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Woman accused of shooting boyfriend appears in court
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:41pm.

The New Hanover County woman accused of killing her boyfriend had her first day in court Wednesday.

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Man sentenced six months probation in "mile high" case
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/08/2007 - 3:38pm.

Remember the "mile high" case? Sentencing happened Wednesday. In May Carl Persing was found guilty of interfering with a flight attendant by intimidation.

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New legislation ups landfill fees
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/06/2007 - 11:18am.

Last week state lawmakers passed legislation that would make it tougher for new landfills to be built in North Carolina. Many people are happy about the environmental benefits of the measure that now awaits Gov. Easley's signature to become law. But those benefits could eventually cost you more money.

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Brunswick County may get new assistant DA
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 08/01/2007 - 4:00pm.

Brunswick County may be getting a new assistant district attorney. The new State budget includes money for 30 new North Carolina assistant district attorneys. This according to Brunswick County District Attorney Rex Gore.

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Deadline looming for state budget approval
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 07/27/2007 - 3:23pm.

The deadline is looming for state lawmakers to approve a final budget for next year. The $20 billion State budget proposal could bring about several changes. The temporary quarter cent sales tax increase will likely become permanent.

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Lawmakers reach tentative deals on spending, taxes, Medicaid
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 10:13am.

House and Senate negotiators have reached tentative agreements on a two-year budget that would make a "temporary" sales tax increase permanent and let counties raise additional taxes for school construction and infrastructure.

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Lawmakers give last approval to ban new hog lagoons in N.C.
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 07/26/2007 - 9:41am.

The Legislature gave its final approval this afternoon to a bill that will outlaw almost all new hog lagoons in North Carolina. Only Governor Mike Easley's signature is left to turn the measure into law.

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Bill would tighten rules on new landfills
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 4:19pm.

videoA bill in the State Senate would tighten rules on new landfills. State senators are scrambling to approve a final version of bill 1492 before a landfill moratorium expires August 1. The moratorium has prevented new landfills from being built in the past year. The bill has been delayed because lawmakers cannot come to an agreement on exactly what to include in it.

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NC AG: MySpace finds 29,000 sex offenders on its Web site
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 2:33pm.

MySpace.com has found four times as many registered sex offenders on its social networking site than it cited two months ago.

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House committee forwards renewables-efficiency bill
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/24/2007 - 10:16am.

A House committee has approved a bill to require North Carolina utilities to serve their customers with a set amount of renewable fuel and energy efficiency.

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