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Archive for May, 2012

Teen escapes, grandmother dies in Pender blaze

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A 17-year-old girl was able to escape a house fire in Willard

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Lightning causes house fires in Oak Island

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Lightning strikes are responsible for at least three fires in Oak Island overnight.

The Oak Island Fire Department tells us that one of the structure fires is a vacation home and is a total loss for the homeowners.

The fire broke out around 11:00 p.m. last night at 6903 West Beach Drive when neighbors called dispatch to report smoke coming from the house.

No one was there at the time of the fire, and no nearby structures were effected. The Oak Island Fire Department says the homeowners are being notified by their realty company.

There were also two other weather-related fires in Oak Island last night. One was at 118 Southeast 7th Street, and another at 7501 East Beach Drive.

Emergency crews from Oak Island and Yaupon Beach responded to the fires around 9:15 p.m. Both Southport and St. James fire crews were also dispatched.

No serious damage was caused to either of those two structures.

All three of the overnight fires were contained and extinguished soon after the calls were received.

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Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

The town of Leland will have an open house from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday

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Brunswick County Animal Services could see changes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

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NC child safety task force makes recommendations

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – A state panel focused on reducing child deaths in North Carolina wants lawmakers this year to spend money promoting healthier pregnancies and safer infants while upgrading smoke-alarm requirements.

The North Carolina Child Fatality Task Force released its annual report Monday, two days before the Legislature reconvenes for its budget-adjustment session.

The panel of lawmakers, health professionals and others wants the General Assembly to maintain funds for the state’s infant mortality prevention programs. Much of the more than $1 million requested would go to a maternity clinic for high-risk pregnancies in eastern counties and to a healthy women’s campaign.

The task force wants a phase-in replacement of traditional smoke alarms in rental units with those containing tamper-resistant batteries and recommends a pilot project to place speed cameras in school zones.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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