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Archive for January, 2012

NC parks tie record for number of visits

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — State officials say visitation to North Carolina’s state parks and recreation areas tied a record level last year, with more than 14 million visits.

The state Division of Parks and Recreation says that matches the record set in 2009. Among 39 state parks and state recreation areas, 15 reported increases in attendance in 2011. Jockey’s Ridge State Park in Dare County reported the highest attendance at 1.3 million visits, down slightly from last year.

New amenities attracted visitors to some parks. For example, a 700-foot swim beach and picnic area at Lake James State Park opened for its first full season, and the park experienced a 70 percent jump in visitation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Perdue seeking loans for NC tornado victims

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week’s tornadoes.

Perdue said in a statement that she hopes to hear from the SBA early next week. SBA loans provide up to $200,000 to homeowners to repair and/or replace damaged property. Homeowners and renters would also be eligible for loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property.

Severe storms and tornadoes rumbled through western North Carolina Wednesday. In Burke County, 16 homes were destroyed and another 50 suffered some measure of damage.

Damage assessment teams from North Carolina Emergency Management and SBA were surveying losses on Friday.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wilmington Police end downtown standoff in arrest of murder suspect

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After several hours in a standoff, The Wilmington Police Department has arrested Andrew Bernard Adams, a murder suspect, at a house at 815 N. 6th Street.

According to Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evalgelous, Adams is suspected to be involved in the death investigation that began earlier Friday. Investigators discovered a woman’s body buried in the yard of a home at 1115 Cowan St. Evangelous says Adams is a convicted serial rapist.

According to Police Department spokeswoman Lucy Crockett, the US Marshal Violent Fugitive Task Force was attempting to serve a warrant to Adams when he barricaded himself inside the house.

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Here Now – UNCW grad learns, teaches in Georgia adventure

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

Brandon Raber took a job teaching English in the village of Zumi

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Brunswick County looks for suspected burglar

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

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