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Archive - May 2007

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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New Hanover County schools trying to expand special education instruction

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New Hanover County schools are trying to expand instruction for special education students. They're integrating these kids into regular classroom settings, hoping the interaction will raise them to the next level. Full story...
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New high school opens in Wilmington

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Summer is almost here, but Monday was the first day of class at a new high school in Wilmington. Full story...
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