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Archive for November, 2012

4th red wolf shot since NC loosened coyote hunting

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

MANTEO, N.C. (AP) – Federal wildlife officials say a fourth protected red wolf has been shot to death since North Carolina adopted a new rule allowing coyotes to be hunted at night with spotlights.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Friday a red wolf with a radio collar was found Thursday with a suspected gunshot wound north of Fairfield in Hyde County. It’s the fourth death of a radio-collared red wolf since September.

The state Wildlife Resources Commission allowed overnight coyote hunting in August.

Wildlife and environmental groups oppose the rule because red wolves resemble coyotes and are hard to tell apart even during the day.

About 100 red wolves live wild in a five-county region in northeast North Carolina. Red wolves are protected under the Endangered Species Act.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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McIntyre defeats Rouzer in race for House District 7

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The votes have been canvassed and the results are in. The official results show incumbent Mike McIntyre beat challenger David Rouzer in the race for the state’s 7th Congressional District.

In a statement McIntyre says, “I’m honored that the voters of eastern North Carolina have put their trust in me to represent them in Washington. I thank them for their confidence and pledge to continue to put their interests first.

McIntyre goes on to say, “Our country faces many challenges and we need less partisan rhetoric and more cooperation in Washington. I will continue my work to lower the deficit, cut government spending and red tape so small businesses can flourish and we can create more jobs.”

The results show McIntyre beat Rouzer by only 655 votes out of the more than 336,000 votes that were cast in the 12 county district. Since that’s less than a one percent margin, Rouzer can call for a recount.

Rouzer’s camp sent out a statement saying that they would release a statement early next week regarding the final results.

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McIntyre campaign says he’s defeated Rouzer

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Rep. Mike McIntyre's campaign said in a news release Friday that he has defeated David Rouzer in the 7th District Congressional race.

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NC-born Army soldier killed in Afghanistan

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Military officials say an Army soldier from North Carolina has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense announced Friday that 25-year-old Staff Sgt. Rayvon Battle Jr. of Rocky Mount died Nov. 13, in Kandahar province.

Battle was assigned to the 38th Engineer Company, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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

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Moped strikes pedestrian

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

A moped strikes a pedestrian Friday night in New Hanover County.

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