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Archive - May 24, 2007

Firefighters challenged by Pender County blaze

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The Pender County wildfire is still getting the better of firefighters. The state forestry department has been strategizing tonight about how best to attack the fire now. Full story...
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Building permits being issued again

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There is good news tonight for area builders. New Hanover county once again issuing building permits. The building moratorium is now over. But just how much did it cost our local economy? Full story...
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New oxygen masks to save pets

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You have probably heard of firefighters rescuing cats out of trees, but in Brunswick County, firefighters are doing even more to save your pets. Three Brunswick County fire departments have become the first in the region to have oxygen masks designed for our furry friends. Full story...
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New Brunswick County parks on Town Creek

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The county is getting several new parks after receiving over a half million dollars in grants from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Sheriff, Police Chief and Mayor discuss departments

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Earlier this month we told you about a turf war going on between the New Hanover County Sheriff and the Wilmington Police Chief. Full story...
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Brunswick County to get new parks

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There will soon be a few more ways to get outdoors in Brunswick County. The county is getting several new parks after receiving over a half million dollars in grants from the department of environmental and natural resources. Full story...
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Lost kayaker's remains identified in S.C.

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DNA analysis has confirmed that human remains found on Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina are those of a missing kayaker born in Raleigh who was lost at sea two weeks ago. Full story...
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Judge rules for other religious texts in court

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A Wake County judge says any religious text can be used to swear in a witness or juror in the state's courts, not just the Bible. Full story...
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600-plus acre blaze burns in Pender County

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Another blaze continues to burn in Pender County. This fire broke out late Wednesday afternoon, scorching hundreds of acres. It's more than 600 acres and counting. The Forest Service says crews are making slow progress because of weather conditions and don't know when it'll be out. Full story...
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Investigators looking into recycling facility fire

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Fire investigators are looking into what caused a late morning fire at a Wilmington recycling facility. The owner of Diversified Biomass and City Council member Jason Thompson thinks a customer wasn't obeying the "no smoking" rule at the facility. Full story...
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Wake County prosecutor asks SBI to investigate Wright's finances

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The SBI has initiated a criminal probe of Representative Thomas Wright, one week after elections officials concluded he may have broken state campaign finance laws. Full story...
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Tall ship named after Prince William to come to Wilmington

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A tall ship named after a British prince is coming to Wilmington next week. Full story...
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Chance of survival depends on EMT's training

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The level of a paramedics' training may mean difference between life and death. If a loved one is having trouble breathing, you immediately call an ambulance. But the chances of survival may depend on the type of EMT who responds. Full story...
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FAA promises plan for holiday travel relief

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As millions of us plan ahead for our Memorial Day vacations we have to make allowances for airport delays. But a new plan by the federal government promises some relief for the weary air traveler. Full story...
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Drivers giving wrong ID big problem for law enforcement

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The most common example of this kind of identity fraud is when drivers are pulled over and claim they don't have their licenses on them. But instead of getting themselves in trouble, they give out someone else's information. Full story...
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