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More children not acting nice

Remember that’s how Guilford County Board of Education member Amos Quick characterized discipline problems in schools. Now there’s another fight “believed to involve as many as 10 students” at Northeastern High School, weeks after a 220-pound 14-year-old sent a school resource officer to the operating room after throwing him against a set of lockers. Correct me if I’m wrong, the incident involving the SRO is just now being reported in the N&R, weeks after after the Rhino reported it.

Notice anything missing from the N&R article? No denunciation of students’ conduct whatsoever from either regional superintendent John Modest or Northeast principal Anitra Walker, who declined to comment at all.

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El Rushbo and the Rams

Gosh, I don’t think MSNBC —- playing along with the Rev. Al Sharpton —- wants Rush Limbaugh to own an NFL team, even one as horrible as the Rams.

Winston-Salem State alum Stephen A. Smith — who appears later in the video —thinks otherwise.

Breaking sports news video. MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL highlights and more.

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Keep dreaming, Guv

Last week Gov. Bev Perdue said she “will go to bed every night hoping to get every red cent back that Dell has received.” Now state officials say they will recover only about $1.5 million of the $8.5 million provided in economic incentives to Dell.

The thought of the governor going to bed every night with hope unfulfilled is heartbreaking.

Meanwhile, Civitas tax policy analyst Brian Balfour weighs in on Dell in today’s N&R.

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RIP Sgt. Hutchens

Winston-Salem Police Sgt. Mickey Hutchens died after he was shot responding to what is being described as a domestic disturbance at the Bojangles on Peters Creek Parkway. Hutchens, along with Officer Daniel Clark, pursued Monte Denard Evans and a shootout ensued, whereupon both Hutchens and Clark were shot, as was Evans, who was killed.

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