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Archive - Aug 2007

Local organization transforms global challenge into opportunity

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videoIn 100-plus countries around the world more than 500 million people eat peanuts each day as their primary source of protein. The process of shelling those nuts was a grueling, meticulous effort. Full story...
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Pender County still dealing with aftermath of Ernesto

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videoWe continue our look back at the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ernesto. It was one year ago Friday that we were in his grip. Little did we know we'd be dealing with the aftermath a year later. Full story...
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Labor Day weekend means heavy traffic, crowded beaches

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videoThe Labor Day weekend is underway. That means heavy traffic around here as people head to the beaches for the long weekend. According to AAA the roads should be a little less crowded this year, because more people are expected to fly. About one-third of all travelers in North Carolina are expected to make a trip to the beaches this weekend. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted for Banks Channel

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Test results of the water in Banks Channel came back Friday afternoon with undetectable amounts of bacteria. Thursday tests showed higher than normal levels of an indicator bacteria called enterococci, which is typically found in the intestine of warm-blooded animals. Full story...
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American workers recognized on Labor Day

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videoOne-hundred-twenty-five years after the first Labor Day parade the American worker is being recognized for their dedication and long hours. The holiday weekend is the unofficial end of the summer vacation season but also the country's only official celebration of the American worker. Full story...
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Lung disease on the rise, likely to worsen

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Lung disease in on the rise among adults around the world and doctors say it's only likely to get worse in the future. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach considers limiting tent, cabana use

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videoWelcome to the beach, now take your cabana home with you. Ocean Isle Beach town leaders are considering a controversial idea. They want to limit the use of tents and cabanas in the beach community. Full story...
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Mold may affect mood

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In the largest study of its kind, Brown University researchers found that people with who had mold in their homes were on average 40 percent more likely to report being depressed than people who did not have mold. Full story...
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Panthers remain confident despite 1-3 pre-season

Carolina receiver Steve Smith isn't worried about the Panthers 1-3 pre-season finish. Smith and other starters didn't even get on the field last night. Full story...

More than 20 counties ready to put tax referenda on fall ballots

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Voters in at least 23 counties will be asked this fall to approve hikes in either sales taxes or real estate transfer taxes to help build new schools and fund other local projects. Full story...
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Defending ACC champs face tough road opener

Wake Forest coach Jim Grobe is ready to start dreaming again. Last year's last-minute victory over Boston College propelled the Demon Deacons to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship and a berth in the Orange Bowl. Full story...

White House press secretary Snow to leave in mid-September

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Tony Snow is leaving his job as White House press secretary on September 14th. An administration official says Snow is going to be replaced by his deputy, Dana Perino. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: From Denmark to Burgaw

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videoNiels Jorgensen's success story starts far from Burgaw in a small island village in Denmark. As a high-schooler Jorgensen went to South Carolina as an exchange student quickly falling in love with the American south. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Burgaw's train depot

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You've probably heard of places described as railroad towns -- that was Burgaw back in the day. Two decades after the last train rolled through, the old train depot still holds a prominent place in town. Full story...
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Nifong contempt hearing resumes

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A lab director who prepared a DNA report that failed to highlight evidence that would clear Duke lacrosse players of rape charges says it was just a misunderstanding. Full story...
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