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Archive for November, 2009

N.C. Republicans decide to keep primaries open

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

Associated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Republican primaries in North Carolina will continue to be open to unaffiliated voters.GOP spokesman Jordan Shaw says the party’s Executive Committee overwhelmingly rejected a resolution that would only allow Republicans to choose the party’s nominees.

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Life Stories – Pastor helped elderly, aided offender restoration

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

By Lori Kennedy-StewartStarNews Correspondent

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Robinson Bailey was living in Waycross, Ga., when he realized his calling was to be a minister.Since that moment in 1989, Bailey has been pastor at more than seven churches.Bailey died Oct. 21 at the age of 66.

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Historic health care bill clears Senate hurdle

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

By DAVID ESPOAssociated Press

Invoking the memory of Edward M. Kennedy, Democrats united Saturday night to push historic health care legislation past a key Senate hurdle over the opposition of Republicans eager to inflict a punishing defeat on President Barack Obama. There was not a vote to spare.

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Church remodels house family thought it could never live in again

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

By Amanda Greene Amanda.Greene@StarNewsOnline

Amy King sat in her family’s Pine Valley driveway, dreading going inside.Her husband Aaron King and daughters Micah, 7, and Noel, 5, waited in the car with her. It was Nov. 3, Aaron’s birthday.

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Boiling Spring Lakes commissioners: Keep tax distribution same

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

By Ken LittleCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Boiling Spring Lakes commissioners left no doubt last week how they view a proposal to change the method of distributing sales tax revenues to municipalities.They passed a resolution requesting Brunswick County commissioners retain the current formula, which relies on population size, as opposed to a method based on property value.

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