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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear

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video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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Victim says Columbus commissioner stole personal documents

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videoThe alleged victim claims chairman Giles Byrd broke into her house and stole personal documents. And it turns out Byrd has a history of charges ranging from misdemeanor stalking to assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment

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The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes. Full story...
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Strickland's car stolen and vandalized

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Just a day after Allen "Frog" Strickland posted a $1 million bond on charges of damaging property, the teen's car was stolen. Strickland's 2008 BMW was stolen from his home on Saturday according to Tabor City Police. The vehicle was recovered later in the day out in the county off of Fair Bluff Road. Full story...
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Columbus County Commission Chair arrested for stalking in SC

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video Columbus County Commission Chairman Giles Byrd was arrested and charged with stalking down in Horry County. Full story...
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Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number one is complete on the high school football scene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Friday night from around North Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strickland posts $1M bond two hours after hearing

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video Once again, a high bond won't keep a teen with ties to R.C. Soles behind bars very long. The 19-year-old with no job and no known source of legitimate income is on his way out of the Columbus County Jail after posting a $1 million bond. A deputy at the jail said at 12:40 p.m. Allen "Frog" Strickland was waiting to be fitted with a GPS device. He was released at 1:04 p.m. Full story...
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