Garner daycare center closes after lead found
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 7:13am.

A Garner daycare center has closed after county inspectors found hazardous levels of lead paint inside.

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NC woman lobbies DC against Medicaid budget cuts
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 7:02am.

A North Carolina woman is hoping to lobby President Obama and Congress away from considering cuts to the Medicaid program that pays health care costs for the poor and disabled.

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Perdue visiting Cary firm's HQ for jobs unveiling
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 7:00am.

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue is planning to be on hand for a jobs announcement at the world headquarters of a privately owned company that makes products for manufacturing companies.

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Wayne Co.'s mid-year meth site count passes 2010
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:58am.

Wayne County officials say they have responded to more methamphetamine labs this year than in all of 2010.

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Carolinas blood supply low as fewer donate
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:55am.

The sluggish economy is affecting blood supplies in the Carolinas, where donors are failing to meet the anticipated demands.

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Former NC Peak Fitness execs face fraud charges
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:42am.

Two former executives of the bankrupted Peak Fitness in Charlotte have been charged with fraudulently obtaining loans from Wells Fargo and Wachovia.

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Greenville police blame gangs for 7 shootings
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Tue, 07/12/2011 - 6:39am.

Police in Greenville say an ongoing gang war is behind seven recent shootings and several home invasions.

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Strickland arson retrial begins
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 5:27pm.

video A former client and friend of Senator R.C. Soles was back in a Columbus County courtroom today. Allen 'Frog' Strickland is accused of burning his own home and then trying to collect from his insurance company. More than 50 people were called forward for jury duty Monday to see who would be selected to take part in the arson retrial.

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New hospital in Brunswick County set to open July 31
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 3:40pm.

video If you've traveled Highway 17 in Brunswick County recently, you've probably noticed a new hospital near Bolivia. On July 31, the Brunswick Novant Medical Center opens for the treatment of patients.

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WPD won't release info in Pine Valley murder
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 07/11/2011 - 2:03pm.

Carol Ann Johnson was found dead in her Pine Valley Drive home lask week by her fiance more than a week ago. Wilmington police still won't release the cause of death or any other details from the autopsy because they say it could hinder the investigation.

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