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Archive - May 15, 2007

Pender County School Board drops Bible classes

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The Pender County School Board is making some big changes to its curriculum. Full story...
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State, County, City meet to discuss sewer system

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State, County and City officials met Tuesday at the New Hanover County government complex. The topic of discussion was the sewer system's northeast interceptor. Full story...
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Cape Fear Garden Club raises $89,000 in Annual Azalea Tour Garden

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Cape Fear Garden Club announces their annual Azalea Garden Tour raised $89,000 for community beautification and horticulture efforts. Full story...
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Body of missing Marine found off North Topsail Beach

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Police say the body of a Marine who drowned after being caught in a rip current off North Topsail Beach was found near where he disappeared. Full story...
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Rev. Jerry Falwell Dies at 73

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A preacher and broadcaster who became the face of the religious right -- the Reverend Jerry Falwell -- has died at age 73. Full story...
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Some call on Wright to resign, urge House to throw him out

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More people are calling on Representative Thomas Wright to resign or urging the House to begin efforts to remove him from office. The State Board of Elections yesterday referred Wright's case to Wake County prosecutors after investigators found evidence showing Wright may have used more than $240,000 in campaign funds for personal expenses. Full story...
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Clogged courts mean North Carolina speeders often not punished

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Punishing speeders in North Carolina has become a rarity. A report by a Raleigh newspaper says legal loopholes allowed four-out-of-five drivers charged with speeding last fiscal year to avoid losing their drivers licenses and an increase in insurance premiums. Full story...
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Price of stamps, other postal services increase

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If you mailed a letter today and used a 39-cent stamp it may not make it to where you're trying to send it. The price of stamps and other postal services increase Monday. The price of stamps went up by two cents to 41 cents. But don't worry -- if you put something in the mail this weekend you're still safe. Full story...
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Paw Jam 2007 -- Your Dog Wants to Rock, too!

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Paw Jam 2007 is a day of fun and music at Battlefield Park for dogs and their humans. Food, demonstrations, games and contests will be at your disposal all day, and there will also be live bands. Animal-friendly organizations will have booths set up with information on how you can help their causes. Full story...
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Senate panel forwards MySpace registry bill despite industry concerns

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A Senate committee has given its blessing to a bill that would require youngsters in North Carolina to get their parents' permission before they create a profile on sites such as MySpace or Facebook. Full story...
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