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Archive for September, 2009

Lawmakers to discuss NC base water contamination

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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CAMP LEJEUNE — North Carolina’s two senators plan to meet with military leaders to discuss past water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

Republican Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan will meet Wednesday afternoon with Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. James Conway.

Burr has proposed a bill that would grant care at a VA facility to any veteran or family member who was based at Camp Lejeune and suffers from adverse health effects.

Water was contaminated by dry cleaning solvents and other sources at the base’s major family housing areas, and health officials believe as many as 1 million people may have been exposed
before the wells were closed 22 years ago.

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

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North Carolina’s two senators plan to meet with military leaders to discuss past water contamination at Camp Lejeune.

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NC city council unmoved on potbellied pig as pet

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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FAYETTEVILLE — A North Carolina family who wanted to keep a potbellied pig they said comforts their autistic son has failed to squeeze an exception out of city officials.

The Fayetteville Observer reported Wednesday that the city council deadlocked on a proposal that would have allowed Loopey to return from a ranch to its home in a city subdivision. The council considered giving the city manager authority to grant exemptions to the hog ban under conditions that included a doctor’s note saying the animal was needed to help treat a medical ailment.

Lisa Pia and Bobby Tibbetts say the pig is therapeutic for their autistic 8-year-old son.

Councilwoman Val Applewhite said resident hogs might hurt property values and generate bad odors.

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

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A North Carolina family who wanted to keep a potbellied pig they said comforts their autistic son has failed to squeeze an exception out of city officials.

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Wrightsville Beach residents to be surveyed on recycling

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Patricia E. MatsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.com

Wrightsville Beach residents will have an opportunity to help their town on Saturday, just by answering some questions about recycling options.

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Bladen County commissioners okay selling of euthanized cats

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

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Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes.

Bladen County has a history of having too many felines. Now they will be sold for $4 each to a biological supply company, and vet students will be able to practice on them. In the last two weeks Bladen County has euthanized 22 cats.

“This has nothing to do with inhumane treatment. This is at the end of the process. If the cats aren’t adopted out and they have to be put to sleep, then currently they are placed in the landfill,” said Bladen County Health Director Wayne Stewart. “Instead of putting them in the landfill, this way they can help teach students, high school and college and vet students that go to Carolina Biological Supply are used as cadavers.”

As of Tuesday night there were 38 cats at the Bladen County Animal Shelter and 20 dogs.

Commissioners also approved a rate increase for animal adoption from $15 to $25, which includes a rabies shot.

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Bladen County commissioners gave the okay Tuesday night to selling dead cats. County commissioners approved selling euthanized cats for educational purposes.

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Man shot by deputy died of single gunshot wound to chest

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

By Shannan BowenShannan.Bowen@StarNewsOnline.com

Alton Lawrence Walters, the man who was shot and killed Sunday night by a Brunswick County deputy, died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the medical examiner’s office in Jacksonville.

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