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Archive for January, 2010

News conference to address updates in recent landlord killing, concealed death

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

New Hanover County’s district attorney and sheriff will host a joint news conference this afternoon to announce updates in two recent death investigations.

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Breaking news: 2 businesses close after Front Street building “shifts”

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

By Patrick GannonPatrick.Gannon@StarNewsOnline.com

Old Books on Front and Doublewide Skate & Surf Shop have been shut down after the building that houses them “shifted,” according to the deputy city manager.

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NC county lists obesity as top health concern

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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SALISBURY, N.C. — The top health concern in Rowan County: obesity.

The Salisbury Post reported Wednesday that local health officials must submit a health assessment to North Carolina officials every four years. The county health department told the Board of Health on Tuesday that obesity is the top concern, followed by access to health care and prenatal care, minority health disparities, access to dental care, tobacco use and teen pregnancy.

An assessment team found that about a third of children and up to three-quarters of adults in Rowan County are overweight or obese.

Some reasons for the obesity include: unhealthy eating habits passed across generations; large portion sizes by fast-food restaurants; a culture of “Southern cooking;” and busy
lifestyles.

The assessments must be submitted to the state by Friday.

Information from: Salisbury Post

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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The top health concern in Rowan County: obesity.

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Opening of NC port delayed because of slow cleanup

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. — Officials delayed the opening of a North Carolina port because crews haven’t finished cleaning up after a forklift operator accidentally punctured containers of the same explosive used in a Christmas Day airline bombing attempt.

No one was hurt when the containers were ruptured early Tuesday.

Officials said in a statement Wednesday that crews are using the “utmost safety” in cleaning the spill of pentaerythritol tetranitrate. The port was expected to open at 8 a.m. Officials
didn’t say when the port would open.

The cleanup is being performed under the direction of the U.S. Coast Guard.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Officials delayed the opening of a North Carolina port because crews haven’t finished cleaning up after a forklift operator accidentally punctured containers of the same explosive used in a Christmas Day airline bombing attempt.

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NC reservoir to be open to fishing, boating

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Anglers and boaters in North Carolina will soon be able to use the Randleman Regional Reservoir, courtesy of a new marina and fishing pier.

The News & Record of Greensboro reported the Piedmont Triad Regional Water Authority voted unanimously Tuesday to open the lake for boating and limited pier fishing on March 3.

The authority also approved Randleman Regional Reservoir as the official name of the lake and dam, which soon will provide drinking water to thousands of residents in Guilford and Randolph counties. Board members chose the name over Randleman Lake, saying the wanted to emphasize that the lake’s primary use is for drinking water, not recreation.

The lake will be open for fishing and boating from March through Nov. 30.

Information from: News & Record, http://www.news-record.com

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Anglers and boaters in North Carolina will soon be able to use the Randleman Regional Reservoir, courtesy of a new marina and fishing pier.

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