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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead

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Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to a study issued this week by the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center. Full story...
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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect

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Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sale or even re-sale of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics. Full story...
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Panel looks to better middle school scores in South

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and other southern officials are discussing how improving middle school achievement will get students ready for high school. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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FDA to independently review of menthol cig studies

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video The Food and Drug Administration is conducting an independent review of research on the public health impact of menthol cigarettes. Full story...
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NCDOT aims to help travelers save time and money over July 4 holiday

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As the summer travel season continues, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction activities on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while also cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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"Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" starts today

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Transportation Secretary Gene Conti today announced that state and local law enforcement officers will be out in force over the Fourth of July holiday as part of the "Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker" campaign. Checkpoints and stepped-up patrols will be conducted Monday, June 27 through Monday, July 4, across the state in an effort to remove impaired drivers from the roads. Full story...
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Macy McRae, Jr, Williston Asst. Principal, dies

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New Hanover County Schools mourns the loss of Macy McRae, Jr., Assistant Principal at Williston Middle School. He passed away over the weekend at the age of 67. Full story...
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Rain could hinder work on Pender Co. fire lines

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Fire officials say 19 homes have been evacuated from a wildfire that has moved from Sampson County into Pender County. Full story...
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