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Archive - Jul 2011

Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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Verizon helps recycle electronic junk

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Drivers sat in lines at Verizon Wireless this morning not for the latest high-tech gadget, instead they were getting rid of their old stuff. Full story...
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Beach Water Quality Swimming Advisory issued for sound-side site in Brunswick County

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An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Brunswick County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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BB&T Jamboree set for August 12th

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Football practice all across the state officially starts on Saturday for high school football teams. That means it's about to be jamboree time in New Hanover County. The BB&T Jamboree will kickoff in Wilmington on August 12th. Full story...
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UNC AD steps down in midst of NCAA probe

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Butch Davis was fired on Wednesday. On Thursday the aftermath at UNC Chapel Hill continues with the resignation from director of athletics, Dick Baddour. Full story...
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NHSO nets robbery suspects, stolen weapons in sting

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies say they've caught two men accused of stealing weapons and jewelry from a house. Full story...
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Why Tropical Storm Don could be a GOOD thing for Texas

It might sound bad, but a tropical system heading right for your doorstep isn't always the worst thing. Take Texas for example.

Despite rainfall, new numbers still show extreme drought

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Rainfall over the past week has not done much to reverse the dry weather we've seen since Spring. Full story...
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Asheville area cell tower gets public support

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A 150-foot communications tower being designed to resemble a white pine tree will soar over the upscale Biltmore Forest suburb of Asheville if residents approve an upcoming test run. Full story...
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Greensboro parents tried to ensure child's safety

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The mother of an 8-year-old girl killed by a hit-and-run driver just outside Greensboro says she is upset by criticism that parental neglect led to her daughter's death. Full story...
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