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Archive for February, 2009

Fire that destroyed abandoned restaurant is under investigation

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

It took three fire teams six hours to quell a blaze that destroyed a vacant Depression-era restaurant near Snow’s Cut early Thursday morning. Firefighters stayed on the scene until 11 a.m., searching the debris for possible human remains.

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Car flips over on Running Deer Trail, occupants sent to hospital

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

Injuries have been reported in an accident involving a car flipped over into a ditch on Running Deer Trail, according to the North Carolina Highway Patrol. The vehicle landed on its roof just before 7:30 a.m.

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Leland tours Saturday designed to bridge old-new divide

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

The Saturday foray will begin with bus tours taking people from “old Leland” – Village Road and surrounding areas – and “new Leland” – mostly on U.S. 17 and N.C. 133 – through each other’s side of town.

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Perdue has concerns over state’s budget as problems get worse

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

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Governor Bev Perdue says the state’s budget problems are getting worse.

Yesterday she told most state agencies to cut nine percent of their budgeted amounts for the current fiscal year. Last month, she had asked for cuts up to seven percent.

In addition to declining revenues, the governor says the state is receiving $150 million less from the federal stimulus package than expected.

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Yesterday she told most state agencies to cut nine percent of their budgeted amounts for the current fiscal year. Last month, she had asked for cuts up to seven percent.

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Proposed coastal fund would pay to remove threatened oceanfront structures

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

last week the N.C. Coastal Resources Commission and its advisory board unanimously passed a resolution that could open the door to taxpayers helping with the removal of threatened oceanfront structures.

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