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Archive for June, 2009

Park service asks for volunteer NC beach watchers

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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MANTEO, N.C. — The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers for a program of beach watchers to help prevent crime and vandalism along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore officials say the program is designed to help employees monitor inappropriate or illegal activities and promote good use of the park’s facilities.

Volunteers would be trained to help the park service watch for compliance with beach closures, crowding and unsafe conditions.

Community leaders and concerned park users helped create the program during discussions with park personnel about ways to prevent vandalism and encroachment on areas closed for rare bird
and turtle nesting.

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

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The National Park Service is recruiting volunteers for a program of beach watchers to help prevent crime and vandalism along North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

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New Hanover sheriff’s sergeant arrested for role in man’s arrest

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Veronica Gonzalez,Veronica.Gonzalez@StarNewsOnline.com

A New Hanover County Sheriff’s sergeant has been disciplined for failing to not identify himself to a 28-year-old man he arrested two weeks ago.

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Ballot for Wilmington City Council so far includes 8 candidates

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Patrick Gannon,Patrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

If history is a guide, Wilmington voters will have plenty of options on the 2009 city council ballot.

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Caswell Beach using habanero powder to outfox predators

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

By Amanda Wilson,Citydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The town is collaborating with the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center in Boca Raton, Fla., where the habanero pepper method was tested in 2004.

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Amazon.com doesn’t like NC sales tax proposal

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

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RALEIGH — Amazon.com has threatened to cut off sales commissions in North Carolina for referrals to the online retailer if a new tax proposal becomes law.

Multiple media outlets reported Thursday the Legislature is considering a way to collect sales taxes for so-called “click-through” transactions.

Web site operators posting links to the company about its products receive up to a 15 percent cut on sales. Lawmakers wants to use the arrangements to collect sales tax on the purchases.

Amazon wrote a letter saying commissions would end if the provision became law. Patty Smith with Seattle-based Amazon said North Carolina would be violating the U.S. constitution.

State Sen. David Hoyle said the state should collect sales tax on Internet sales just like it would for a brick-and-mortar store transaction.

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

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Amazon.com has threatened to cut off sales commissions in North Carolina for referrals to the online retailer if a new tax proposal becomes law.

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