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Archive for April, 2009

ATV club takes steps to satisfy Brunswick County rules

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

The owners of a massive ATV club are working with officials to bring the four-wheelers’ paradise into compliance with local laws.

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Maritime museum building in Southport going up for sale

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

Thomas Harrelson is tired of being caught between the museum he loves and the state department threatening to shut it down. So he’s putting the building in downtown Southport up for sale.

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University of North Carolina to study solar paint

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL — What if you could paint your home with a special paint that would power for your house?

Scientists at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are going to work on just such an idea. A first-generation version has been created, but is far too expensive for most people.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Wednesday that the school has obtained $17.5 million in federal stimulus funds to try to make the idea affordable.

UNC chemist Tom Meyer is the lead investigator on a team of scientists who will work on the project.

Researchers from N.C. State, Duke, North Carolina Central and the University of Florida will work on the idea.

The team hopes to make solar paint possible and affordable. It also will study how to store solar energy for later use.

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

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NC congresswoman calls gay death case a `hoax’

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

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RALEIGH — A North Carolina congresswoman under fire for calling a gay man’s beating death a “hoax” says she should have selected her words more carefully.

Republican Rep. Virginian Foxx said during debate in the U.S. House that the Matthew Shepard case behind a hate crimes bill was a hoax. Foxx said Shepard wasn’t killed in 1998 because he was gay but because he was involved in a robbery.

The bill approved by the House would expand a federal hate crimes law to include acts motivated by sexual orientation.

Foxx later called her comments “a poor choice of words.”

Gay rights supporters were critical of Foxx. Georgia Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Foxx’s comments were “unreal, unbelievable.”

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

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A North Carolina congresswoman under fire for calling a gay man’s beating death a “hoax” says she should have selected her words more carefully.

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Coast Guard brings boy with appendicitis from cruise ship to hospital

Thursday, April 30th, 2009

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue helicopter transported a 3-year-old boy Wednesday morning from an offshore cruise ship to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

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