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Archive - Aug 2009

Boxing Commission Overturns Donnell Holmes Boxing Decision

Pender County native Donnell Holmes may get another chance to fight Brian Minto. Call it Holmes-Minto II. Full story...

Veterans taking advantage of new G.I. bill

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videoNew perks from the GI bill have area service men and women giving more serious thought to higher education. Full story...
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Baby has toes chewed off by pit bull

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An Onslow County couple is charged with child abuse after their 4-month old child had his toes chewed off by a dog. Full story...
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St. James property owners unhappy with involuntary annexation

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videoAnnexation continues to cause anxiety among residents near St. James. After a weekend of protests, the Brunswick County property owners are not willing to become a part of another jurisdiction without having a say. Full story...
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New Hanover County property owners can expect tax bills soon

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videoNew Hanover County property owners will find their tax bills in the mailbox next week. Tax officials say dealing with the debt right away can help ease the burden on everyone. Full story...
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Bill one step closer to rid area waters of sewage

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The EPA has moved one step closer to passing a ban that would help rid area waters of sewage. The bill would prohibit boaters from dumping any human waste in coastal waters within New Hanover County. Full story...
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UNC students will soon be required to have health insurance

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Starting next fall, students at all 16 UNC schools, including UNCW, will be required to have health insurance. The plan has been in the works for years, but the UNC system's Board of Governors only recently approved the mandate. Full story...
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More than $50 million will help highway and bridge projects

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The governor has announced that more than $50 million will go to highway and bridge projects across the state. One of the projects includes replacing the bridge over Bear Branch Highway 130 near the Brunswick/Columbus County line. Full story...
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Will Rex Gore recuse himself from Tabor City shooting case?

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videoWe are expecting word any day now from the Columbus County district attorney, as to what charges, if any, will come out of a shooting in Tabor City last week. State Senator RC Soles said he shot a client of his who was trying to break into his home. Full story...
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North Carolina sales tax increase Tuesday

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One bill already on the books will affect our wallets starting Tuesday. The state's sales tax goes up a full penny Tuesday, bringing the total rate charged in most counties to 7.75 percent. Full story...
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Perdue signs all but 6 bills from NC Legislature

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue has only a few pieces of legislation left to consider before a bill-signing deadline. Full story...
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NC Cherokees adding golf course to draw tourists

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is joining the Cherokee Indians in opening a designer golf course as the tribe expands its tourist offerings around its Smoky Mountains reservation. Full story...
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NC urges motorists to buy plates to support zoo

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Officials in North Carolina are urging motorists to show their support for the state's zoo on the back of their cars. Full story...
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Congressman McIntyre talks health care, budget cuts, and stimulus money

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videoWhen Congress returns to Washington in a couple of weeks, it will likely be consumed by the debate on health care reform. But there are other important issues to be discussed in Washington that will have an impact on things here at home. Full story...
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Investigation continues in Ocean Isle parasailing accident

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The Coast Guard continues to investigate an accident Friday at Ocean Isle beach that killed two parasailers. The Associated Press reports the two women killed were... Full story...
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