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Archive - Jul 25, 2012

NC schools' Atkinson testifies to Congress on cuts

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North Carolina's elected public schools cheerleader is on Capitol Hill describing the effect on education if Congress fails to restructure broad budget cuts coming at the end of the year. Full story...
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NC sets state record for film production spending

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North Carolina has set a record for in-state film production spending this year with five months left to go. The North Carolina Film Office reported Wednesday that 35 films in 30 counties have accounted for $300 million in spending this year. Full story...
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Hog farm ordered to pay for wetlands preservation

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A Columbus County hog farm operator has been ordered to pay $1.5 million in fines and restitution for violations of the federal Clean Water Act. Full story...
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NC ranks 34th in overall wellbeing of its children

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A new study ranks North Carolina s 34th in the nation in terms of the overall wellbeing of its children. Full story...
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House panel to examine allegations against LaRoque

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North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis says he will form a special committee to examine last week's federal indictment against a fellow legislator and recommend what action, if any, is warranted by the chamber. Full story...
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NC's Planned Parenthood gets federal funding

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North Carolina lawmakers refused to provide funding to Planned Parenthood, but the women's health organization has obtained a federal grant worth three times as much as the state refused to provide. Full story...
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County leaders talk sand, bans with Carolina Beach & Kure Beach

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video Leaders from both Kure Beach and Carolina Beach met this morning with New Hanover County Commissioners. The purpose of the special meeting was to discuss issues important to all communities, from dredging to smoking on the beach. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies bust marijuana grow house

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A New Hanover County man is in jail accused of running an indoor marijuana grow operation. Harold Monroe Becker Jr., 56, faces multiple felony drug charges. Full story...
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Third chicken tests positive for EEE in New Hanover County

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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 marks the third positive chicken in the last three weeks. Full story...
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Hickory boys basketball coach faces sex charges

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Police have arrested the boys basketball coach at Hickory High School and accused him of statutory rape and sexual activity with a student. Full story...
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"Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Headlines

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videoAndy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the smooth transition with the sheriff's department taking over animal control. Full story...
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Tennis tournament helps fund adoption agency

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videoPlaying tennis will help fund a local adoption agency. Have fun while making a difference for domestic and international children in need of loving homes. Full story...
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