Archive - Jun 21, 2012
NC lawmakers agree how to close new Medicaid gap
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 9:05pm.

The Legislature has agreed on how to close an additional $75 million shortfall in North Carolina's Medicaid program by letting Gov. Beverly Perdue's administration tap into building repair money.

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Livengood named Laney head baseball coach
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:35pm.

UNCW graduate Aaron Livengood has been named the head baseball coach at Laney High School. Livengood replaces veteran coach Vern Barker who recently announced his retirement.

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Bid on guitars signed by James Brown and Whitney Houston, help families in need
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 3:50pm.

You can still help a local non-profit step up to help sick children and their families. Dare to Care for Children is auctioning guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston with proceeds helping those in need, and you can bid right now.

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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 3:41pm.

video Wrightsville beach's biggest surf competition will not happen this summer. The Reef Sweetwater Pro-Am was the second biggest surf competition on the entire east coast. Now the event that packs local hotels and stores each July is gone.

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Rip My Shred Stick Tour shares joys of surfing with kids
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 2:33pm.

Surf was up at Wrightsville Beach this morning, as the annual Rip My Shred Stick, a nationwide surfing tour, made its first North Carolina stop. The goal is to share the gift of surfing by giving young kids the opportunity to learn and compete alongside the pros.

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Senate approves fracking bill, sent to governor
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 2:24pm.

Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Governor Bev Perdue.

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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 2:14pm.

The North Carolina Legislature has agreed to a state government spending plan for next year that's now heading to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk.

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Lane closures next week on Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 10:38am.

Residents and visitors can expect more traffic than usual getting on and off Wrightsville Beach next week.

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