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Archive for June, 2012

NC House approves fracking bill

Friday, June 15th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina House has approved a form of natural gas drilling critics say will contaminate groundwater.

The drilling method known as fracking was endorsed by a 66 to 43 vote in the House on Thursday evening. The measure has sped through the Legislature in less than two weeks, and the bill now returns to the Senate for consideration of minor amendments.

The hydraulic fracturing drilling method involves injected a drilled well with chemicals, water and sand at high speed to break up shale rock deep underground and free trapped natural gas. Environmentalists worry the drilling has not been thoroughly studied and could lead to groundwater contamination, earthquakes and flammable drinking water. Supporters say the bill will help the state harvest domestic energy and create new jobs.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Wilmington police suspect foul play in man’s death

Friday, June 15th, 2012

The victim, a man in his 20s, was found dead in a vehicle near 13th and Queen streets, police said.

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Gas line work to close road in Navassa area

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The DOT will close Cedar Hill Road a half a mile north of Royster Road from 6 a.m. Wednesday to 6 p.m. Friday.

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BREAKING NEWS: Police investigating dead body found in Wilmington

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County dispatch says police are investigating a dead body found at 13th and Queen streets. Police are currently on the scene.

WWAY has a crew on the way to area. We will bring you more information on WWAY Newschannel 3 at 11.

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Fans hope for glimpse of Iron Man 3′ filming

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Despite the lack of access to the "Iron Man 3" set at National Gypsum, a handful of the comic-book hero’s fans stood vigil across the street from the closed plant.

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