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Archive - Aug 2009

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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Crowd gathers at St. James to protest annexation

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A crowd of more than 100 people gathered to express their opposition to annexation plans by the Town of Saint James this weekend. Full story...
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Volunteers fill UNCW to help Stop Hunger Now

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An army of helping hands went to work at UNC-Wilmington this weekend in an effort to feed the hungry. The school was one of several university sites that participated in the Million-Meal Week. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: Naming hurricanes

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videoAfter a quiet start to the hurricane season, we have really been flying down that list of names recently. Have you ever wondered where those names come from? Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in this week's edition of Atmosphere Academy. Full story...

Strickland arrested again

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A Tabor City boy with ties to State Sen. R.C. Soles was in jail Sunday for the second time in less than a week. Thursday Allen Strickland wound up in jail accused of setting fire to a house Soles bought him. Sunday the 17-year-old was back behind bars because of his car the Senator paid for. Full story...
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Dolphins Release Former Hoggard Kicker

One of the Barth brothers is out of a job for the second time in a month span. Hint, it's not Casey, the current starter for UNC. Full story...