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Archive for January, 2010

Watchdogs – Feds move to put the squeeze on giant snakes – and keep them off planes

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Here are some recent excerpts from Cape Fear Watchdog$, the politics and government blog of the StarNews, which is maintained by reporters Chris Mazzolini, Gareth McGrath and Patrick Gannon.Read more of each blog post – and many others – at Watchdogs.Blogs.StarNewsOnline.com.

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Wilmington pawn shops stop taking tools in wake of construction depression

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By Wayne FaulknerWayne.Faulkner@StarNewsOnline.com

“Basically, it’s all about supply and demand,” said Bill Dawson, general manager of East Coast Jewelry & Pawn.

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N.C. Democrats must again overcome corruption rap

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By GARY D. ROBERTSONAssociated Press

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – For the past decade, North Carolina Democrats in charge of state government have been successful persuading the public they’re unlike fellow party colleagues who’ve ended up behind bars.

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Wilmington city council holds off on demolition of house built in 1898

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

The huge, century-old house at 205 Grace St. is on life support.

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Conservation, property rights clash over Oak Island docks

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

By Amanda WilsonCitydesk@StarNewsOnline.Com

Super-long docks have slowly crept over some of Oak Island’s picturesque marshlands, raising concerns among some residents and challenging the town council to balance conservation with the rights of private property owners.

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