Terzaken said that as students continue their primary education, administrators are inspired by their bright eyes.

“If they enjoy what they are doing now in school, they will continue,” Mr. Terzaken said. “I automatically think of their potential. I think of what they are capable of doing and what they are going to turn into in the future,” he said.

True to form, as the saying goes, it takes a village to raise a child. “You can see it on their face,” Mr. Terzaken said. “Their expression changes. That’s the light bulb. You see the light bulb above their head, and you’re like ‘yes, finally they got it,'” he said.

This third grade teacher knows that it is important to not only get in touch with the kids but the families and have a good collaborative. And that collaborative, he says, has the potential to light up a room.

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Dispatchers: Lightning strike sparks massive fire at St. James home

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A lightning strike sparked a massive fire at a St. James home near the marina there late last night, according to Brunswick County dispatchers.

They say the flames started at the home in the 4000 block of Midshipman Court around 10:45 p.m. Dispatchers say several fire crews responded to the scene, including St. James, Sunny Point, Southport, Bolivia, and Oak Island fire departments.

Dispatchers say no one was hurt in the fire, and do not believe anyone was home when the flames started. We are waiting to hear back from the Brunswick County Fire Marshal for more information.

Stay with WWAY NewsChannel 3 for more on this story as further details come into our newsroom.

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Back to School: Packing Healthy Lunches

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious.

Liz Somerville of thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about.

She suggests thinking about finger foods such as fruit, tomatoes, olives and nuts. It is also a good idea to make food fun like making roll ups and wraps.

For more information go to www.thisisgrub.com

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