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Monthly Archives: August 2011

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    Aug
    29

    NC State Dean Sparks Controversy with Mao Reference in Student Email

    Posted in Education By Neal Inman | Tagged

    The College Fix is reporting that NC State’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Jeffrey Braden is coming under fire for a controversial passage in an email to students: “Finally, a bit of advice. The friends you make in college will be your friends for life, and will influence what you do and how you think […]

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    29

    Economic Woes Lead to Record Joblessness Among Young Adults

    Posted in Economics By Neal Inman | Tagged

    While some sectors of the economy begin to inch towards recovery, the 2008 financial crisis continues to negatively impact employment prospects for the Millennial generation. This lack of employment opportunity may negatively impact the ability of these citizens to pay for the crushing levels of debt caused by past and current administration. July unemployment data released by the Bureau of […]

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    Aug
    29

    Former ABC Director Convicted

    Posted in Politicians & Politicking By Bob Luebke | Tagged , ,

    Last week The Star News Online reported Billy Williams, former chief of the New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) Board, was convicted of felony charges for submitting a false invoice for more than $43,000 to the ABC board.  Williams claimed the money was for paving one of the agency's stores. He was ordered to […]

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    Aug
    24

    NC's Job Growth Continues to Lag Behind National, and Regional Trends

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , , ,

    In contrast to Gov. Perdue's repeated touting of North Carolina's stellar business climate, a new report is out showing that North Carolina ranked a disappointing 37th in job growth over the past year. North Carolina has added a net of 4,400 jobs during the past year, ranking the Tar Heel State No. 37 among the […]

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    Aug
    23

    Another Money Pit for Wilmington?

    Posted in Economics By Brian Balfour | Tagged , ,

    Courtesy of the Wilmington Watcher blog, reports have surfaced that city and county elected officials are seriously considering raising taxes to fund a minor-league baseball stadium. WECT is reporting that an email they uncovered reveals that city and county officials have been courting a minor league baseball team conglomerate, Mandalay Entertainment for at least a […]

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