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Archive - May 2007

Are working mothers responsible for overweight kids?

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It's not new news that kids in this country are getting fatter. There's an interesting new theory about why it's happening. Could working mothers be responsible for kids gaining too much weight? Full story...
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Pender Memorial Hospital going smoke free

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Effective November 15, all tobacco products will be banned from the hospital campus. Full story...
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Earnhardts listening to offers for Junior

Dale Earnhardt Junior is relaxing this week, leaving his sister to sort out which team her brother will be driving for in the future. Full story...

Judge: NASCAR can't stop AT&T from putting its logo on Burton car

A federal judge says NASCAR can't stop AT&T from featuring its logo on Jeff Burton's Chevrolet. Full story...

DEI, RCR merge engine programs

Dale Earnhardt Incorporated is merging its engine program with Richard Childress Racing, an move that could help DEI return to prominence. Full story...

Bush's immigration reform proposal drawing fire

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President Bush has unveiled a new immigration reform proposal and it's already drawing fire. Full story...
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Outdoor burning ban lifted in southeastern N.C.

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Fire officials are lifting a ban on open burning for six counties in southeastern North Carolina. The ban was lifted this afternoon for Duplin, Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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N.C. unemployment rate jumps to 4.8 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate rose for the first time in seven months in April, jumping to 4.8 percent. Full story...
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Charlotte city official confirms planning for Trump tower

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Local officials say real estate mogul Donald Trump continues to move forward on plans for a mega-development in Charlotte that could include the tallest building in the city. Full story...
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State officials begin campaign against coastal sandbags

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State regulators are seeking a court order to force a Kure Beach condominium complex to remove sandbags that have protected the facility since 1985. Full story...
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Are hybrid cars as environmentally friendly as we think?

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When it comes to saving money on gas, they seem like a good option. But are hybrid cars really as environmentally friendly as we think? When it comes to going green, consumers are increasingly turning to alternative cars. Full story...
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One Tree Hill returning to Wilmington

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One Tree hill is returning to Wilmington next year. Members of the film commission say this week's announcement that the show will continue for another season means good things for Wilmington's economy. Full story...
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Americans confused over cancer causes

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It seems like every day there's a new study linking a type of food, household product or chemical to an increased risk of cancer. A new survey of more than 6,000 people finds Americans feel helpless in the wake of the mixed messages about cancer. Full story...
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Democrats, republicans reach immigration reform compromise

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For millions of immigrants living and working in the country illegally, attaining the American dream might just have become easier. Wednesday, in a rare Capitol Hill show of bi-partisanship, democrats and republican senators were working together to find a deal that would create a path for citizenship. Full story...
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Fifth district superior court judge sworn in

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History was made Thursday night at Wilmington's historic courthouse. Phyllis Gorham was sworn in as a superior court judge for the fifth judicial district. That includes New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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