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Archive for January, 2013

Names of victims released in fatal Pender Co. crash

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Two people were killed Monday afternoon in an accident involving a log truck on Highway 421 near Watha, according to authorities.

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Seas filling with plastic, expert says

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Researchers have found that marine life are consuming the floating debris after confusing it with food.

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Examination of landslide-damaged NC road continues

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

CHEROKEE, N.C. (AP) – Federal highway officials say they may have both a cost estimate and a repair timeline this week for the section of U.S. 441 in Cherokee destroyed in a landslide.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported (http://avlne.ws/WaUVU4) that engineers with the Federal Highway Administration continued their assessment Sunday of the highway, which goes through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the link between Cherokee, N.C., and Gatlinburg, Tenn., it carries more than 2 million visitors annually.

Charles Sellars of the National Park Service said engineers may complete their assessment this week.

The landslide happened Wednesday morning about 9 miles north of Cherokee. Sellers said officials estimated 90,000 cubic yards of mud, rock and trees slid down a steep slope.

The area received more than 8 inches of rain over three days.


Information from: The Asheville Citizen-Times, http://www.citizen-times.com

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Local trio share in historic celebration at nations capital

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

A middle school student, a Coast Guard reservist and an area mayor attended the presidential inauguration.

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News & Notes – TreeFest; Cinematique film lineup; ‘Miracle Worker’ auditions

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

TreeFest, an annual distribution of tree seedlings, will be held from Jan. 25 and 26.

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