Cell Phones
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UPDATE: Murrayville Road cell tower meeting continued
Submitted by Hannah Patrick on Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:53pm.

video Homeowners upset about a possible cell phone tower in their backyard took their concerns to the New Hanover County planning board Thursday night. T-Mobile's plan to build a 150 foot cell tower off of Murrayville Road brought out quite the crowd to Thursday's public hearing.

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NC Criminal justice changes could mean more prisoner penalties
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Fri, 06/27/2014 - 6:35am.

North Carolina lawmakers have given preliminary approval to legislation that would prevent prisoners from using cellphones and make it easier for state crime laboratory workers to testify.

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Some 911 cellphone calls lack accurate information
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/03/2014 - 4:16pm.

A coalition pushing a federal agency to update wireless technology for emergency callers is pointing to problems in North Carolina to raise awareness of the issue.

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Mobile apps, gadgets give parents control over kids' phone, safety
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:15pm.

videoThe school year is getting underway, and with all of the new, high-tech phones on the market, school offices will soon be filling up with confiscated devices. So what can you do to keep your student safe and out of trouble when it comes to cell phones?

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Company will not build tower along Market Street
Submitted by StarNewsOnline.com on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 11:07am.

videoA South Carolina company has decided not to pursue its bid to build a 190-foot cell phone tower at 7238 Market St.

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Ogden neighborhood not happy about cell tower plan
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 09/26/2012 - 4:12pm.

video A new, nearly 200-foot cell phone tower is on the horizon if New Hanover County approves a special-use permit. But it won't reach the sky if some residents have anything to say about it.

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Verizon unveils details on new data sharing plan
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/12/2012 - 7:57am.

Share Everything Plans include unlimited voice minutes, unlimited text, video and picture messaging and a single data allowance for up to 10 Verizon Wireless devices. In addition, the Mobile Hotspot service on all the devices is included in the Share Everything Plans at no additional charge.

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First NC town bans cellphones while driving
Submitted by Allyson Lorick on Tue, 03/27/2012 - 6:42am.

Chapel Hill will be the first North Carolina community to ban using cellphones while driving when a local ordinance takes effect in June.

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Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/30/2011 - 3:42pm.

After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards.

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Local drivers doubt cell phone ban while driving
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 10:47pm.

video The National Transportation Safety Board says after completing its investigation into a deadly car crash in Missouri, it found that texting caused the accident that killed two people and injured 38 others. The NTSB is now recommending that every state ban the use of cell phones, hand-held or hands free, behind the wheel. Drivers in Wilmington say they don’t think it will work.

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