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Archive - Jul 2009

Feds subpoena former NC governor's staff e-mails

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Federal investigators have issued subpoenas for communication between former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley's staff and the Division of Motor Vehicles in preparation for a grand jury session next week. Full story...
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Woman charged after NC boating death

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A woman has been charged with boating while impaired after the death of a man who got out of a boat to help set an anchor on a North Carolina coastal waterway. Full story...
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Coyotes worry some visitors to forest near UNC

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Wile E. Coyote always led to laughs when he ran into the Roadrunner or Bugs Bunny. But the News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that people at the Carolina North forest trail near the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill aren't laughing at their encounters with real coyotes. Full story...
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NC coastal group gets grant to engage citizens

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A North Carolina coastal group has won a foundation grant to help generate citizen interest in preserving water quality and sealife habitat. Full story...
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NC lawmakers to consider fireworks law changes

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The North Carolina Legislature soon will consider changing the law following a Fourth of July fireworks explosion on the Outer Banks that left four workers dead. Full story...
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Committee passes fix for coastal insurance program

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There is some new hope for coastal county homeowners. The House Finance Committee has passed a patch for the underfunded Beach Plan, a vital insurance provider in coastal counties. Full story...
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Apartment tenants getting some relief from American Red Cross

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Wilmington residents picking up the pieces from Monday night's flooding are getting some help from the American Red Cross. Full story...
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Local family awaiting state's decision on budget

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videoThe state budget situation has created a lot of uncertainty, especially for a local family waiting to hear what lawmakers in Raleigh are going to do. Max Weavil is completely disabled and if programs like Medicaid get cut, the Weavil family may be forced to pay thousands of dollars per month out of pocket for Max's medication and supplies. Full story...
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Ed Kramer remembered, laid to rest on Thursday

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videoSergeant First Class Ed Kramer served his community as a firefighter and gave his life serving his country as a National Guard soldier. On Thursday, hundreds gathered to say their final good-byes to their friend, co-worker, and loved one. Full story...
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Police close Carolina Beach Road after fatal accident

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A fatal car accident on Carolina Beach road stopped traffic for a good part of the day. Police said the accident took place around 11:45 when a blue Ford Taurus traveling south on 421 ran off the side of the road. Full story...
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