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Archive for February, 2009

Crossroads: N.C. law would make drivers put phones away

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

At least three bills have been filed this session seeking to ban drivers from text messaging.

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Woman dies in Interstate 40 accident

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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A woman died, and another was injured in a car accident off I-40 in Duplin County late Saturday afternoon.

A white Jeep Liberty was traveling eastbound when it drove off the road; it collided with a tree and then landed in a ditch.

A woman traveling in the car died, and another was rushed to Duplin County Hospital. It is unclear at this time who was driving. The identities of the passengers haven’t been released.

The accident is under investigation with state highway patrol.

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A woman died, and another was injured in a car accident off I-40 in Duplin County late Saturday afternoon.

A white Jeep Liberty was traveling eastbound when it drove off the road; it collided with a tree and then landed in a ditch.

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Residents meet to discuss group home in Navassa

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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The fight continues to keep a group home from moving into a residential neighborhood in Navassa.

Residents met again Saturday night to protest the proposition of a level-four group home in town.

One of the residents asked a lawyer to attend to consult residents on their next step. “We know with an entity like this going in, the citizen should have been notified. We do not think it was by choice, we think it was deliberately,” said Ella Beatty, one concerned resident.

Town council already approved it, but residents say there’s already the strategic behavioral health center in Leland, which offers several kinds of treatment to kids ages 12 to 17.

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The fight continues to keep a group home from moving into a residential neighborhood in Navassa.

Residents met again Saturday night to protest the proposition of a level-four group home in town.

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Having a healthy heart on Valentine’s Day

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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Dozens showed their support for heart-health on Valentine’s Day by wearing red to the Fifth Annual Heart Disease Luncheon.

Everyone walked away with information on how to lead a healthy life. Many sponsors also supplied some heart healthy food for attendees to take home.

“Take it back to their daily lives, eat better, rest more, reduce the stress, exercise and by all means get comfortable with your doctor and have a dialogue,” said Cynthia Brown, the executive director of NHC Community Action.

Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in women in the United States.

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Dozens showed their support for heart-health on Valentine’s Day by wearing red to the Fifth Annual Heart Disease Luncheon.

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Festival wraps up week of inter-cultural events

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

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The 16th Annual Inter-Cultural Festival on UNCW’s campus culminated a week’s worth of events celebrating our differences.

The festival was an opportunity to view cultures from around the world without ever having to get on a plane. Dozens set up tables to share food and information about their country and even more performed to showcase cultural pride.

“Part of being a global citizen is accepting differences, embracing differences, it’s crucial. The most wonderful thing is that everybody here today is celebrating those differences and wants to partake on them,” said Denise DiPuccio.

This free event was aimed at encouraging the community to understand diversity.

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The festival was an opportunity to view cultures from around the world without ever having to get on a plane. Dozens set up tables to share food and information about their country and even more performed to showcase cultural pride.

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