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Archive for June, 2012

Former NHHS swimming champ Blalock returns to Olympic Trials

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Blalock qualified for the trials in four events

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Lane closures next week on Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Residents and visitors can expect more traffic than usual getting on and off Wrightsville Beach next week.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will intermittently close the eastbound and westbound right lane of US 74/76 at the Wrightsville Beach Drawbridge over the Intracoastal Waterway beginning Monday. The closures for routine bridge inspections will run each day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Thursday, June 28.

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Lanes will close on beach bridge

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

The N.C. DOT will close lanes on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge four days next week

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High court throws out FCC indecency policy

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out fines and sanctions against broadcasters who violated the Federal Communications Commission policy regulating curse words and nudity on broadcast television.

The justices declined on Thursday to issue a broad ruling on the constitutionality of the FCC indecency policy. Instead, the court concluded only that broadcasters could not have known in advance that obscenities uttered during awards show programs and a brief display of nudity on an episode of ABC’s “NYPD Blue” could give rise to sanctions.

The justices said the FCC is free to revise its indecency policy.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Charlotte police chaplains told to leave Jesus out of prayer

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — The volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department have been told to leave the name of Jesus out of their prayers at official ceremonies.

The Charlotte Observer reported the change applies to events such a police graduations, memorials and promotions.

Maj. John Diggs says the goal is to be more sensitive to all the religions of the more than 2,000 police employees. Diggs says the policy is not designed to diminish anyone’s Christian beliefs. But he says the police department is not a church.

Diggs says the department will find replacements for any chaplain who has trouble with the policy.

Diggs says the department’s employees include Muslims and Jews. He says all six of the chaplains are Christian.

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

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