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Pender County News

Governor's panel hosts meeting on offshore energy tonight

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Gov. Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel wants to hear it. The panel is holding a public forum tonight at 5:30 at the Hilton Riverside on Water Street in Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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School districts announce makeup days

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video This week's winter weather gave students in our viewing area a nice break from school, but now it's time to make the snow days up. Full story...
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Coastal NC home sales perk up

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Wilmington area home sales – those in New Hanover, Pender and northern Brunswick counties, totaled 4,540 in 2010 compared to 4,361 in 2009 - reports the Triangle Business Journal. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Conditions improving as sunshine returns

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Road conditions will continue to improve as sunshine warms road temperatures throughout the region.

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Four County EMC monitoring forecasts, preparing for winter storm

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Four County EMC employees are on standby and ready to restore power as quickly as possible if outages should occur as a result of the winter storm. Because crews are located in the communities they serve, restoration crews are always on-site and can begin work immediately. Full story...
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Opinions on offshore energy welcome

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If you have an opinion on offshore energy, Governor Bev Perdue's Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy wants to hear it. Full story...
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Rabon takes oath, makes history

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History today in North Carolina's 8th Senate district. Sen. Bill Rabon was sworn into office at the Brunswick County Court House. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voters favor elimination of End-of-Grade Tests

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videoWhile the North Carolina State Board of Education works on revising its student testing methods, a majority of voters said they favor implementing one nationally recognized test, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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UNCW to host public meeting on offshore energy

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Gov. Bev Perdue’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy will hold three public outreach meetings, Jan. 10, 2011 through Jan 12, 2011, as it seeks to evaluate offshore energy options and recommend to the governor a comprehensive offshore energy strategy. Full story...
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Nature Conservancy plans burns in the Southeast Coastal Plain

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Longleaf pine need regular fire to survive and thrive. So do carnivorous plants like venus flytraps and pitcher plants. In fact, many of the southeast coastal plain’s most important residents are fire dependent. That's why The Nature Conservancy will once again be conducting burns at its coastal preserves during the winter and early spring months. Full story...
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Boy spends days in cold to help animals in shelter

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video Twelve-year-old Ari Garsh is spending his Christmas break collecting supplies for animals in the Pender County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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Area hospitals get report card; Some grades good - many "average"

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A recent study done by a healthcare information service company points to some strong points and apparent deficiencies in the quality of care offered by area hospitals - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Ben David, ADAs take oath; say goodbye to Jon David

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For the third time in six years, District Attorney Ben David has been sworn into office. He took an oath this afternoon before a packed courtroom to serve New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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Rabon elected Republican Freshman Senate Leader

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Senator-Elect Bill Rabon was unanimously elected Freshman Leader by the 13 freshmen Republican Senators-Elect at the recent Republican Senate Caucus meeting in Raleigh. Full story...
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Fur Ball benefits area animal shelters

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Dust off that tux or little black dress to help kick your holiday season off in style. You can spend a night on the town to provide many nights of safety for homeless dogs and cats. Full story...
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