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Archive for July, 2009

Wilmington police search for man who robbed RBC Centura on Market St.

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Wilmington police are searching for a man who robbed an RBC Centura bank at 9:10 a.m. Friday, police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said.

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NC coastal group gets grant to engage citizens

Friday, July 10th, 2009

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OCEAN, N.C. — A North Carolina coastal group has won a foundation grant to help generate citizen interest in preserving water quality and sealife habitat.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awarded a $330,000, three-year grant to the North Carolina Coastal Federation, which is headquartered in Carteret County.

Foundation executive director Leslie Winner said the group’s donations to the coastal group over the years have created tangible results along the coast.

The coastal federation is a nonprofit organization that focuses solely on protecting and restoring the state’s coast. The Reynolds foundation is funded with income from trusts established by the Reynolds tobacco family and has given more than $442 million over
the decades since it was established in 1936.

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

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A North Carolina coastal group has won a foundation grant to help generate citizen interest in preserving water quality and sealife habitat.

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Man robs RBC Centura bank on Market Street

Friday, July 10th, 2009

Wilmington police are searching for a man who robbed an RBC Centura bank at 9:10 a.m. Friday, police spokeswoman Lucy Crockett said.

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Coyotes worry some visitors to forest near UNC

Friday, July 10th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Wile E. Coyote always led to laughs when he ran into the Roadrunner or Bugs Bunny.

But the News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that people at the Carolina North forest trail near the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill aren’t laughing at their encounters with real coyotes.

The school has posted signs warning that that more coyotes are being seen. Officials say people should be careful, especially if they have unleashed dogs.

The forest’s Web site says coyotes vigorously defend their dens and dogs will be at a disadvantage in any confrontation.

Tommy Galloway of Chapel Hill says he decided to turn around when he came across a coyote recently. He says he had never seen coyotes in the forest until earlier this year.

Officials say it’s hard to get a count on the number of coyotes in the area.

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

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Wile E. Coyote always led to laughs when he ran into the Roadrunner or Bugs Bunny.

But the News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that people at the Carolina North forest trail near the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill aren’t laughing at their encounters with real coyotes.

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NC lawmakers to consider fireworks law changes

Friday, July 10th, 2009

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RALEIGH — The North Carolina Legislature soon will consider changing the law following a Fourth of July fireworks explosion on the Outer Banks that left four workers dead.

Senate leader Marc Basnight’s office said late Thursday legislation will be unveiled next week designed to improve safety standards for the handling and transport of large amounts of
fireworks.

The bill is still being drafted, but it would make clear who can handle the pyrotechnics and direct the state fire marshal to provide oversight.

Basnight’s office said current law says “experts” are responsible for the fireworks but provides no details on what constitutes an expert.

Workers for a South Carolina company unloading fireworks from a truck died after a single blast at an Ocracoke Island marina. A fifth worker survived.

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

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The North Carolina Legislature soon will consider changing the law following a Fourth of July fireworks explosion on the Outer Banks that left four workers dead.

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