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Archive - May 2007

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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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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