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Archive for February, 2013

Possum Drop bill heading to NC governor’s desk

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A bill to let a western North Carolina community continue use a live possum in its New Year’s Eve celebration is going to Gov. Pat McCrory’s desk.

The General Assembly gave its final approval Thursday to legislation responding to a judge’s ruling that seemed to stop the organizer of the Brasstown Possum Drop from putting the animal in a clear plastic box each Dec. 31. The box is lowered to the ground at midnight.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals complained about the event. The bill makes clear the Wildlife Resources Commission can issue permits for such live-animal events.

Sen. Jim Davis of Macon County said the Possum Drop brings thousands to the small town each year.

The Senate gave its final passage by a vote of 41-2.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Changes for UNCW Baseball Friday

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

With rain in the forecast, UNCW baseball has moved it's game Friday with Lehigh to a 2 p.m. start.

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SBI bomb squad investigates packages found in storage unit

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

SBI bomb squad and special agents are on the scene at Carolina Beach Road and Sanders, according to a spokesperson for the NC Department of Justice. A mandatory evacuation for S&P Town Center and Strickland Surplus was issued just before 3:00 Thursday afternoon.

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LIVE ONLINE: SBI bomb squad on the scene of storage unit

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

SBI bomb squad and special agents are on the scene at Carolina Beach Road and Sanders, according to a spokesperson for the NC Department of Justice.

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CFPUA hopes to avoid high license plate fee

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Some agencies pay only $6 per plate. Catlin’s bill would expand this list to include CFPUA.

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