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Archive - Aug 2013

Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Smithfield, Food Lion donate to Food Bank

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videoSmithfield and Food Lion donated 80,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. It will ultimately provide more than 300,000 meals to families in our area. Full story...
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NC panel dumps bid for trawler ban in sounds

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videoNorth Carolina's coastal fishing regulator is rejecting a proposal that would have banned shrimp boats from trawling in the region's rivers and sounds and forcing them into the open ocean. Full story...
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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

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videoA federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. Full story...
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Lane closures tonight on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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The NCDOT says there will be intermittent closures of both the east and westbound right lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge tonight weather permitting. Full story...
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Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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Topsail Beach celebrates 50th Anniversary this weekend

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video The fun kicks off Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Fantastic Shakers. Co-chair for the event Steve Smith stopped by the GMC studio to run through all the details. Full story...
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Residents near New River warned of loud explosions

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Officials at Camp Lejeune are warning nearby residents that they might hear periodic explosions as unexploded ordnance is destroyed. A spokesman says Marines are blowing up mostly old rifle and rocket grenades or mortar rounds used on the training ranges. Full story...
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