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House passes bill making contractors in Iraq subject to U.S. courts

The House has passed a bill that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts.

Blackwater founder defends his company’s contractors in Iraq

The founder of a security firm that's come under scrutiny for its record in Iraq is vigorously defending the company.

Blackwater terminated security guards for a number problems

A report from a congressional committee shows private security contractor Blackwater USA has had to fire 122 employees over the past three years for a variety of problems.

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New Hanover school board decides against Plan A for elementary schools

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Flooding continues to be a problem along Canal Drive in Carolina Beach

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Snake lands on Mississippi woman as she opens her front door

A woman in Mississippi received a slithering surprise when she got home from work last week: a snake that had been lodged on top of her front door landed on her head.

Sen. Tillis: Trump to extend offshore drilling pause to NC

One of North Carolina's U.S. senators says President Donald Trump told him he'll add North Carolina to a list of states whose coastal waters won’t be subjected to offshore drilling for a decade.