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Archive for February, 2009

Firefighter responds to hit-and-run call to find wife dead

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Amy Suzanne Kornegay, 30, of Watha, was struck by a vehicle and killed while walking along State Road 1318 at 6:14 p.m, according to Kenansville Highway Patrol.

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NC treatment needs shift from alcohol to drugs

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A federal agency says more North Carolina residents are seeking treatment for abuse of drugs such as cocaine and prescription painkillers.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that the trend marks a shift away from treatment for abuse of alcohol. The data came from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Wake Forest University pharmacology professor David Friedman says the trend shows what he knows — that substance abusers move from alcohol to harder drugs because they feel them more quickly.

Experts also say abuse of prescription drugs often begins when a patient gets powerful painkillers for a medical condition.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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A federal agency says more North Carolina residents are seeking treatment for abuse of drugs such as cocaine and prescription painkillers.

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More superstreet designs planned on U.S. 17 in Brunswick County

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

Two intersections on U.S. 17 are scheduled to be turned into superstreets this year, which will restrict left-turns and require drivers to make a right-turn onto U.S. 17 and use U-turn lanes to travel southbound.

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NC high school athlete dies during practice

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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WILSON — Authorities say a freshman high school athlete died at a North Carolina school, collapsing after a water break during basketball practice.

The Wilson Daily Times reported Tuesday that Anthony Dontra Eatmon died Monday at Hunt High School in Wilson. He was a member of the school’s junior varsity football and basketball teams, as well as the school chorus.

School Principal Joe Davis said Eatmon was ready to return to practice after warmup drills when he collapsed. Davis said there was no indication anything was wrong before Eatmon collapsed.

Eatmon was pronounced dead at Wilson Medical Center.

Classes opened Tuesday with an announcement about Eatmon and a moment of silence.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Authorities say a freshman high school athlete died at a North Carolina school, collapsing after a water break during basketball practice.

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Governor Bev Perdue is on a working vacation

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

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Governor Bev Perdue is on vacation this week.

Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton said he has been told that Perdue is out of the country, and he will be acting governor until she returns to the state.

A spokesperson for the governor said this will be a working vacation, and that Perdue and her husband had planned the vacation before the November election. She took office last month.

Perdue also promised during a campaign stop in Wilmington in October that she would hold the first of her town hall meetings as governor in New Hanover County in mid-January. That meeting never happened, and so far has not been scheduled.

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Lieutenant Governor Walter Dalton said he has been told that Perdue is out of the country, and he will be acting governor until she returns to the state.

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