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Burr vulnerable, but leads possible challengers

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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A new poll shows incumbent Richard Burr leads potential Democratic challengers in the race for US Senate next year. But pollsters also say he is in about the same position Elizabeth Dole was before she lost to Kay Hagan.

Public Policy Polling found only former State Sen. Cal Cunningham, when respondents heard his two-sentence biography, was within eight points of Burr. Based on name recognition alone, Elizabeth Edwards and State Sen. Dan Blue were 11 points behind.

In a poll last month, Rep. Mike McIntyre trailed Burr by just five points.

Click here to see more results from the poll and how Burr stacks up against other potential challengers.

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A new poll shows incumbent Richard Burr leads potential Democratic challengers in the race for US Senate next year. But pollsters also say he is in about the same position Elizabeth Dole was before she lost to Kay Hagan.

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NC airport studying mysterious `goop’ in garage

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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MORRISVILLE, N.C. — A North Carolina airport has hired engineers to find out what causes a strange white goop to drip on some cars in a parking garage.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that Raleigh-Durham International Airport has paid more than $24,000 to settle claims filed by car owners since the garage opened in 2003.

Officials say the problem strikes only a few of the nearly two million cars that park there yearly.

Airport officials say the problem happens a few days a year and can’t be predicted.

One car owner whose vehicle was spattered two years ago says it looked like hundreds of birds had roosted above his car. The goop corroded paint and window coatings.

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

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A North Carolina airport has hired engineers to find out what causes a strange white goop to drip on some cars in a parking garage.

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New Hanover County program aims to keep teens fit, trim

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

One afternoon last week, 15 students at New Hanover High School were lined up in three rows behind Jordan Bost, a UNCW sophomore who led them in dance steps.

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Students arriving for NC government internships

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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RALEIGH — North Carolina students will arrive this week in Raleigh to start state government summer internships.

The Department of Administration says around 100 students are expected Tuesday. They were selected from undergraduate, graduate and law programs.

The intern program is 39 years old and is coordinated by the Youth Advocacy and Involvement Office.

Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin will speak to the group. Goodwin is a former intern.

The state said 714 students from 82 counties applied for internships. Interns are paid $8.25 an hour and their term ends July 31.

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

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North Carolina students will arrive this week in Raleigh to start state government summer internships.

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Suspect arrested in Southport murder

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

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Police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday’s murder in Southport.

Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said they have someone in jail, but he isn’t releasing any further information. The murder happened on West 11th Street.

Friday afternoon around 2:30, someone noticed Gladys Myrie’s broken window. The 62-year old was found inside, stabbed to death.

This is the first reported murder in Southport this year.

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Southport Police Chief Jerry Dove said they have someone in jail, but he isn’t releasing any further information. The murder happened on West 11th Street.

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