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BRIDGE UPGRADES Groundbreaking ceremony kicks off Yadkin River bridge work BY DARRICK IGNASIAK ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
DAVIDSON COUNTY – Davidson County Board of Commissioners Chairman Max Walser called Wednesday’s groundbreaking for the Interstate 85 bridge over the Yadkin River a “historic event.” “It’s been a long, long road,” he said of the process to get the bridge replaced. Walser was joined by N.C. Gov. Bev Perdue and other local and state officials for a ceremony about a mile from the bridge. The $136 million project includes widening nearly 3.5 miles of the interstate and replacing eight bridges, including the bridges over the Yadkin. “This highway is a major economic artery for North Carolina,” Perdue said. “None of us could afford for anything bad to happen on this road or this bridge.” According to the N.C. Department of Transportation, more than 60,000 vehicles cross the bridge every day. That number is expected to grow to 112,000 vehicles per day by 2015. The bridge, which dates back to the era of President Dwight Eisenhower, has previously been ranked as one of the worst bridges in
Dale L. Hughes of the Silver Valley Civitan Club in Davidson County received the Honor Key Award from the North Carolina District West Civitan. The award is the highest recognition presented by the district.
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Gov. Beverly Perdue and Max Walser, Davidson County commissioner, talk at Wednesday’s event. the state by AAA Carolinas. Built in the 1950s, the bridge shows visible signs of aging and has a lifespan that ends this year. “I have been riding over this bridge for years since we moved to North Carolina,” Perdue said. “I’m the first to tell you every time I come across it, I pray that
it’s not my car or any of the cars in North Carolina. It’s been dangerous.” Pat Ivey, division engineer out of the DOT office in Winston-Salem, said the entire project should be completed by January 2013. “Traffic will actually be placed on the bridge probably before that,” he said,
adding there should be no detours. “We designed this project so that we can keep two lanes in each direction for the majority of this,” he said. “There may be some very short lane closures when we are moving traffic and stuff, but overall two lanes in each direction
through the entire duration.” Flatiron-Lane, a joint venture of Flatiron Constructors Inc. and the Lane Construction Corp., has been awarded contracts for the construction of the bridge.
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Lexington plate agency to reopen soon BY PAM HAYNES ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
LEXINGTON – The sole license plate agency in Lexington will reopen next week in a new location after it closed last spring. Becky Klass has been hired as the contractor for the agency. She said it will reopen on Oct. 5 at 27 Plaza Parkway in the space formerly occupied by Radio
Shack. Standard hours of operation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The agency was closed April 9 when the previous contractor and some employees were arrested for filing false information regarding motor vehicle applications. Marge Howell, spokesperson for the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles, said a yearlong investigation occurred
before the arrests were made. The DMV advertised the job opening for a two-week period from May to June, and Klass was selected from a pool of 39 applicants for the position, Howell said. Klass, a member of the Lexington City Council, said the agency will have five full-time employees. She said she decided to move the office to “make a fresh start,”
and because the 2,000-square-foot space is larger than the last location. “Some have told me they’re glad that I had it moved,” she said by phone from Raleigh on Wednesday, where she and the employees were undergoing training to run the agency. “They say it’s in a more central location. They’re
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Soggy days Teacher Chann Doak (left) and Ayanna Barthell walk into school at Johnson Street Elementary in the rain early Wednesday.
HIGH POINT – It started with some water leaks this week. Shadybrook Elementary School leaders now know for sure their school needs a new roof. The leaking roof forced teachers to move students out of four classrooms on Monday. Since then, a tarp has covered portions of the roof while engineers evaluate the problems and work on a replacement design, Principal Dennis Foster said Wednesday. “We have just one class displaced now,” Foster said. “We hope to have roofers starting in two to three weeks to fix the problems. We are sitting well for now. We are using trash cans to catch the drips so we won’t have puddles.” School district leaders agree the situation is urgent, Foster said. The roof over much of the 40-year-old building needs repairs. “And it will be very
Bond funds: The school district will use $16.8 million in interest-free financing through Qualified School Construction Bonds for 28 maintenance projects at 24 schools. The project list includes $3 million for roof repairs/replacements at five schools, $10.8 million for heating and air conditioning improvements at 13 schools and $3 million for window and door replacements at 10 schools. expensive,” Foster said. Repairing leaky school roofs has been a top priority for the district. The work list includes repairs for several schools, including T.W. Andrews High School, where workers replacing a heating and air conditioning system this summer found problems. Roof work will continue through December, said Principal Rodney Wilds, as the top floor remains vacant. The original 60-yearold campus buildings were renovated and the campus was expanded through the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, according to county records. “We managed to work
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things out and are so pleased we did not have to move students next door to Welborn Middle School,” Wilds said. “We wanted to keep all our students in one building.” While the $1.2 million HVAC project continues, the Guilford County Board of Education will have to transfer money to pay for the roof repairs. The roof over the school gymnasium and the cafeteria also need repairs, according to district project lists. “So far, everything is going according to plan,” Wilds said. email@example.com | 888-3626
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Alston endorses Davis for NC Senate BY PAUL B. JOHNSON ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
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GUILFORD COUNTY – Democratic Guilford County Commissioner Skip Alston is endorsing fellow commissioner Bruce Davis of High Point as Davis makes an unaffiliated bid for the state Senate this fall. Alston held a fundraiser at his Greensboro home for the Davis campaign Tuesday night. Alston said Wednesday more than 100 people attended the event. Though Davis is a longtime Democrat, he’s running for the 28th State Senate District this fall as an unaffiliated candidate after gathering enough petition signatures earlier this year. The Democratic nominee is Gladys Robinson of Pleasant Garden, who won the May 4 Democratic primary, while the Republican nominee is primary winner Trudy Wade, also a Greensboro City Council member. The general election is Nov. 2. Davis launched his unaffiliated campaign in March after Sen. Katie Dorsett at first filed for re-election in the 28th Senate District, then withdrew on the final day of the candidate filing period Feb. 26 as Robin-
The 28th State Senate District includes parts of High Point and Greensboro and stretches through southern Guilford County. The district has 57 percent registered Democratic voters, 28 percent registered Republicans and 15 percent unaffiliated. Retiring Sen. Katie Dorsett, D-Guilford, of Greensboro, has won the seat comfortably since the district was created for the 2002 election season. The general election candidates seeking to succeed Dorsett in the Nov. 2 general election are Democratic nominee Gladys Robinson of Pleasant Garden, Republican nominee Trudy Wade of Greensboro and unaffiliated candidate Bruce Davis of High Point. Because of a seldom-used election law, Davis will appear on the general election ballot twice. Davis will run as a uncontested Democrat in the District 1 Guilford County Board of Commissioners race while appearing as an unaffiliated candidate in the 28th State Senate contest. Davis gained enough petition signatures earlier this year to secure the Senate ballot spot.
son filed for the seat. Dorsett has held the seat since winning the 2002 election and defeated Davis in the Democratic primary two years ago. Alston said he’s endorsing Davis “because he’s proven himself.” Davis has shown in his years as a commissioner a devotion to public service and keen understanding of government, Alston said. “He’s been a leader from the start and dedicated to the community,” Alston said. Robinson said she’s not upset about Alston’s endorsement of Davis, as she has her own endorsements and supporters. “He (Alston) has the right to endorse whoever he wants,” she said. Davis has received the backing of several prominent High Pointers in his state Senate bid, including High Point University President Nido Qubein and Mayor Becky Smothers. firstname.lastname@example.org | 888-3528
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HIGH POINT – A pair of political forums will take place in October, starting next week, at High Point City Hall. The upcoming forum, at 7 p.m. Oct. 5 will feature candidates for Guilford County sheriff, the 28th State Senate District and the 60th State House District. The final one, at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, will feature candidates for High Point mayor and the two at-large High Point City Council seats. Both forums will be held in the council chambers downtown. The High Point Republican Party is sponsoring
the forums. Though the events are organized by the local GOP, High Point Republican Party Chairman Don Webb said candidates of all political affiliations are encouraged to participate and voters of all political backgrounds are welcome to attend. Webb said each candidate will make an opening statement, then questions will be asked by the moderator. People attending the forums will have the opportunity to submit written questions. Voters will go to the polls Nov. 2, though early voting for this fall’s general election begins Oct. 14.
Interim chief of SBI crime lab backs away from job RALEIGH (AP) – The man appointed to temporarily oversee North Carolina’s embattled crime lab is no longer going to take the job, leaving the agency without a leader as it tries to rebuild its reputation. Gerald Arnold, a former chief judge of the state Appeals Court, said Wednesday he realized after offer-
ing to help that he wouldn’t be able to handle a job with such a large time commitment. A spokeswoman for the attorney general said officials were frustrated by the development. “I went home and thought about it and realized I really just didn’t have the time,” Arnold said.
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A driver plows through a flooded street in Wrightsville Beach on Wednesday. North Carolina is getting a drenching that’s expected to cause flooding and other problems ahead of Tropical Storm Nicole.
NC governor declares emergency ahead of heavy rain WILMINGTON (AP) – North Carolina’s governor proclaimed a state of emergency Wednesday as coastal residents braced for drenching rains and possible flooding from a low pressure system interacting with the remnants of a tropical storm. Gov. Beverly Perdue issued the precautionary declaration as Tropical Storm Nicole approached Wednesday afternoon. But Nicole dissipated over the straits of Florida and its remaining rainbands were expected to remain mainly offshore while tracking northward overnight. “It’s kind of amazing we’re getting this kind of rainfall without
few streets right now, but we’ve got pretty heavy rain coming,” he said. The county opened a shelter and emergency operations center in Wilmington in anticipation of flooding and possible power outages caused by winds expected to reach 25 mph. Farther down the coast, in South Carolina, the effects of the weather system were expected to be far milder, with one to three inches of rain and only a chance of minor flooding. “The worst stuff is definitely going to be in coastal North Carolina,” said Jonathan Lamb, a meteorologist in the weather service’s Charleston, S.C. office.
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Man throws egg in court, gets jail time WHEATON, Ill. (AP) – Tossing an egg in a suburban Chicago courtroom has gotten one man a 90-day jail sentence. DuPage County Circuit Court Judge Blanche Fawell handed down the sentence Monday against 40-year-
old Agim Demiri, who pleaded guilty in August to damaging state property. The egg narrowly missed Judge Timothy McJoynt when it was thrown in March. Prosecutors say the mess caused $616.78 in damage.
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home in Thomasville for 10 years until March. “I just wanted to be in a people-oriented business to serve the public because I’m a people person,” she said. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at the office on Oct. 4 at noon. The next nearest agency is located in Thomasville. According to the DMV, nearly 120 license plate agencies operate in the state.
it being a tropical system,” said Michael Caropolo, a meteorologist in the Wilmington office of the National Weather Service. Emergency planners from Wilmington to the Virginia state line, meanwhile, were putting shelters on standby and stocking rescue vehicles for what could be seven or more inches of rain on top of 15 that have already fallen this week. In Wilmington, a steady rain fell Wednesday afternoon, but Emergency Management director Warren Lee said there were few reports of early, minor flooding there. “We’re looking at flooding on a
just thrilled to not have to go out of town to get their license plates.” Agencies offer vehicle registration services and title transactions as well as license plate renewals, replacement tags and duplicate registrations. Klass said the new position fits her personality, and she has experience operating a business. She has worked as a teacher and real estate agent, and she previously ran a children’s group
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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates speaks at Duke University Wednesday.
Gates says too few in US bear the burdens of war DURHAM (AP) â€“ Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Wednesday that most Americans have grown too detached from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and see military service as â€œsomething for other people to do.â€? In a speech Wednesday at Duke University, Gates said this disconnect has imposed a heavy burden on a small segment of society and wildly driven up the costs of maintaining an all-volunteer force. Because fewer Americans see military service as their duty, troops today face repeated combat tours and long separations from family. The 2.4 million people serving in the armed forces today represent less than 1 percent of the countryâ€™s total population.
To attract and retain recruits, the Defense Department finds itself spending more money, including handsome bonuses and education benefits. The money spent on personnel and benefits has nearly doubled since the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, from $90 billion to $170 billion. â€œThat is our sacred obligation,â€? Gates told the audience of compensating troops. â€œBut given the enormous fiscal pressures facing the country,â€? the nation must devise â€œan equitable and sustainable system of military pay and benefits that reflects the realities of this century.â€? Gates, who plans to retire next year, has been using academicstyle speeches to outline what he
believes to be the nationâ€™s toughest challenges that lie ahead when it comes to defense. Earlier this year, Gates asked whether troops were training for the right kinds of missions and called into question the utility of D-Day style amphibious landings handled historically by the Marine Corps. He has also embarked on a cost-cutting initiative to prepare for what he says are leaner days ahead for the department. As is the case in most of these speeches, Gates on Wednesday tried to raise awareness about a long-term problem rather than solve it. He offered no plan for what he described as a growing divide between Americans in uniform and those who arenâ€™t.
RALEIGH (AP) â€“ An opulent estate popular with tourists was turned over to a trustee after a bankruptcy court examiner accused a tobacco executive of buying the Chinqua Penn Plantation with company money. The 31,000-square-foot mansion, its grounds in Reidsville, and collection of art and artifacts are part of the assets involved in a bankruptcy battle involving Calvin Phelps and three companies he owns or controls. U.S. marshals took control of the 1920s plantation and other properties Tuesday and placed them with the trustee in the bankruptcy case, Bill Stafford, the marshal for the Middle District of North Carolina, said Wednesday. He declined to describe the other properties, noting case
documents were ordered sealed by a bankruptcy judge. The marshals taking control of the plantation was first reported by The Winston-Salem Journal. The estate was owned by North Carolina for nearly half a century before selling it to Phelps in 2006. A bankruptcy examiner for three Phelpscontroled companies in Chapter 11 reorganization said Phelps took cash for the estateâ€™s $4.1 million purchase out of one of the companies. Phelps â€œput his own self-interests above the interests of debtors, squandered and wasted corporate assets and otherwise breached his fiduciary duties of loyaltyâ€? to the three companies, bankruptcy examiner Gene Tarr said in a court filing last week.
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Palestinians dig in ahead of talks with envoy RAMALLAH, West Bank – The Palestinians dug in ahead of a crucial meeting today with Washington’s Mideast envoy, saying they can’t be expected to continue peace talks unless Israel reverses a decision to lift restrictions on West Bank settlement construction. Neither side seems to want the month-old talks to collapse, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are publicly at an impasse, with a Monday deadline looming.
Two powerful quakes hit eastern Indonesia JAKARTA, Indonesia – Two powerful earthquakes hit waters off eastern Indonesia early today, prompting officials to briefly trigger a tsunami warning. The U.S. Geological Survey said a 7.2 magnitude quake off Papua province, centered just 7 miles beneath the ocean floor, struck less than a minute after a 6.6 temblor in the same location. The town of Tual on nearby Maluku island was shaken, said Fauzi, chief of the Indonesian meteorological and geophysics agency, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
Europe terror plot prompted drone strikes LONDON (AP) – Security officials said Wednesday a terror plot to wage Mumbaistyle shooting sprees or other attacks in Britain, France and Germany is still active and that recent CIA strikes in Pakistan were aimed at al-Qaida operatives suspected in the threat. The plot was still in its early stages and not considered serious enough to raise the terror threat level, officials said. Still, the Eiffel Tower in Paris was briefly evacuated Tuesday and French
police were on alert. A heavy police presence was seen Wednesday around Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Big Ben. Victoria Station was briefly evacuated after an unusual smell was reported. “This plot was in its embryonic stages,” a British official told The Associated Press. Some details about the plot came from Ahmed Siddiqui, a German citizen of Afghan background who was captured in Afghanistan in July, a U.S. official said.
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In this Nov. 29, 2008, file photo, an Indian soldier takes cover as the Taj Mahal hotel burns in Mumbai, India.
Court sentences Serb in NY beating case BELGRADE, Serbia – A Belgrade court said Wednesday it will sentence a former Serb basketball player to about two years in jail for beating an American student into a coma. Miladin Kovacevic, 23, pleaded guilty to beating fellow Binghamton University student Bryan Steinhauer during a barroom brawl in 2008. The assault, in upstate New York, left Steinhauer with skull fractures and a severe brain injury.
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) – A NATO air strike killed a senior alQaida commander in eastern Afghanistan, officials said Wednesday, while Pakistan is investigating reports that a separate CIA drone-launched missile killed the insurgents’ No. 3 commander in its territory. NATO said the air strike killed several militants, including Abdallah Umar alQurayshi, a senior al-Qaida commander of Saudi origin who coordinated attacks by Arab fighters in Kunar and Nuristan provinces near the Pakistani border. NATO said an air weapons team went in after the strike and confirmed that the targeted structure was destroyed.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Seven U.S. Postal Service workers have been indicted on charges they sent thousands of pounds of marijuana through the mail to Puerto Rico while shipping cocaine and heroin to the U.S. mainland, federal authorities said Wednesday. The mail carriers in San Juan are accused of running a smuggling ring that shipped drugs between Puerto Rico, Texas, California and Arizona beginning in 2003.
A demonstrator throws out jeans after breaking into a Levi’s store in Barcelona, Spain on Wednesday.
Anti-austerity protests sweep across Europe BRUSSELS – Tens of thousands of workers marched Wednesday through the streets of Europe, decrying the loss of jobs and benefits they fear will come with stinging austerity measures seeking to contain government debt. Police fired shots in the air to disperse protesters at a general strike in Spain. Greek bus and trolley drivers walked off the job, joined by doctors who staged a 24-hour strike at state hospitals. Unions claimed a crowd of 100,000 marched on European Union headquarters in Brussels.
Search resumes for 11 in Mexico mudslide OAXACA, Mexico – Rescue efforts resumed Wednesday for 11 people missing after a hillside collapsed on a town in Mexico’s rain-soaked southern state of Oaxaca. The government delivered supplies to survivors and other who fled their unstable homes for fear of more mudslides in Santa Maria de Tlahuitoltepec. Many sheltered under makeshift tents on the hills. The landslide early Tuesday caused nationwide alarm after local authorities initially said hundreds could be dead in the remote town, which had been blocked off by slides and a washed-out bridge.
Italy coast guard hunting missing balloonists LONDON – Coast guards are hunting for a pair of missing American balloonists last detected piloting their craft over the Adriatic Sea in rough weather, officials said Wednesday. Richard Abruzzo and Carol Rymer Davis were participating in the 54th Gordon Bennett Gas Balloon Race, an annual race in which teams of balloonists try to see who can fly the farthest from a set point on a maximum of about 1,000 cubic meters of gas.
UK’s Miliband quits after losing to brother LONDON – Britain’s former foreign secretary David Miliband said Wednesday he was quitting frontline politics in the U.K. after losing to his younger brother in a battle for the leadership of the country’s main opposition Labour Party. Miliband, 45, confirmed he would not seek a position in brother Ed Miliband’s alternative Cabinet – opposition legislators who follow the activities of particular government departments and debate the leaders of those departments in the House of Commons. ENTERPRISE NEWS SERVICE REPORTS
General: Iraq political limbo fuels violence BAGHDAD (AP) – The top U.S. commander for Baghdad warned on Wednesday that Iraq’s prolonged political crisis has encouraged militants to step up attacks. The assessment by U.S. Brig. Gen. Rob Baker is the most direct link by American military brass between Iraq’s nearly seven-month impasse on forming a government and a recent spike in violence.
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Feds warn against sleep positioners WASHINGTON (AP) â€“ Those soft fabric sleep positioners that parents put in the crib to keep babies safely sleeping on their backs could be dangerous, even deadly, for little ones, the government warned Wednesday. Citing 12 deaths, the Food and Drug Administration and the Consumer Product Safety Commission said the po-
Nicky Diaz (left), former housekeeper for California GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman, talks to reporters with attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles Wednesday.
Attorney: Whitman knew housekeeper was in US illegally
Government: Times Square bomber plotted 2nd attack NEW YORK (AP) â€“ The man who planted a car bomb in Times Square boasted that he thought it would kill at least 40 people and that he planned to detonate a second bomb two weeks after the first, prosecutors said Wednesday, quoting the former financial analyst in a video where he said heâ€™d hoped â€œto join my brothers in jihadâ€? ever since the Sept. 11 attacks. Faisal Shahzad should get life in prison when he is sentenced Oct. 5, prosecutors said in a filing, arguing that he â€œhad every intention of delivering a powerful and terrorizing strike to the heart of New York City.â€? The government noted that Shahzad showed no remorse when he pleaded guilty on June 21 after confessing to investigators.
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In fact, prosecutors wrote, â€œhe spoke with pride about what he and his coconspirators had done.â€? Included in the government submission to the sentencing judge in U.S. District Court in Manhattan was a 40-minute video in which Shahzad fires a machine gun in what appears to be the mountains of Pakistan as he announces that he has met members of the Pakistan Taliban and has decided â€œwe are going to raise an attack inside America.â€? Prosecutors also included a video of the governmentâ€™s explosion of a bomb the size of Shahzadâ€™s, saying the results last June in a Pennsylvania field show the attack would have been â€œdevastating to the surrounding areaâ€? had it succeeded.
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license, that indicated the woman was a legal resident. The allegations by Diaz, 39, and her attorney, Gloria Allred of Los Angeles, a longtime Democratic supporter who once gave money to Whitmanâ€™s opponent, Democrat Jerry Brown, challenged Whitmanâ€™s credibility on a key campaign issue, illegal immigration. The billionaire former eBay chief executive has called for tough sanctions, starting with fines, against employers who hire illegal workers. â€œWe do have to hold employers accountable for hiring only documented workers. And we do have to enforce that law,â€? Whitman said Tuesday.
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