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Archive - Nov 2, 2009

As temperatures drop, heating becomes a concern for some families

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videoWith the temperatures dropping, it is time to start thinking about heating our homes. It can be costly, but there is help available for those who qualify. Monday was the first day for families to register for the Low Income Energy Assistance Program. Full story...
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Early voting numbers higher than expected

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Tuesday is Election Day and early voting numbers suggest a better turnout than expected. Despite a slow start, New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Bonnie Williams said more people came out to vote than in the last municipal election. Full story...
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Brunswick County kids learn core values with First Tee program

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Brunswick County kids are learning core values while playing golf. This fall, students at six Brunswick County schools are spending part of the school day at Cinghiale Creek Golf Course as part of the First Tee program. Full story...
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Holden Beach may be too sandy

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Holden Beach town officials have an interesting conundrum. Some parts of the beach have too much sand. In order to comply with town and state regulations, homes on the beach front are supposed to have walkways... Full story...
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NHC School Board, AT&T plan construction of cell tower behind elementary school

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videoPlans to build a cell phone tower near a local elementary school have parents hung up with health concerns. Monday, Murrayville Elementary School parents and neighbors are calling on county commissioners to stop AT&T from building the tower. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach begins plan for annual NC Holiday Flotilla

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With Halloween behind us, folks are getting ready for the next set of holiday celebrations. In Wrightsville Beach, that means the annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla. Full story...
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Researchers claim they have the winning combination to quit smoking

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Smokers trying to quit have a number of products to choose from: the patch, gum, lozenges, even a nicotine inhaler, but which one works best? Researchers from the University of Wisconsin claim to have the winning combination. Full story...
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Owners can now be fined for not picking up after their pets

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The City of Wilmington is now cracking down on waste; in the name of cleaner storm water. A new ordinance went into effect Sunday. Full story...
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No dumping: NC spurs companies to recycle waste

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North Carolina officials know some of the mountains of trash that are dumped daily could be useful to someone, if only interested parties could find each other. Full story...
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Coastal NC science program to begin new season

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The Know Your Park citizen science series for the North Carolina coast begins its third season with a discussion of "Raleigh After Roanoke." Full story...
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NC Chamber covers business's green landscape

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The North Carolina Chamber of Commerce is telling companies about the environmental issues ahead as green values burrow into the business mainstream. Full story...
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NC State students make plans to revitalize Kure Beach

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videoThe Town of Kure Beach is planning a makeover. Elected leaders have enlisted the help of some NC State students to help revitalize the heart of the town. Full story...
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Home made crafts enjoyed at Holy Cross Episcopal Church Oktoberfest

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October is over, but it went out with a bang at one church. The Holy Cross Episcopal Church hosted an Oktoberfest and Craft Fair on Saturday, the last day of the month. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: How tornadoes form

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videoWe do not usually think of tornadoes in November, but they can occur in any month of the year. That is why meteorologists always have to be ready. Full story...

City of Southport sees Pyrate Invasion

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Pirates invaded the city of Southport Halloween weekend. Dozens of pirates and militia from long ago came back to relive the town's rich history in the inaugural Pyrate Invasion. Full story...
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