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Archive for December, 2011

Virginia Tech says shots fired on campus

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

RICHMOND, VA (AP) — Virginia Tech says gunshots have been reported on campus, and authorities are seeking a suspect.

The university said in a Thursday post on Twitter that the shots were reported at the coliseum parking lot and that people should remain inside.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing gray sweat pants, gray hat with neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backpack.

A message left with the university was not immediately returned.

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President, first lady to visit Fort Bragg next week

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — The president and first lady are heading to North Carolina next week to talk to soldiers at Fort Bragg.

The White House said President Obama will give a speech Wednesday about his decision to finish the war in Iraq at the end
of the month and what it means for the nation’s future.

Obama plans to thank U.S. military members around the world and their families for the sacrifices they made to keep the country safe. He will be joined by his wife, Michelle.

The choice of Fort Bragg in North Carolina could be a strategic one for Obama. It will be his fourth visit to the traditionally Republican state since June. The president won North Carolina in 2008, and the state figures to be important in his re-election plans.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Reward offered in pelican deaths

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

The N.C. Wildlife Federation started the fund to reward anyone who contributes information

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N.C. opposes robo calls to cell phones

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

North Carolina opposes robo calls to consumers’ cell phones.

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Crews put out housefire at 5th & Meares in Wilmington

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Traffic was blocked at 5th and Meares Streets in Wilmington this morning as firefighters battled a house fire.

The Wilmington Fire Department says it took about half an hour to bring the fire at 1019 S. 5th Street under control. Firefighters got the call just before 8 a.m.

WFD says the people who live in the house got out safely, and there are no reports of injuries.

Investigators determined the fire was an accident. They are still working to figure out the cause. Crews contained damage to the upstairs, but there is smoke damage throughout the house.

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