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Archive - May 2007

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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Wright blames campaign finance reporting errors on sloppiness

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New Hanover Representative Thomas Wright says any campaign finance mistakes were the result of sloppiness. Wright is under investigation for possible violations of campaign finance law. He told a Wilmington newspaper nothing was deliberate. Full story...
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Bottle recycling law a good idea

I'm not some sort of tree-hugging environmentalist, but I have to applaud the recent passing of a state law requiring bars and restaurants to recycle glass bottles.

Pender County wildfire burns into the night

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Firefighters continue battling a big blaze in Pender County tonight. This one has chewed more than 600 acres and the cause is curious at best. Full story...
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No more moratorium

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The City of Wilmington received notification today that the moratorium on new building permits here has been lifted by the State Division of Water Quality. The state imposed the building moratorium because they didn't feel the City had an adequate plan to improve its leaky sewer system. Full story...
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Wildlife officials work to keep boaters safe

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We're heading in to Memorial Day weekend and that means people are hitting the water. Wildlife officials estimate that about 400 boats will be out in the Masonboro area alone. And more people means a greater chance of something going wrong. The Wildlife Resources Commission works to keep those boaters safe. Full story...
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Local bars, restaurants to adopt recycling

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Reduce. Re-use. Recycle. It's a slogan you've heard before and now it's one that hundreds in New Hanover County will have to follow. Full story...
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Pedestrian fatally hit by 18-wheeler

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A pedestrian is dead after being hit by an 18-wheeler. The accident happened around 3:30 Wednesday morning just before the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Most road construction to stop for Memorial Day weekend

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The state Department of Transportation says it will suspend most road construction over the Memorial Day holiday to help ease traffic delays and improve driving conditions. Full story...
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82nd Airborne holds memorial for slain paratroopers

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About 300 people turned out today to pay tribute to paratroopers killed in battle during the 82nd Airborne Division's memorial service at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Edwards denounces 'war on terror' as ideological doctrine

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Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards today disputed the contention that there is a "global war on terror." Full story...
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Two Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Iraq

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Two 21-year-old Marines based in North Carolina have died in Iraq. Full story...
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Lottery forecast for next fiscal year now $341million

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State lottery officials say the games will bring in about $341 million for education in the next fiscal year. Full story...
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