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Archive for October, 2009

Hearing on Easley and Democratic Party under way

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Gary D. RobertsonAssociated Press

The State Board of Elections immediately went into closed session Monday to discuss how it will investigate whether Easley’s campaign committee or the state Democratic Party broke campaign finance laws.

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NC DOT: Up to 3 months needed to clear rock slide

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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ASHEVILLE — Authorities estimate they will need up to three months to clear debris from a rock slide that has closed Interstate 40 in both directions at the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that three vehicles ran into the rocks within minutes of the slide, which occurred about 2 a.m. Sunday. Highway Patrol troopers say one woman suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

Joel Setzer is a division engineer with the state Transportation Department and says the freeze and thaw of recent rains could have contributed to the slide.

Setzer says geologists and geo-technical experts with the transportation department did a preliminary assessment and agreed with the engineers’ estimate of up to three months to clear the area.

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

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Authorities estimate they will need up to three months to clear debris from a rock slide that has closed Interstate 40 in both directions at the North Carolina-Tennessee state line.

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Horticultural therapist brings people, plants together

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Robby NelmsStarNews Correspondent

Phyllis Meole’s day begins early at the Ability Garden, located at the New Hanover County Arboretum.

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Government’s form will top Kure Beach candidates’ work if elected

Monday, October 26th, 2009

By Amanda HutchesonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

The candidates elected in November will face another issue in Kure Beach: the direction of the town government.

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Walkers raise money for arthritis foundation

Monday, October 26th, 2009

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Hundreds of volunteers walked this weekend to help fight arthritis. The Carolinas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation held the Fourth Annual Arthritis Walk at Hugh MacRae Park.

More than 300 walkers came to raise money, as well as awareness for a disease that affects more people than most think. Volunteer Angela Blackburn said, “People don’t realize that arthritis is a serious disease, and it affects more people than cancer, diabetes, and AIDS combined.”

“We know that nationally two thirds of the people who have arthritis are under 65, and there are 300,000 children in this country who have arthritis, and that’s children as young as a year old,” said Candice Fuller of the Carolinas Arthritis Foundation.

This year’s walk raised more than $20,000.

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Hundreds of volunteers walked this weekend to help fight arthritis. The Carolinas chapter of the Arthritis Foundation held the Fourth Annual Arthritis Walk at Hugh MacRae Park.

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