Archive - Jul 2011
One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:42pm.

One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid.

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Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in New Hanover County
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:35pm.

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.

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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:17pm.

A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012.

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Mentally ill get support from feds
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 12:04pm.

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.

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North Carolina blaze kills firefighter, injures 10
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 10:08am.

A firefighter in western North Carolina has died after rushing into an office building fire that also injured 10 of his colleagues.

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Descendants of original Siamese twins hold reunion
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:53am.

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.

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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 9:09am.

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.

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Smithfield urged to tighten policies
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 07/29/2011 - 8:52am.

An independent audit of the town of Smithfield's accounting system criticizes policies that auditors say increase the likelihood of fraud.

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