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Archive - May 2008

Early detection improves survival rate for kidney cancer patients

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More than 50,000 Americans will be diagnosed with kidney cancer this year, but these days, their odds of survival have improved thanks to earlier detection. Full story...
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Application Withdrawn for Topsail Humane Shelter in Hampstead

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videoIt had all the makings of a long, hot night in Burgaw. Pender County Commissioners were ready to tackle the issue of a new animal shelter in Hampstead. Residents were ready to block it. Then came the surprise nobody expected. The application for a special use permit was withdrawn. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Education Issues

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videoMany people think our country's future rests on how well we educate our children. There is growing concern that American children are falling behind. Full story...
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Local law enforcement agencies raise money for Special Olympics

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If you were driving down Market Street early this morning, you probably passed the 2008 Torch Run. Full story...
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Delgado trial update

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New Hanover County prosecutors interviewed their first witnesses today in the Tyrone Delgado trial. Full story...
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White Lake drowning update

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New information in the weekend drowning of a Bladen County boy at the White Lake Water Festival Full story...
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Resident organization hopes to stop Titan Cement plant

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videoConcerned residents spoke to county commissioners at a meeting today. While an official contract hasn't been signed, Governor Easley has officially announced Titan America's plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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NC-based brigade scheduled for another Iraq tour

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The Department of Defense says a brigade of paratroopers from Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division will return to Iraq later this year as part of a regular rotation of troops. Full story...
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NC Lawmakers to consider bill setting water usage rules

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North Carolina lawmakers will review new rules on water usage, just a year after the worst drought recorded in state history. Full story...
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Several states look into moving DXM behind counters

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Walk into any grocery store or gas station and you'll find plenty of it. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is a key ingredient in 120 different cold medicines. Full story...
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100 years of ineptitude... only in Philadelphia

When it happened Sunday afternoon, most people probably did not even notice.

Boy drowns at water festival

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The community of Elizabethtown is mourning the loss of a six year old boy after he drowned Saturday during the White Lake Water Festival. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Combat Fun Run

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videoThe Fort Fisher Air Force Base served as the backdrop for a combat fun run on Sunday. The event was a fundraiser for the local non-profit "Step Up For Soldiers" and proceeds will benefit the fallen soldiers memorial in Wilmington which will be dedicated next month. Full story...
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Big Greek Weekend

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videoYou wouldn't know Greek Fest was winding down today by the crowds of people who decided to stop by. Full story...
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Pender County Spring Fest

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videoIt was a beautiful day for a festival,and downtown Burgaw seemed to think so. The town's annual spring fest brought people from all over Pender County, and many stopped by to check out the good food and hand made crafts. Full story...
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