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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions.

Gov. Perdue today signed Executive Order 94, which covers 29 counties including Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender and Sampson.

The order allows the state to seek federal assistance and to draw upon resources from other states to combat the fires and protect life and property.

"I want to assure residents of North Carolina that the state Division of Forest Resources and its partnering agencies are working hard to contain the fires in eastern North Carolina," Perdue said in a statement. "They will continue to focus on the top priorities of protecting lives and property nearest the fires. Our Forest Service Incident Management Team and personnel are one of the premier fire fighting agencies in the country. They are working with more than 300 federal, local and volunteer fire departments to contain the fires."

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Come 2012...

We taxpayers will declare a State of Emergency and vote Smiley and the rest of the tax & spend Democrats out of office...as well as the local officials.

I realize you are talking in

I realize you are talking in a general nature regarding the fact that you are not happy about the way your tax dollars are spent. However, the story you responded to was talking about the fact that the Governor has declared a State of Emergency due to an act of nature, a lightning strike. It has nothing to do with Democrats, Replubicans, spending or not spending. Obviously, and fortunately for you, you were not a victim of the recent wild fires, you did not loose everything you worked all your adult life for. You did not loose the family homeplace in which you were born, the only home you have ever known.

I will pray for your mean spirit and I also hope and pray that you try and think before you spout (or write) hurtful words. I hope you find peace and a spirit of charity in your life. I hope and pray that you never find yourself on the receiving end of someone else's tax dollars or if you have your way, the lack there of.