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Archive for September, 2014

NEW DETAILS: Reports of indecent liberties at address of former Leland officer

Friday, September 19th, 2014

New details have emerged in a case against a former Leland police officer who will be charged with attempted murder after allegedly firing a gun at police during a high speed chase through Brunswick County ending in Myrtle Beach earlier this week.

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Men arrested after officers find marijuana, heroin thrown from vehicle

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department arrested three men just after 11 p.m. Thursday after they found heroin and marijuana thrown from a vehicle.

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Forest promotes NC ‘I Support Teachers’ plate

Friday, September 19th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Lt. Gov. Dan Forest says the public can help boost North Carolina public school teacher compensation in the long run by requesting a specialty license plate authorized by the General Assembly this year.

Forest joined legislators and other state officials Thursday at three Piedmont locations in promoting the new “I Support Teachers” plate. Proceeds derived from an additional annual fee for the plate will go into a new North Carolina Education Endowment that will be used to improve teacher pay based directly on student achievement.

The plate can’t be printed until 500 applications are received. Forest’s office is collecting those initial applications.

The endowment also can be funded through state appropriations, designated income tax refunds and other donations.

Forest promoted the endowment idea as this year’s legislative session began.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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NC checks August joblessness, US conditions better

Friday, September 19th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A new snapshot of North Carolina’s most-watched economic indicator is being revealed.

The state Commerce Department on Friday releases data on the state unemployment rate in August.

North Carolina’s jobless rate has been flat for three months and at 6.5 percent in July was slightly higher than the national average.

The combination of those with jobs or looking for work in North Carolina fell in July. That’s a trend that has been underway for years and a sign raising questions about whether hiring is improving since workers who fall off unemployment rolls despite lacking jobs are no longer counted.

The national unemployment rate dropped in August to 6.2 percent, but only because some of those out of work gave up looking.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’: UNCW students rally against police brutality

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Hands up, don't shoot. That was the message and the hashtag used by more than 50 students and staff at UNC Wilmington.

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