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NC sterilization victims seek payments from state
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 11:43am.

Victims of a state-sponsored sterilization program and their family members are urging a governor-appointed task force to recommend financial compensation for the suffering they endured under North Carolina's discontinued eugenics program.

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Judge opens hearing on budget cuts, NC schools
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:48am.

A North Carolina judge is reviewing educational data to try to determine if the state's nearly $20 billion budget and other recent legislation allow every child to get the chance for a sound basic education.

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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:16am.

A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time.

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FIRST ON 3: Smoke from Pender Co. wildfire drifting all the way to Roanoke Rapids
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 9:55am.

Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Gary Corbet said brush fires to the south and east of Halifax County, which originated Friday, have pushed smoke so high it has managed to drift all the way to Roanoke Rapids and other parts of the Roanoke Valley.

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Belmont police rounding up 26 on drug charges
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 9:09am.

Police in Belmont have arrested 14 people on drug charges and are looking for 12 additional suspects after a three-month investigation into drug trafficking.

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Prosecutor in Zahra Baker case charged with DWI in Brunswick Co.
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:31am.

A chief assistant district attorney - and a lead prosecutor in the Zahra Baker case - was arrested early Tuesday in Sunset Beach and charged with driving while impaired.

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NC Girl Scout council eyes properties for sale
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 8:01am.

A 114-acre site in Guilford County will go up for sale as the regional council works to reduce costs and streamline operations.

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NC victims compensation panel to consider claims
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 7:36am.

North Carolina's Crime Victims Compensation Commission will review 50 claims totaling more than $1 million when it meets this week.

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Drought returns to central North Carolina
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 7:33am.

The state Drought Management Agency has issued a drought warning for much of central North Carolina, with rainfall levels nearly 6 inches below average for the year.

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Cumberland Co. barbers may improve clients' health
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 7:31am.

Barbers in Cumberland County are helping clients stay healthy by talking with them about the risks of prostate cancer.

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