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Archive for July, 2009

GE Hitachi uses recession to its advantage

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Jim BrummStarNews Correspondent

The recession may prove to be a blessing for GE Hitachi’s most advanced reactor design, providing more time for the technology to be approved by regulators.

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N.C. deputies find more than $3 million in marijuana in Pasquotank County

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Associated Press

Sheriff’s deputies pulled up nearly 3,000 marijuana plants Tuesday in Pasquotank County. Officers say the plants, which appeared to have already been harvested, are worth about $3.6 million.

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Local girls softball teams in the hunt for World Series

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

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The Brunswick County All Star 16-18 year old squad is headed to the World Series – the Dixie World Series, after 4 days of undefeated play.

Prior to Tuesday night the East Columbus Ponytails thought they might be punching a ticket to the Dixie World Series as well, but they lost to Montgomery County 1-0. The loss eliminated East Columbus from the competition.

Burgaw has a solid Ten and Under squad. The Angels tangled with South Fayetteville and won 7-2. The victory puts the Burgaw team in the State Championship Finals on Wednesday. If they beat Montgomery County, Burgaw will get their World Series ticket punched as well.

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videoThirty-two softball teams began play Saturday in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament. Half of the squads were eliminated prior to Tuesday’s play, but several teams from our area are still alive.

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GE Hitachi’s may get an advantage from recession

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

By Jim BrummStarNews Correspondent

The recession may prove to be a blessing for GE Hitachi’s most advanced reactor design, providing more time for the technology to be approved by regulators.

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Beach insurance reform advances

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

By Emery P. DalesioAssociated Press

RALEIGH | A plan to fix an underfunded coastal insurance program appeared ready to breeze through the state House after lawmakers concerned about balancing the interests of consumers and insurers refused to double the industry’s maximum liability from a catastrophic hurricane to $2 billion.

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