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Archive - Aug 2009

NHHS still waiting decision about Jap Davis Field House

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The field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches continued to use the Jap Davis Field House until mid-July. Full story...
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Oak Island celebrates with flag raising ceremony

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Ten years ago Yaupon Beach combined with Long Beach in order to form the town of Oak Island. Congressman Mike McIntyre helped the town celebrate its ten-year anniversary Wednesday afternoon with a flag raising ceremony at the new South Harbour Fire Station. Full story...
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Frog population hops for joy over increase in rain

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videoAfter years of drought, the rains have returned to southeastern North Carolina. While this may be unwelcome to beach goers, its worked wonders for the area frog population. Full story...
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Condo project in Carolina Beach goes up for auction

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A Carolina Beach condo project will be up for auction on Friday. The Arcadius project is now bankrupt. The plan was to develop condos and a shopping complex, but town manager Tim Owens said the timing just was not right. Full story...
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North Carolina cashes in on the Clunkers program

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North Carolina ended up being one of the most popular states for the Cash for Clunkers program The transportation department said the program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and came under the $3 billion budget for the month-long program. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach eyeing a new bike path

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The town of Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to implementing a new bike plan. The plan calls for a bike path that would stretch from the Cape Fear River to the Jonnie Mercer's Pier. Full story...
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ATF report traces source of NC fireworks explosion

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A report from federal investigators indicates that electric igniters being pushed into fireworks exploded inside a truck in North Carolina, killing four crew members July 4th on Ocracoke Island. Full story...
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NC campus closing early for game riles workers

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Some of the more than 11,000 workers at the University of North Carolina are upset their work schedules are being altered to make room for a weeknight football game on the Chapel Hill campus. Full story...
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