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Archive for August, 2008

High risk of rip currents today at Pender, New Hanover beaches

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

The combination of long-period swells from Tropical Storm Fay and strong easterly winds will produce a high risk of rip currents today at Southeastern North Carolina beaches.

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Welcome, Freshmen. Have an iPod.

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Taking a step that professors may view as a bit counterproductive, some universities are doling out Apple iPhones and Internet-capable iPods to students.

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Swimming advisories issued for Banks Channel

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach is back under the microscope after water samples from a pair of monitoring sites came back above federal and state safe swimming standards.

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Kayakers, canoers must carry life vests

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Folks packing their canoes or kayaks for a leisurely paddle better make sure they start packing something else too.<br>A language tweak by the General Assembly means even non-motorized vessels must now carry one life vest per passenger.

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Update: 153 dead in plane crash at Madrid airport

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

MADRID, Spain | A jetliner heading to the popular Canary Islands vacation resort crashed during takeoff Wednesday, turning a wooded area off the end of a runway into a hellish scene of charred bodies and smoldering wreckage. Some 153 were believed dead – Spain’s worst air disaster in nearly 25 years.

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