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Yesterday | Anson Record

Anson County's unemployment drops 1.1 percent in February

Anson County's unemployment rate took a steep drop in February, down to 7.5 percent, according to a report released Wednesday morning by the North Carolina Department of Commerce's Labor and Economic Analysis Division.

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Related Topix: Anson County, NC, Graham County, NC, Richmond County, NC

Tuesday | Chapel Hill News

Community Fundraisers: April 16.

Vivian Connell, a teacher at Phoenix Academy High School, is raising money to bring the school to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum at the end of May in Washington, D.C. Connell and museum officials are raising money to meet their goal of $20,000 for transportation, lodging and food.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Carrboro, NC

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Chapel Hill News

6 vying to make tough Orange County Schools decisions

Campaign statement: As a professional school counselor I was trained to be a "student advocate."

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Related Topix: Libraries, Winston-Salem State University, Hillsborough, NC, Education Etc., Cedar Grove, NC

Chapel Hill News

Daybook, April 16

Poet CJ Suitt will perform with Will McInerney and Kane Smego at a Sacrificial Poets event focusing on youth issues at 8 p.m. Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, in Swain Hall, Studio 6, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, NC, Carrboro, NC

Chapel Hill News

Auto racing: Oakley wins love Memorial

The two battled side by side from lap 38 to 63 in the 75-lap event before Lawson, the 2012 points champion, faded.

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Related Topix: Timberlake, NC, Rougemont, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Fri Apr 11, 2014

Chapel Hill News

City schools seek full funding, would spare AIG cuts

The board had previously discussed asking for $2.9 million and cutting nearly $1 million, much of it from Academically or Intellectually Gifted instruction, from its proposed spending plan.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Carrboro, NC, Personal Finance, Retirement

Chapel Hill News

Livestock show separates the farmers from the first-timers

So what was Affleck and his buddy, Nestor Juarez, doing leading around little white lambs in a barn high on a hill overlooking farms, silos and fields in Orange County? They, along with about 100 kids ages 5 to 18 from Orange, Durham, Person, Chatham, Wake, Guilford, Alamance and Randolph counties, were competing in the 69th Annual Central Piedmont ... (more)

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Related Topix: Hillsborough, NC

HeraldSun.com

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UNC sophomore Mike Catalano, 19, wears pink high heels as he participates in the "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" event on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at UNC.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Lincoln Times-News

County unemployment rate drops almost 4 points since February '13

Lincoln County saw a substantial drop in its unemployment rate for February 2014, according to the latest figures released by the North Carolina Department of Commerce on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Lincoln County, NC, Graham County, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Thu Apr 10, 2014

News Observer

69th annual Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show & Sale in Orange County

Market Hog judge Ralph Blalock, right, carefully watches the controlled chaos of young livestock herders directing their hogs during judging Wednesday at the 69th annual Central Piedmont Jr. Livestock Show & Sale.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

Independent Weekly

Justin Williams is a gifted singer-songwriter whose personal problems get in his music's way

Justin Williams has a new record out with his band Twelve Thousand Armies, but due to allegations of sexual assault, he's already been dropped from the label that released it.

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Related Topix: Carrboro, NC, Mecklenburg County, NC, Indie

Tue Apr 08, 2014

HeraldSun.com

Livestock show teaches life lessons

Cameron Robert In preparation for the annual Central Piedmont Junior Livestock Show in Orange County, Orange High School is keeping on with tradition by having students from the school groom the livestock.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Hillsborough, NC, Kids

Mon Apr 07, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Community Cares: April 9.

The Horton High School Alumni Association offers scholarships to descendants of Horton High School alumni and attendees who are in high school, college, university or graduate school during the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Related Topix: Duke University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Durham, NC

Chapel Hill News

'Birds Over a Mountain Pass' fused glass landscape by Trudy Thomson

The opening reception for "Leaving Winter, Welcoming Spring," will be held at the Chapel Hill Art Gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. as part of this month's 2nd Friday ArtWalk.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC, Hillsborough, NC

Sat Apr 05, 2014

News Observer

Investigator meets with Crowder in UNC probe

Attorney Brian Vick said Friday his client, Deborah Crowder, met with Kenneth Wainstein on March 19 in a daylong meeting at his firm's Research Triangle Park office.

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Related Topix: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Research Triangle Park, NC

Chapel Hill News

Historic house in Saxapahaw ready for new owners

The Freeman-Boggs-Woody House, circa 1860, sits on a hilltop overlooking the historic mill village of Saxapahaw in Alamance County, just over the Orange County line.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Saxapahaw, NC, Alamance County, NC, Durham, NC

Fri Apr 04, 2014

Chapel Hill News

Youth job-training program looking for new students

Participants must be between 16 and 21 years old and meet income guidelines with at least one of five obstacles for employment, such as being homeless or a runaway, being pregnant or a parent, being a foster child, having a deficiency in basic life skills or being a criminal offender.

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Related Topix: Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill News

Auto racing returns Saturday at Rougemont

ROUGEMONT The weather looks good for Saturday's Orange Blossom Special – the kickoff of the 2014 season at Orange County Speedway, track director Terry Deal says.

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Related Topix: Rougemont, NC, Chapel Hill, NC

Chapel Hill News

Alamance County teen killed, another injured in crash

Desmond Piccini, 16, of Mebane, was driving his 1989 Ford Mustang east on Lebanon Road near Mill Creek Road around 3 p.m. when the car veered onto the road's eastbound shoulder, State Highway Patrol Trooper Michael Baker reported.

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Related Topix: Alamance County, NC, Mebane, NC, Graham, NC, Alamance, NC

Thu Apr 03, 2014

ABC11

Teen killed in Orange County crash

Troopers said 16-year-old Desmond Piccini of Mebane was driving a 1989 Ford Mustang east on Lebanon Rd. when the car travelled onto the eastbound shoulder.

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Related Topix: Mebane, NC, Graham, NC

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