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Archive - Aug 5, 2009

State budget about ready for approval

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videoThe much-delayed state budget is ready for the Governor's signature. After weeks of going back and forth, the House and Senate cast their final votes. Governor Perdue says she will approve the budget by the end of the week. Full story...
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To re-tweet or not to re-tweet, that is the question

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videoWhen a person posts on Twitter, they probably expect it to be read by other Twitter subscribers. But a new trend is popping up in which other media outlets are re-posting their 'tweets'. Full story...
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Altercations between Soles and clients keeping police busy

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videoSenator Soles has a rocky relationship with many of his clients, as proven by dozens of police reports, just in the last year.

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Mothers-to-be concerned about midwives

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videoMothers-to-be in the Cape Fear region are asking where their midwives are. Women who used the two certified nurse midwives at Carolina OB/GYN were surprised to recently find out the midwife service there is no longer available. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Disputing credit card charges

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videoIn today's Troubleshooters Report, how to get a disputed charge resolved with your credit card company. Robert Pfeffer thought he went through the proper channels to dispute a charge from a home warranty company, but the credit card company wouldn't budge. Full story...
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Budget includes funding for CFCC Marine Tech program

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Cape Fear Community College can rest a little easier. The state has included funding for the Marine Technology offshore training program in the new budget. Full story...
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The effects of an increase in the sales and sin tax

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One part of the state budget that will inevitably affect everyone is the one percent sales tax increase. That hike may seem insignificant to some, but even a dime here and there can add up.

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Probation officers catch break, may hire more officers

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One sector that may be getting some good news is the Department of Corrections Probation and Parole. After struggling for some time to keep up with increasing case loads, probation officers may catch a break. Full story...
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