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Archive - Aug 2011

AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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Pender moves home game vs. Whiteville after vandalism to field

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The Pender High School football team will play a home game away from home Friday because of damage to the football field. Full story...
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Water Quality Swimming Alerts issued in Surf City, Caswell Beach

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State officials today are notifying the public that testing at an ocean-side site in Pender County showed levels of bacteria exceeding the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality swimming standards. Full story...
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"The Big Talker FM" hosting special Monkey Junction Annexation show Thursday

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There have been so many folks that have been involved in this fight, yet the petitions are not coming in as quickly as they did in Southport. We really want to get the word out about this central location where folks stop by, talk with legislators and activists about this issue, and get information directly from the Board of Elections Director. Full story...
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School board may OK quick NC charter schools jump

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North Carolina is setting up a fast-track system to allow new charter schools to open in time for classrooms to open a year from now. Full story...
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Obama approves disaster declaration for NC

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President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina as the state recovers from Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it. Full story...
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Topsail soccer & volleyball both win.... Laney soccer defeats West Carteret

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video Topsail has one of the best 2-A soccer teams in the east. They've got an outstanding volleyball team too. Laney picked up another win on Tuesday. Click video to see it all on WWAY online. Full story...
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