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Archive for June, 2013

Marriage amendment inspires locally-written play

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

A locally written play about a non-traditional love story has debuted at the Brown Coat Pub & Theatre.

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Divers successfully recover cannons from Queen Anne’s Revenge

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Divers trying to recover cannons from Blackbeard's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge wreck site off the coast of North Carolina were successful in their efforts Thursday.

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Cape Fear Chordsmen resonate classic, patriotic sounds in their 25th year

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — ‘Thank Your Lucky Stars and Stripes’ with the Cape Fear Chordsmen this weekend, as they celebrate their 25th show of its kind at Kenan Auditorium.

Their barbershop-style performances will include an Ireland-to-New York theme, giving audiences a chance to hear and celebrate the classic sounds they resonate.

It’s the group’s 25th annual show, and music lovers will have two chances to catch an earful. The first show begins Saturday 1:30 p.m., with a later concert at 7:30 p.m., both inside the Kenan Auditorium at UNCW.

The whole group stopped by Good Morning Carolina to give viewers a little preview of what they can expect.

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Rethinking PSA testing

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Test helps detect cancer, but may not be necessary for everyone

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NC House sends speed limit hike back to committee

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Associated Press

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A bill opening the door to 75 mph speed limits on some highways in North Carolina has been sent back to a House committee for more work.

The House debated the measure Thursday but decided to return it to the Transportation Committee instead of taking a vote. The Senate already passed the bill, which would allow the Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit from 70 to 75 on highways and interstates if studies proved the change was safe.

The bill was criticized on the floor from members of both parties. They said it serves no real purpose and would lead to an increase in deaths.

Supporters say changes would come only after careful consideration by traffic engineers.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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