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Archive for July, 2009

Rape trial begins for W.Va. teen in Brunswick County

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Kellen MooreKellen.Moore@StarNewsOnline.com

Jurors heard the first bits of information Wednesday in the trial of a West Virginia teen accused of raping a 12-year-old relative near Holden Beach last year.

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Air Force One museum won’t be landing in Wilmington

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

After considering a site near Wilmington International Airport, the Air Force One museum’s board of directors decided to build it in the Chicago area instead.

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Supreme court case offers hope to parents of special needs kids

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Vicky Eckenrode and Chelsea Kellner

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision about whether public school systems might be required to pay private school tuition for students with learning disabilities has prompted local parents to speak up.

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Distemper outbreak hits Brunswick shelter dogs again

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Saja HindiSaja.Hindi@StarNewsOnline.Com

Brunswick County’s animal shelter has suspended dog adoptions for at least two weeks after the discovery of canine distemper in two adopted dogs.

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Possible break in auto insurance rates

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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We could be getting a break on our auto insurance rates.

Under an agreement between the State Insurance Commissioner and the insurance industry, North Carolina auto insurance rates will be rolled back to levels of about three years ago and frozen until 2011.

State Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced the rollback Wednesday and said the agreement includes $50 million in refunds for private passenger policies.

The settlement with the North Carolina Rate Bureau eliminates the insurance industry’s 2008 rate increase of 9.4 percent and denies a request for a 1.4 percent increase this year.

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We could be getting a break on our auto insurance rates.

Under an agreement between the State Insurance Commissioner and the insurance industry, North Carolina auto insurance rates will be rolled back to levels of about three years ago and frozen until 2011.

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