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Archive - Sep 21, 2012

BY GEORGE: They sure were biting

US seafood landings reached a 17-year high in 2011, thanks in part to rebuilding fish populations, and the value of landings also increased, according to a new report released today by NOAA.

Parking space becomes park to raise green space awareness

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A downtown parking space was turned into a park of its own today. Park(ing) Day is an annual event that raises awareness the need for green space in cities. Full story...
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Mercury found in Camp Lejeune water plant pipe

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Camp Lejeune has shut down one of its water treatment plants after mercury was found in a pipe in the facility. Full story...
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Former Perdue fundraiser pleads guilty

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A former aide to North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor obstruction of justice charge related to secret salary payments received while working on the Democrat's campaign. Full story...
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President Obama falsely claims fast and furious program 'begun under the previous administration'

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Asked about the Fast and Furious program at the Univision forum on Thursday, President Obama falsely claimed that the program began under President George W. Bush. In actuality, the Fast and Furious program was started in October 2009, nine months into the Obama presidency. Full story...
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Customers arrive early for iPhone 5

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video The iPhone 5 is now on sale. In California people lined up as early as Monday to get theirs. Here in wilmington, they lined up too. Just not that early. Full story...
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Hagan introduces bill to reduce unnecessary regulations on farmers

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Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) introduced legislation yesterday that would eliminate a costly and redundant EPA regulation on pesticides. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless. The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month. Full story...
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NC firefighter charged with setting 6 fires

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A Robeson County firefighter has been arrested and charged with setting six fires over a two-year period. Full story...
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Legends of Tennis improves sports for disabled

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video The Legends of Tennis return to Landfall. While they're sure to put on a great show for fans, the tournament also impacts the community. Full story...
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