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Archive - Jul 2011

Swimming advisory lifted near Southport city pier

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted a water quality swimming advisory for a sound-side swimming area in Brunswick County. Full story...
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One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled

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One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid. Full story...
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. This raises concerns about the mosquito-borne disease making its way into the human and equine populations. Human incidence of EEE is rare, but it is a dangerous disease. Full story...
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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012. Full story...
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Mentally ill get support from feds

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The US Justice Department says North Carolina must find homes for the mentally ill in communities and stop housing them in adult care homes where residents describe their lives as regimented and boring. Full story...
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North Carolina blaze kills firefighter, injures 10

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A firefighter in western North Carolina has died after rushing into an office building fire that also injured 10 of his colleagues. Full story...
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Descendants of original Siamese twins hold reunion

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Descendants of the original Siamese twins are having their annual family reunion, which marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Eng and Chang Bunker. Full story...
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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear

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As leaders in Raleigh finish up their legislative session and the folks in Washington wrangle about the debt ceiling, jobs seem to be disappearing in southeastern North Carolina. The newest numbers just released by the Employment Security Commission show the unemployment rate jumped in each of the five counties in our area from May to June. Full story...
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Smithfield urged to tighten policies

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An independent audit of the town of Smithfield's accounting system criticizes policies that auditors say increase the likelihood of fraud. Full story...
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Cary man's sign to come down, lawsuit continues

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A sign that sparked a free speech legal battle in Cary will be removed - but the war continues. Full story...
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Burning ban still in effect as NC drought lingers

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The NC Forest Service is reminding residents in 19 counties that a burning ban issued in June remains in effect. Full story...
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NC court to hear lawyers on Edwards sex tape case

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An Orange County Superior Court judge is set to hear arguments over the disclosure of material in the civil lawsuit involving John Edwards and a purported sex tape. Full story...
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Descendants of original Siamese twins hold reunion

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Descendants of the original Siamese twins are having their annual family reunion, which marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Eng and Chang Bunker. Full story...
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NC expands motorist help from Charlotte to Raleigh

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Drivers on the interstates between North Carolina's two largest cities can now worry a little less about flat tires, stalled vehicles and other traffic headaches. Full story...
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Elderly man found stabbed to death in Lillington

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Police have arrested a Lillington teen in the death of an 82-year-old Army veteran who neighbors said was trying to help the younger man. Full story...
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