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Archive for September, 2009

Unemployment falls in Wilmington area below 10 percent

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

Unemployment in the Wilmington metro area fell below 10 percent in August for the first time since April, according to figures released Friday by the N.C. Employment Security Commission.

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No parasailing regulations exist, says professional association president

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Gareth McGrathGareth.McGrath@StarNewsOnline.com

The president of the country’s biggest parasailing association said Friday that there’s no standard training or operating guidelines for his industry.

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Political rhetoric at boiling point

Friday, September 25th, 2009

By Amanda GreeneAmanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline.com

While the current “breakdown of reasoned discourse” in U.S. politics is nothing new, it is seemingly louder than in past years.

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NC residents to learn about offshore wind power

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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BUXTON, N.C. — North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state leaders are on hand as an Outer Banks community is introduced to the idea of massive offshore wind farms.

The governor and state Senate leader Marc Basnight of Dare County are attending a public meeting Friday in Buxton on the potential for coastal wind energy.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are expected to describe a new study that found parts of the coast and Pamlico Sound could generate industrial-scale wind energy. UNC researchers are expected to discuss the potential impacts of a wind farm on the coast’s economy, quality of life, and environment.

Wind generates about 1 percent of the country’s electricity, but is the fastest-growing type of renewable power.

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

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue and other state leaders are on hand as an Outer Banks community is introduced to the idea of massive offshore wind farms.

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Hacker hits UNC-CH study data on 236,000 women

Friday, September 25th, 2009

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Computer specialists at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus say a hacker may have accessed the personal data of 236,000 women in a mammography research study.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Friday that the Social Security numbers of more than half of the study participants at UNC-Chapel Hill may have been exposed.

The unauthorized access was detected about two months ago, but computer forensics experts say it may have happened up to two years ago.

University Radiology Department chairman Matthew Mauro say there’s no evidence that any information has been removed, but no one is sure.

Computer forensic experts don’t know who did the hacking or whether data was downloaded.

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

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Computer specialists at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus say a hacker may have accessed the personal data of 236,000 women in a mammography research study.

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