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Here Now – Nonprofit promotes clean water worldwide

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

By Si CantwellSi.Cantwell@StarNewsOnline.com

For Doc Hendley, it wasn’t enough that he was in Darfur, Sudan, in the midst of an unfolding tragedy that by August 2004 had already claimed nearly 300,000 lives. Not enough that he was in Nyala, center of South Darfur’s aid operations and site of its biggest refugee camp.

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Slide downward continues for Perdue’s approval rating

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

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As the state’s budget woes continue, Governor Bev Perdue’s approval rating continues to slide.

A survey by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found just 25 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job the governor is doing six months into the job. That is down from a high of 44 percent in March.

Meanwhile, 55 percent of voters disapprove of her performance.

The poll blames the sharp drop on Perdue’s lack of a clearer policy agenda.

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As the state’s budget woes continue, Governor Bev Perdue’s approval rating continues to slide.

A survey by Raleigh-based Public Policy Polling found just 25 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job the governor is doing six months into the job.

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Longtime commissioner Bobby Greer won’t seek re-election

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

By Gareth McGrath,Gareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

Bobby Greer says that after nearly 20 years on the board, many of those years spent as chairman or vice chairman, he’s going to be turning in his nameplate.

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Stalled state budget could hold up area health agency

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Besides keeping decisions about classroom spending and new taxes up in the air, the delay in a state budget that should have taken effect July 1 also means local agencies depending on state money are waiting.

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NC police officer wakes family to escape fire

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

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SMITHFIELD, N.C. — A police officer on patrol in an eastern North Carolina town spotted a car burning in a carport and awoke a sleeping family so they could escape.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Tuesday that Smithfield police Officer W. Thomas Lee banged on the door and windows to wake the family early Monday.

Javier Ramirez, Maria Mejia and their two children escaped through a bedroom window. No one was hurt.

Fire had spread to the house attic and roof when firefighters arrived. Fire Marshal Paul Whitehurst says the fire started in the engine of the family’s car.

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

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A police officer on patrol in an eastern North Carolina town spotted a car burning in a carport and awoke a sleeping family so they could escape.

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