What’s Trending at 5:30, Friday April 18th & Conversation

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Time for What’s Trending…..

Teachers in North Carolina’s school system are leaving the classrooms in large waves.
  Wake County school leaders say 600 teachers have quit since the beginning of the year.
Teachers say they are fed up with not getting raises for years.
   Wake schools blames stagnant pay, the ending of career status and the elimination of pay increases for advanced degrees.
State republicans promise to raise starting salaries when the General Assembly meets next month.

Utilities department officials in Portland Oregon had to drain a city water reservoir after a teenager was caught on camera urinating into the supply.
 But the administrator’s decision to drain 38-million gallons has some people upset — even calling for him to resign.
  He says 38-million is nothing because the reservoir holds billions of gallons.
  As for the teen — the administrator is working the D-A on possible charges.   

In celebration of Easter weekend, a Texas church set a world record with this giant drawing of Jesus.
  The chalk drawing measures 17-thousand square feet.
   Church members gathered Thursday to begin the project — turns out it was much easier than expected.
 They say it was basically paint by numbers.

 This isn’t any kind of pineapple you’ll find in your supermarket.
  this one resembles an unfolded fan and weighs about 33 pounds.
   The growing space may be the reason behind the odd shape and size.
  Farmers say the pineapple grew in a gap — two edges got stuck while the others kept growing.
  They add that it is edible, but may not be as delicious as a normal sized pineapple.

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