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Archive - Jan ___, 2013

NC gives Mecklenburg on mental health operation

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North Carolina's health agency has given Mecklenburg County another chance to prove it can operate its own managed-care organization to treat the mentally ill, instead of being assumed by a regional entity. The Department of Health and Human Services says Secretary Dr. Aldona Wos (vosh) told Mecklenburg County officials Wednesday they're getting another month to show it's prepared to run its Medicaid mental health services program. Full story...
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Building History: 5th Avenue Methodist Church

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video It's a beautiful church with art and architecture reaching back to the 1800s. 5th Avenue Methodist Church welcomes you, and we welcome them in this week's Building History. Full story...
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Lift of combat ban has some people worried

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videoA new decision out of Washington may mean more opportunities for women in the military. Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New bus company to offer late-night routes between downtown, UNCW

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videoA new bus company is trying to get more people downtown and says it's willing to go the extra mile to get you there. The new company Wilmington Transit is still in the planning stages, but founders say the route will be up and running by the end of March. Full story...
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CFPUA issues boil water advisory

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video The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority wants to remind you about tonight's water shutdown and precautionary boil water advisory. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mistrial, dismissal end case against mom in baby mauling death

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videoA Bladen County family can start the healing process after a judge ruled the 2011 death of a nine-day-old girl was an accident. Full story...
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Drill tests emergency readiness at area hospitals

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video An accident on I-40 is bad enough, but if it's a semi full of chemicals, it's much worse. That was the scenario for a readiness test of area medical facilities that took place today. Full story...
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CFPUA hoping to finish repairs before evening rush

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority now hopes to have traffic back to normal on Wooster Street before the heart of the evening rush. At about 3:30 p.m., CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill said crews were working on road repairs after fixing a water main break. He says all lanes of traffic on Wooster should be open by 4:30 p.m. Full story...
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Panetta opens combat roles to women

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videoSenior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war. Full story...
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NCAA announces problems with Miami investigation

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The NCAA is revealing that it has found "an issue of improper conduct" within its own enforcement program during its investigation into the compliance practices of Miami's athletic department. Full story...
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Charlotte might use other fund for stadium

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Charlotte officials are considering paying for improvements at the Carolina Panthers stadium without raising taxes. Full story...
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Cary wins appeal on sign lawsuit

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A federal appeals court has says the town of Cary did not violate a man's First Amendment rights when it fined him for a sign painted on his house. Full story...
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NC groups talk mobilizing efforts against voter ID

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videoGroups opposed to likely legislation at the General Assembly this year requiring North Carolina citizens to show identification before voting in person already are rolling out a plan to fight it. Full story...
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McCrory hosts reception as RNC leaders meet in NC

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The Republican National Committee is holding its winter meetings in the North Carolina city where Democrats re-nominated Barack Obama for president four months ago. Full story...
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BUCKLEY'S BLOG: Iceman cometh? Ice potential across NC Friday

It's looking more likely that Friday could feature some icy conditions for parts of North Carolina, even parts of Southeastern North Carolina.