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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

An elementary principal in the Northern Lehigh School District will retire from her position later this month.

The school board unanimously agreed on Monday to accept the retirement resignation of Slatington Elementary Principal Dr. Linda Marcincin, effective March 28, 2013.

Marcincin will retire from the district after 19 years of service. She was named building principal in 2004.

Superintendent Michael Michaels announced that Scott Pyne, who had most recently served as assistant principal at the high school, has been named acting principal at Slatington Elementary.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A sudden red flash of light was seen in the sky this evening by everybody who was on the street at the time in most of the area, including Mauch Chunk. It was an explosion of powder. The explosion took place at the mill of H. Dwight Laflin in the Quakake Valley, just above Hartz's. About 2,000 kegs, or over 6,000 pounds, of powder, went up in a flash. There were no workmen about, and the fact that the fire was discovered about a half hour before flames reached the kegs gave everyone time to get safely away from the blast. The flames originated in the charcoal pulverizer.

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The 21st century is vast with opportunities traditional careers, evolving careers, and careers yet to come in fields of electronics, health, technology and so many more. But these opportunities will only be open to those man and women who are prepared.

At Carbon County Career and Technical Institute, men and women are being prepared for these 21st-century opportunities for in this 21st century, there no longer are jobs for men, and jobs for women only jobs for the well prepared.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Carbon County Fair monthly board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 15 at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital Community Room (ground floor) located at 211 North 12th Street, Lehighton.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua police, with the assistance of Rush Township and Coaldale police, helped in the capture of a Coaldale man who allegedly assaulted and robbed a Bloomsburg student early Sunday morning. Pictured is a Bloomsburg University (BU) police car outside the Tamaqua Police Department. BU officers spent a couple hours interviewing the alleged robber and other individuals who were in the car with him.

Wearing an "I (leaf) weed" T-shirt, Trevor Christman, 19, of Coaldale, was taken into district court Sunday afternoon after allegedly punching a random Bloomsburg University student in the face and stealing his smart phone.

Bloomsburg University (BU) spokesperson Rosalee Rush said that police and dispatchers used an Internet phone tracking program the student had put on his cell phone to track it's location.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Chevrolet is introducing a new commercial dealer program, "Business Elite" at 469 dealerships nationwide today, including Fairway Chevrolet in Hazleton.

The business elite program, targeted at business customers, including those in the Greater Hazleton area, who own one to 100 vehicles, is designed to provide the country's estimated 400,000 small-to-mid size businesses with the industry's best sales and service experience from the time they enter the dealership through the life cycle of the Chevrolet vehicles they purchase.

Monday, March 11, 2013

A New Ringgold couple has filed a civil action in Schuylkill County court against a son and daughter-in-law over a property dispute.

The action was started by Robert C. and Andrea R. Dunn, of 63 Peach Drive, New Ringgold. Named defendants are Steven C. and Valarie Dunn and Dunn's Farm Market, LLC, 59 Peach Drive, New Ringgold.

Monday, March 11, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS CTI DECA Chapter Medallion Winners are, from left, front row, Lauren Tompkins, Melissa Rivera, Cheyenne Tilley, Brittany Paules, Spencer Moyer, Brook Dunbar and Gabby Achtermann; and Katarina Kattner, Ashley Pera, Kelsey Onchek, Shelby Casey, Melissa Macaluso, Zach Carr, Tyler Frable, Sandra Smith, Kayla Hockenbury, Cheyenne McKinley and Austin Rabenold.

Thirty-two Carbon Career and Technical Institute students were among the 1,700 students across the state who participated in the DECA State Conference held this past week in Hershey.

Delta Epsilon Chi (DECA) is an international association of high school and college students studying marketing, management and entrepreneurship in business, finance, hospitality and marketing sales and service.

Monday, March 11, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A group takes to the dance floor during the event.

The American Cancer Society (ACS) Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities held their annual "Power of Purple" Pre-Relay party over the weekend in honor of those who survived cancer and are still fighting cancer. The event, which was held in the social hall of the Hometown Fire Company, consisted of music, games, dancing, door prizes, giveaways and food.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Home A. Clute exhibited the wonderful proficiency of the telephone to a party of friends in the Lehigh Valley office, the Mansion House in Mauch Chunk, and at White Haven. The wires worked well and conversations were carried on without any trouble. The Mauch Chunk party were entertained by some singing by the ladies in White Haven.