As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 1:34pm.

Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation. The good news is, gas prices are going down. The bad news is, North Carolina's gas tax is going up.

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Judge dismisses Blackwater founder Prince from suit
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:45pm.

A federal judge has dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Town hall meeting planned on Pender fire Saturday
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:14pm.

The North Carolina Forest Service will be hold a "town hall" general information meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Ridge Fire and Rescue Department located at 109 Holly St. That's at the intersection of Highways 50 and 17.

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NC school board OKs delay to more classroom days
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:09pm.

North Carolina's statewide school board will allow schools to avoid adding five days to the school year, especially if the time is used to improve teacher training.

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Crews continue battling wildfires around region
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 11:15am.

Though a little rain last night provided a little relief, crews continue to battle wildfires all across the Cape Fear region.

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LUMINA NEWS EDITORIAL: All eyes on District Attorney and SBI in Soles investigation
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 9:14am.

It’s a sordid, messy and complicated set of sexual abuse accusations spanning decades. But they beg the question; did these crimes occur, and could one man rule over a town with so much power that he was able to prey on the community’s boys, apparently at will? Lawyered up or not, Mr. David, all eyes are on you, the State Bureau of Investigation and the A.G.’s office. It is time for the truth.

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NHSO investigates armed robbery in Castle Hayne
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:50am.

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating an early-morning armed robbery. Sheriff's spokesman Cpl. Jerry Brewer said it happened around 1 a.m. at 2407 Castle Hayne Road.

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Pender County issues water outage and boil water advisory
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:43am.

Water customers along NC 210 from Highway 117 to Running Deer Trail and along Highway 117 from the intersection of NC 210 south to Lucas Avenue served by the Rocky Point/Topsail Water System are advised that a broken 12" watermain has been temporarily turned off to conduct an emergency repair of the watermain that serves your area.

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PA teen killed in NC while going to football camp
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:40am.

A high school senior from Pennsylvania has been killed and his teammate injured in a shooting at a North Carolina shopping center.

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NC Gov Perdue signs gun-rights bill into law
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 7:26am.

North Carolina residents, motorists and workers will have more legal protection when they fire a weapon at an intruder.

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