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Archive for May, 2012

New family dog bites 20-month-old girl on face

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A 20-month-old girl is in the hospital after being bitten by a family dog in Wilmington. New Hanover County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says the girl is in surgery for major lacerations to her face.

Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith says it happened at a home on Southgate Road.

New Hanover County Animal Control Services has the dog, a boxer, in custody. Brewer says the family adopted the dog earlier this week from an elderly woman, but there was no indication had any history of aggression upon adoption. Brewer says the child’s mother expressed some concerns recently about the dog, though.

Brewer says the dog will be quarantined for ten days. After that point, the owner can claim it. If not, the dog will be euthanized.

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Memorial Day weekend likely to be rainy

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

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NC House panels roll out spending adjustments

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A North Carolina budget subcommittee recommends a two-thirds reduction in the amount of money local school districts would be required to return to state government next year.

The House education subcommittee and similar panels that oversee spending for large government categories met Thursday and voted on changes to the second year of the two-year government spending plan. The full budget is expected to be considered next week by the House.

The education committee agreed to reduce a projected $503 million spending reduction by districts to $170 million. The reduction keeps the districts essentially at the same spending levels as last year when federal funds are included.

Another subcommittee agreed to spend more to free up federal election funds.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Thursday, May 24th, 2012

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Anti-annexation bills clear another hurdle in Raleigh

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Forced annexation may soon be dead in North Carolina. The state House of Representatives voted today to move forward with two bills that would give residents a voice in the decision.

One overturns the annexation of Monkey Junction, an area around Southport and seven other areas across the state. It also keeps those cities from trying to annex the areas again for 12 years.

The other essentially does away with the idea of forced, or involuntary, annexation and allows people living in the areas being considered to vote if they want to be incorporated.

Because it is a local bill, House Bill 5 would become law if it passes the House on its third and final reading last week. House Bill 925 must go through one more reading in the house before it heads to the governor for her signature. There’s no definitive word from the governor’s office on whether Gov. Bev Perdue will sign or veto it.

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