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Winter touches Atlanta, clobbers areas north

In North Carolina, Raleigh and Charlotte had a snowy night ...
And a student from the University of Mississippi in Oxford was killed in a sledding accident Wednesday. It's only snow The South's fascination with snow is a bit bemusing for those who live ...

Winter storm dodges Atlanta, weighs down parts of North Carolina

North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory noted that this marked the second ...
And a student from the University of Mississippi in Oxford was killed in a sledding accident Wednesday. The South's fascination with snow is a bit bemusing for those who live north ...

Application period open for Oxford Prep

Oxford Preparatory School, a public charter school ...
The school has also received authorization from the Office of Charter Schools at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to add an eighth-grade in the 2015-2016 school year as part of ...

Wipes maker to expand Oxford plant

Oxford, N.C. — An Israel-based company that makes non-woven ...
Shalag qualified for a grant of up to $100,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which provides financial assistance to attract business projects to the state. Companies receive no upfront ...

Second suspect extradited from West Virginia to face charges in murder of Granville County couple

OXFORD, N.C. — A second suspect in a multi-state crime spree has been transferred from West Virginia to North Carolina to face murder charges. Twenty-one-year-old Eric Alexander Campbell of Alvin, Texas, waived extradition last week in Greenbrier County ...

Israel-Based Shalag US Invests $16 Million To Expand Its North Carolina Manufacturing Plant

Shalag US, Inc. will be expanding its production facility in Granville County, North Carolina. The expansion will create 40 new jobs over the next three years. The company plans to invest $16 million in Oxford. The North American division of Shalag ...

No. 17 North Carolina women roll over Wake Forest 83-45

North Carolina took off to a 16-5 lead to start the game and led ...
Bethel swimmers impressive in victory over Oxford Bethel swimmers had more than their fair share of impressive performances Thursday...
Deli hosts veteran film critic for Oscar chat ...

Snow, freezing rain fall across eastern North Carolina

Up to 3 inches of snow and sleet was expected in northeastern North Carolina. About a quarter inch of snow and ...
Light snow was reported in Ahoskie, Goldsboro and Oxford.

Snow, freezing rain fall across North Carolina

RALEIGH — Light snow and freezing rain are reported across central and eastern North Carolina, prompting officials to cancel ...
Light snow was reported in Ahoskie, Goldsboro and Oxford.

Winter weather moves into eastern NC

RALEIGH — Light snow and freezing rain are reported across central and eastern North Carolina, prompting officials to cancel ...
Light snow was reported in Ahoskie, Goldsboro and Oxford.

chrisgoesrock:A record shop in Oxford Street, London, 1960s

chrisgoesrock: A record shop in Oxford Street, London, 1960s

rowing in Oxford

madamtaco: Winter on the Isis Spring on the Isis Summer on the Isis Autumn on the Isis Bringing this back in the run-up to Torpids.

Snow day in Oxford!

Woohoo for classes being canceled!

On the Shelves in Oxford this week is Tetralogue: I’m...

On the Shelves in Oxford this week is Tetralogue: I’ m Right, You’re Wrong by Timothy Williamson. Tetralogue takes the form of a fictional conversation between four people who meet on a train and each …

Charity Shop Snoop: British Heart Foundation in Oxford City Centre

There are not many charity shops in Oxford City Centre. All I can think of is the Oxfam on Broad Street (the first Oxfam ever I’ll have you know!) and then the British Heart Foundation on St Ebbes Str…

Walking in Oxford

Here is a great walk in Oxford Filed under: england, harry potter, morse, oxford, Travel, university Tagged: endeavour locations, harry potter locations, inspector morse locations, locations for harr…

Two very different VSIs are On the Shelves in Oxford this week...

Two very different VSIs are On the Shelves in Oxford this week. Love: A Very Short Introduction makes for topical reading after a weekend of Valentine’s celebrations. Ronald De Sousa provides a lucid …

Only in Oxford – Ventress Hall

Ventress Hall on the campus of the University of Mississippi is one of UM’s most uniquely designed buildings. While it serves as the home of the College of Liberal Arts, it also contains some historic…

On the Shelves in Oxford this week we are exploring questions of...

On the Shelves in Oxford this week we are exploring questions of heaven, hell, and theism. Atheism: What Everyone Needs to Know stresses that atheism is a moral issue and not just a matter of the fact…

Only in Oxford – The Lyric

The Lyric  was once a horse stable for William Faulkner’s family. Today, it’s a space for concerts, political debates, swimming parties, weddings and private benefits. (February 8, 2015, Page 1A)< /li>


Register now and request your ballots for the year in OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA

The Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) registers you to vote, and acts as a request for your State absentee ballots for the year. It is important to complete a new FPCA annually, every time you move or at least 90 days prior to the election you want to vote in.

Completing a new FPCA is easy at FVAP.gov:

  • Select your State from the drop-down on the home page
  • Click the box at the bottom of the page to Register to Vote, Request a Ballot or Update My Voter Info
  • The FVAP online tool will walk you through the form, and provide you with a PDF packet to print, sign and send directly to your local election official (LEO); links are also provided here for States that offer online voter registration
  • You can check the status of your registration and/or ballot request by contacting your LEO at any time

Remember, the only way your LEO knows how to reach you is with the information you provide! Some States allow a longer time between registrations, but if you submit a new FPCA every year, you wont have to worry about your registration or ballot request status and can participate in all the elections* you´re eligible to.

* While there are no regularly scheduled elections for Federal offices, there may be some elections for office which are vacated by the end of the term. Being registered ensures you will be able to participate in these elections.


If you experience any issues or have questions, FVAPs call center is available at 1-800-438-VOTE (8683), DSN 425-1584 or at vote@fvap.gov. Toll-free phone numbers from 67 countries are listed at FVAP.gov. Find us on Facebook at /DoDFVAP and follow @FVAP on Twitter.

PDF version of FVAP Voter Alert #1



OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA: part-time employment while you are enrolled in school

Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

Here’s a quick overview of Federal Work-Study:

  • It provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school.
  • It’s available to undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with financial need.
  • It’s available to full-time or part-time students.
  • It’s administered by schools participating in the Federal Work-Study Program. Check with your school´s financial aid office to find out if your school participates.

What kinds of jobs are there?
Are jobs on campus or off campus?
How much can I earn?
How will I be paid?
Can I work as many hours as I want?

What kinds of jobs are there?

The Federal Work-Study Program emphasizes employment in civic education and work related to your course of study, whenever possible.


Are jobs on campus or off campus?

Both. If you work on campus, you’ll usually work for your school. If you work off campus, your employer will usually be a private nonprofit organization or a public agency, and the work performed must be in the public interest.

Some schools might have agreements with private for-profit employers for work-study jobs. These jobs must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible). If you attend a proprietary school (i.e., a for-profit institution), there may be further restrictions on the types of jobs you can be assigned.


Man working in shop class

If you’re interested in getting a Federal Work-Study job while you’re enrolled in college or career school, make sure you apply for aid early. Schools that participate in the Federal Work-Study Program award funds on a first come, first served basis.

How much can I earn?

You’ll earn at least the current federal minimum wage. However, you may earn more depending on the type of work you do and the skills required for the position.

Your total work-study award depends on:

  • when you apply,
  • your level of financial need, and
  • your school’s funding level.


How will I be paid?

How you’re paid depends partly on whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student.

  • If you are an undergraduate student, you´re paid by the hour.
  • If you are a graduate or professional student, you´re paid by the hour or by salary, depending on the work you do.
  • Your school must pay you at least once a month.
  • Your school must pay you directly unless you request that the school
    • send your payments directly to your bank account or
    • use the money to pay for your education-related institutional charges such as tuition, fees, and room and board.


Can I work as many hours as I want?

No. The amount you earn can’t exceed your total Federal Work-Study award. When assigning work hours, your employer or your school’s financial aid office will consider your class schedule and your academic progress.


Save Money on Homeownership in OXFORD NORTH CAROLINA

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President Obama and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julián Castro visited Phoenix, Arizona this afternoon to put a spotlight on the recovering housing sector.

Restoring security to homeownership has always been one of the President's top economic priorities, and the results are clear -- the housing market has greatly improved since President Obama took office.

The President’s push for new consumer protections and tough enforcement on abuses have given Americans more confidence in investing in homeownership:

  • Home sales are up.
  • Home building has more than doubled since 2009.
  • Home values have risen for the past three years.

But there's more work to do. Mortgages need to be more accessible and affordable for creditworthy families.

That's why today, at Central High School in Phoenix, the President announced a responsible reduction in the Federal Housing Administration’s (FHA) Mortgage Insurance Premium program. The Federal Housing Administration will reduce annual mortgage insurance premiums by 0.5 percentage points, from 1.35 percent to 0.85 percent.

The President’s new proposal to reduce the fees associated with buying a home would help first-time homebuyers save an average of $900 on their annual mortgage payment. More people buying homes would also strengthen the market, helping everyone who already owns a home.

In Phoenix today, President Obama explained that homeownership was a dream that should be open to all Americans. Not only will the President’s actions help numerous families realize the American Dream and get a place they can finally call home, but millions of families will save billions of dollars in mortgage payments in the coming years, helping to support and stabilize the housing market recovery.

President Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix

President Barack Obama delivers remarks on housing at Central High School in Phoenix, Az., Jan. 8, 2015. [31]


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