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Teachers Go Back-To-School Shopping For Free

Pictured: April Crider and Carrie Fields; Photo by SP Murray CHAPEL HILL – Our local teachers got the chance to do some back to school shopping for free Wednesday. The East Chapel Hill Rotary Club hosted the event and passed out vouchers of $75. Teachers stocked up on classroom supplies through out the day. The event will continue Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. The Teacher Supply Store has been open since January 2008. Nearly 2,000 teachers have participated in it. This year, first year novice teachers, pre-k and kindergarten teachers, specialists such as ESL teachers, music, art, PE teachers,...

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Foushee Shares Why She’s Ready For The NC Senate

CHAPEL HILL – State Representative Valerie Foushee’s (Dem.) said Wednesday, following her announcement that she is seeking appointment to N.C. Senate District 23, that her years of experience serving Orange County makes her the right person for the job. To hear the full interview with Foushee, you can listen below: http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Foushee-Web-1.mp3 http://chapelboro.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Foushee-Web-2.mp3 “My service, eight years as a commissioner for the whole of Orange County, is something that I certainly enjoyed. While I have enjoyed serving District 50, I think Senate District 23 is a good fit for me,” Foushee said. Foushee also served as member and Chair of the Chapel...

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Foxx Out, Republican Nomination Wide-Open

Photo courtesy of ThinkProgress.org CHAPEL HILL – U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx (Rep.-Banner Elk) announced Tuesday that she will not run in next year’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Public Policy Polling’s Tom Jensen says that with Foxx out of the mix, the Republican nomination is even more up for grabs than it was before. Jensen says PPP consistently found in their monthly polls that Foxx was the top choice for North Carolina Republicans to challenge incumbent Senator Kay Hagan (Dem.- Greensboro). “I think the key number on our last poll is that 40 percent of Republican voters didn’t know who...

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OC Schools Making Progress In Superintendent Search

ORANGE COUNTY – The search continues for the next superintendent of the Orange County School System. Donna Coffey, Chair of the Board of Education, says Dr. Del Burns was named as the interim superintendent in July. “We needed to give ourselves enough time to get qualified applicants in and go through all of the resumes, look at them, and choose who we wanted to interview,” Coffey says. Burns served as the superintendent for the Wake County Public School System from 2006 to 2010. Coffey says Burns will remain in the position until a permanent hire is found. “Our original...

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Violations Issued For CH Gas Leak

Pictured: Gas Leak Response; Photo by Julie McClintock of the Booker Creek Watershed Alliance CHAPEL HILL – The Family Fare BP gas station and Bishop Construction Company have been cited with five state violations and could face fines up to $25,000 as a result of the gasoline leak on August 2, state officials said. WCHL News obtained a copy of the notice of violations addressed to Marvin Barnes, of gas station owner M.M. Fowler, and William Bishop, of the construction company, Bishop Construction, involved in the gasoline leak. The certified letter, dated August 15, was authored by Danny Smith,...

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