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Archive - Jun 21, 2012

Bid on guitars signed by James Brown and Whitney Houston, help families in need

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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. Full story...
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Loss of surf tourney wipes out big bucks for Wrightsville Beach

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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. Full story...
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Rip My Shred Stick Tour shares joys of surfing with kids

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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. Full story...
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Senate approves fracking bill, sent to governor

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Legislation to legalize fracking in North Carolina is now in the hands of Governor Bev Perdue. Full story...
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NC budget deal receives final legislative OK

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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. Full story...
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Lane closures next week on Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

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Residents and visitors can expect more traffic than usual getting on and off Wrightsville Beach next week. Full story...
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High court throws out FCC indecency policy

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The Supreme Court has thrown out fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television. Full story...
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Perdue aide speaks to NC Senate panel over letters

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A senior adviser to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says he regrets how changes to letters under a Department of Transportation executive's signature were handled, but he says there was no attempt to deliberately mislead lawmakers. Full story...
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Forest Service probe planned of Croatan fire

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The US Forest Service says it will investigate why a controlled burn got out of control and scorched 21,000 acres of the Croatan National Forest in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Cumberland schools add ban on bullying

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The Cumberland County school board has approved a ban on bullying as part of the student code of conduct. Full story...
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