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Mandatory pay cut for North Carolina teachers

Gov. Bev. Perdue announced today additional measures to ensure a balanced budget by June 30. All teachers’ and state employees’ compensation will be reduced by an annualized amount equivalent to 0.5 percent for the remainder of the fiscal year. Each employee will receive 10 hours of flexible time off in exchange.

“North Carolina continues to experience […]

By |April 28th, 2009|Raleigh, Schools|3 Comments

Gov. Perdue: N.C. prepared for swine flu

Unless you live in a cave, you are aware of the swine flu that has popped up around the world. In a statement released today, Governor Bev Perdue says North Carolina is prepared if the flu reaches this state. […]

By |April 27th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

Better to burn out than fade away: Oakboro begins a new season of Cruise Ins

Great weather and the season’s first burnout brought around 8,000 people out for the Oakboro Cruise-in and Burnout on Friday. Organizers estimated 400 bright, shiny street rods and classic cars lined the streets and parking lots. The event is always held the fourth Friday of each month and is the largest cruise-in held in a […]

By |April 27th, 2009|Around Town|0 Comments

Matthews first quarter crime rate drops

The total number of crimes committed in Matthews dropped five percent during the first quarter of 2009 when compared to the first quarter of 2008. The number of crimes dropped from 551 to 523.

Violent crime in Matthews remains extremely low (they accounted for 14 of the 523 total crimes reported.) There were no murders or rapes reported during this period. Additionally, larcenies (down 16%), burglaries (down 3%), and auto thefts (down 50%) also declined. […]

By |April 24th, 2009|Matthews, Police|0 Comments