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  • Let teens sleep in: expert

     Let teens sleep in: expert
    When even a Sonic Boom alarm — very loud and rigged to shake the bed — couldn't wake Terra Ziporyn Snider's teenage daughter for school, the former Wilmette mother knew there had to be a better way. "My kids suffered hugely. My oldest...
  • Baltimore County's deputy superintendent to leave at the end of school year

    The deputy superintendent for the Baltimore County school system will step down next month, officials confirmed Thursday. Kevin Hobbs, who was brought on by Superintendent Dallas Dance last year, will return to his family in North Carolina, said schools...
  • North Carolina murder suspect arrested in Galax with wife's body in the bed of his truck

    North Carolina murder suspect arrested in Galax with wife's body in the bed of his truck
    A man wanted for killing his wife in Wake County, North Carolina, was arrested in Galax on Wednesday. According to the Galax Police Department, his wife's body was found in the bed of the pickup truck. Galax detectives say he was arrested without...
  • N.C. administrator likely pick for deputy superintendent in Baltimore County

    N.C. administrator likely pick for deputy superintendent in Baltimore County
    Kevin Hobbs, a top administrator in the Wake County, N.C., public schools, appeared on the verge of becoming the new deputy superintendent in Baltimore County schools Tuesday night before the school board voted 6-6 against the appointment because of a...
  • Hairston gave employment contracts to two top aides before retiring

    Hairston gave employment contracts to two top aides before retiring
    Former Baltimore County school superintendent Joe A. Hairston signed employment contracts before he retired with two top aides that would pay them nearly a half-million dollars in severance if his successor fired them when bringing in his own leadership...
  • MetLife Moving 2,600 Workers To North Carolina

    — MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016. An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
  • Seminole’s school integration model wins renewed support

     
      Seminole County's public schools got out of a decades old desegregation battle a few years ago in part by subscribing to “socio-economic integration.” Balancing income levels of students among schools achieves the real goal of desegregation,...
  • ACLU to North Carolina officials: Don't make beggars get permits

     
    Panhandling restrictions: Some local officials in North Carolina want panhandlers to obtain a permit before panhandling. The ACLU is not pleased by such proposals....
  • Bee Swarm Traps Deputy in Patrol Car for 3 Hours

    Bee Swarm Traps Deputy in Patrol Car for 3 Hours
    KNIGHTDALE, NC -- A North Carolina sheriff's deputy was held hostage for three hours in his patrol car Tuesday by a swarm of bees. Wake County Master Deputy Brandon Jenkins was responding to calls of a person possibly being attacked by bees. He found...
  • HOMICIDES IN HAMPTON ROADS FOR 2011

    NEWPORT NEWS Jan. 27 -- Kelly Parsley Jackson (39, Newport News) shot to death in her home on Harrington Road in front of her 9-year-old daughter. Police arrested her husband, Rodney Bolivia Jackson (44, Newport News) and charged him with murder....
  • Paving contractor wanted in Anne Arundel on consumer complaints arrested at South Carolina resort

    A paving contractor wanted by Anne Arundel County police on a warrant charging him with theft for allegedly cheating elderly people in a paving scheme was arrested this week at a South Carolina resort, according to law enforcement authorities. Maj....