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Archive - May 2007

Beach house owners not collecting occupancy taxes

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It's a good deal for vacationers, not for coastal governments. Full story...
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North Carolina man stays in Afghan jail

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A North Carolina man imprisoned in Afghanistan for running a private jail for terror suspects doesn't seem to be in any hurry to leave, even though he's been freed by presidential decree. Full story...
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Private guards face multiple layers of background checks in N.C.

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People who want to work as security guards in North Carolina must pass a series of background checks before they become an unarmed guard and even stricter hurdles to carry a gun. Full story...
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What a year of change

On Saturday, May 27, 2006, I stuffed the last of my belongings into my car and watched Lexington, KY, disappear in my rear-view mirror as I headed South on I-75.

Wilmington remembers fallen heroes

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Wilmington honored the men and women who gave their lives in the armed services today at the National Ceremony. Full story...
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Summer dangerous season for teen drivers

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Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer -- a season that local law enforcement says is a dangerous time for teens on our roads. Full story...
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Duplin County Schools in session

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Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and while most had the day off to reflect, many in Duplin County celebrated the day like any other. Full story...
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Empty patrol cars slow down speeders

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Highway Patrol parks empty patrol cars on highways to act as a deterrent. Full story...
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Holiday weekend boater safety

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With the hot weather over the weekend, many people in our area took to the water to have a good time, but along with the fun were some problems. The Coast Guard at Wrightsville Beach say even though hundreds of boats were out on the water this weekend, everybody was pretty safe. Full story...
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Bell Tower Glows for More Than Just Veterans

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The NC State men's basketball squad is getting the same honor as troops killed in war. Some critics say that's sending the wrong message. Full story...
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