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Gamble with the NC Lottery for a chance to do some real gambling in Vegas

Flop, turn and river—NCEL players can now try their hand and get a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas. The World Series of Poker along with two other scratch-off games—5 Times Lucky and Easy 10—will be in stores starting Tuesday, July 14.

The World Series of Poker is a $5 scratch-off game with three 2nd chance drawings featuring a grand prize in each drawing of one World Series of Poker trip package for two to Las Vegas. The trips include four nights and five days deluxe hotel accommodations; roundtrip airfare; $500 spending money; and one seat at the 2010 World Series of Poker main event. […]

By |July 13th, 2009|Raleigh|0 Comments

The Four Mile Creek Greenway soon to be a reality

The Four Mile Creek Greenway will soon be a reality in Matthews following approval of a unique financial agreement between the Town of Matthews and Mecklenburg County.

“We want to extend our appreciation to the Mecklenburg County Board of Commissioners for agreeing to this unique financial partnership. By cooperatively working together the people of Matthews and Mecklenburg County will soon be able to enjoy a greenway while capitalizing on a favorable building climate. It is a win-win for all of us,” said Matthews Mayor Lee Myers. […]

By |July 13th, 2009|Matthews|1 Comment

Homeschooled children benefit from kitchen table wisdom

by foreversouls
Nationwide, 1.5 million schoolchildren are acquiring their own kind of kitchen table wisdom. Federal data show a record number of American children have joined the ranks of the homeschooled, foregoing bus rides and backpacks for an unencumbered amble down the stairs.
As they study English literature and math algorithms at the kitchen table, these children are proof positive of the richness of educational freedom. The latest numbers — from spring 2007 — were published this June in the U.S. Department of Educations annual report, The Condition of Education. The data reveal a marked shift in the way American children are educated: between 1999 and 2007, homeschooled students nearly doubled in number.
In North Carolina, homeschooling has grown even faster. State figures show the number of homeschooled students more than tripled between 1999 and 2007-08. […]

By |July 13th, 2009|Schools|0 Comments