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Archive - May 2007

Traditional recycling stagnant in North Carolina

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Start recycling. That's the message today from the state Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Full story...
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Bill to ban lottery advertising in college sports watered down

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The NCAA discourages mixing gambling and athletics. But it's not prohibited, and that's why the North Carolina lottery can advertise and sponsor college sporting events. Full story...
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Easley getting behind NASCAR wheel

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Governor Mike Easley will get behind the wheel in a NASCAR race this weekend to raise money for the families of National Guard members. Full story...
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Giuliani, Edwards pledge to act on their Sudan financial holdings

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Aides to presidential candidates Rudy Giuliani and John Edwards say neither men knew their financial holdings included investments in companies that do business in Sudan. Full story...
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Hurricanes sign 2004 third-round draft pick

The Carolina Hurricanes have signed 2004 draft pick Casey Borer to a two-year, two-way contract. Full story...

US 17 closed near Shallotte after deadly accident

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One woman is dead after an early morning accident in Brunswick County. The crash shut down the northbound lanes of Highway 17 for more than four hours. The road is back open now, but that doesn't mean the problems are over. Highway Patrol says the driver of the car was trying to cross over 17 South from Main Street in Shallotte. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover Regional team up for mock hostage drill

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New Hanover Regional Medical Center Special Police and Wilmington PD team up in a mock hostage drill. Full story...
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Wilmington drops proposed property tax increase

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The Wilmington City Council has made some major changes were made to the proposed budget. Full story...
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New Hanover County loosens building permit freeze

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Some big time retailers are back in business along Wilmington's northeast interceptor. New Hanover County commissioners have loosened the building permit freeze and have agreed to issue up-fit permits. Those up-fit permits were holding a number of retailers up, such as the Pottery Barn planned for Mayfaire Shopping Center. Full story...
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Law enforcement groups to hold safety expo

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This weekend agencies from all around the state will give you the chance to see just what they do. Full story...
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House committee OKs anti-bully bill, includes gays on list of victims

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A bill that defines a statewide policy against bullying in North Carolina schools passed a House committee today, after members rejected an attempt to soften language about potential victims. Full story...
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Elementary students send letters to soldier in Iraq

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Some Brunswick County students sent letters overseas to a soldier fighting in Iraq. Now, he's back home and meeting his young pen pals face to face for the first time. Full story...
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Newman's team wins Pit Crew Challenge

Ryan Newman's team kicked off NASCAR's All-Star week activities by winning the Nextel Pit Crew Challenge. Full story...

North Carolina signs Williams to four-year contract extension

North Carolina coach Roy Williams has been given a four-year contract extension today that will keep him with the Tar Heels through the 2014-15 season. Full story...

Past conviction could derail newly elected UNC board member

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A criminal conviction could derail the election of a former school superintendent to a seat on the University of North Carolina Board of Governors. Full story...
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