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Archive - May 2007

Jordan, Bobcats close to bringing in new coach

Michael Jordan is turning his attention to hiring a new coach before the NBA pre-draft camp starts next week in Orlando. Full story...

Man shot at end of Interstate 40 chase dies

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A man shot by law enforcement officers died hours after he was shot as he climbed out of a car involved in a high-speed chase on Interstate 40. Full story...
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Hackney tries to kill proposed amendment to ban gay marriage

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A proposed constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage in North Carolina has been kicked to the curb Tuesday by Speaker Joe Hackney. Full story...
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After all that, Dems give in on spending bill

You know that line about something being "full of sound and fury and signifying nothing?" Shakespeare wrote it in MacBeth to describe "a tale told by an idiot." But it might als

Wright: Easley inconsistent to call for his resignation

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State Representative Thomas Wright says it's inconsistent of Governor Easley to call for his resignation. Full story...
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New budget helping with Brunswick County expansion

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It's the 14th fastest growing county in the nation. Now a new budget is helping Brunswick County take steps towards expansion. Full story...
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EPA calls on Wilmington to answer about sewers

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The City of Wilmington has been summoned to answer to the feds about sewers. The Environmental Protection Agency is calling on City officials to appear at the Atlanta office on May 31. Full story...
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DEI drops appeal of COT penalties

Dale Earnhardt Incorporated is dropping its appeal of penalties levied against Dale Earnhardt Junior and his crew chief for illegal modifications made to the Car of Tomorrow. Full story...

Easley: N.C. National Guard could handle Category 3 hurricane

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Although he's complained that the North Carolina National Guard is stretched too thin, Governor Easley says he's comfortable that the state could respond to a major hurricane strike. Full story...
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Forecasters tell coastal areas to expect busy hurricane season

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Government forecasts expect a busier than normal hurricane season this year. National Weather Service forecasters say they expect between 13 and 17 tropical storms, with seven to ten of them becoming hurricanes. Full story...
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Easley: Wright should resign from N.C. House

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Governor Mike Easley also believes Representative Thomas Wright should resign. Full story...
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High gas costs affecting food prices

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Those painful prices at the pump are affecting your wallets in more ways than one. Food and produce prices are also creeping up due to the increases in fuel costs. Last month, food prices rose three-point-nine percent nationwide over last year's numbers. Full story...
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State leaders say it's time to clamp down on speeders

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State lawmakers may soon put the breaks on speeding loopholes. Full story...
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Edwards says best way to honor veterans is to end war in Iraq

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Presidential hopeful John Edwards says Americans should speak out against the war in Iraq this Memorial Day weekend, renewing a call that's come under criticism. Full story...
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Wright says he won't resign

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State Representative Thomas Wright says he's not leaving office. The New Hanover County Democrat's comment was in response to a call from House Speaker Joe Hackney that he should resign from office. It was about a week ago that state elections officials asked prosecutors to investigate Wright's campaign finances. Full story...
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