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Archive for June, 2013

Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) – The US Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the county as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000.

Officials say the massive restructuring plans would eliminate brigades at 10 Army bases in the US by 2017, including in Texas, Kentucky, Colorado, North Carolina, New York, Kansas and Washington. The Army will also cut thousands of other jobs across the service, including soldiers in units that support the brigades.

Officials provided details on the plans on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publically.

The Army is being reduced from a high of about 570,000 during the Iraq war to 490,000.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study.
  

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Wilmington area home values rise as market strengthens

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Prospects for higher housing prices are improving in the Wilmington area as sales rise

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Senate panel OKs NC stop-gap state spending plan

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Senate budget writers agree that with no state budget in place and less than a week to go before the North Carolina government year ends, it’s time to make contingency plans.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday for a stop-gap spending measure that would keep funding government operations through July as budget talks continue. The full Senate and House would have to agree on the temporary budget extension before sending it to Gov. Pat McCrory for his approval.

The proposal is needed because legislative leaders haven’t yet negotiated a final budget for the next two years. They’re trying to first reach a deal on a tax overhaul.

Tuesday’s measure also tells the state budget office to find $45 million in savings to pay for a Medicaid shortfall.

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

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MyReporter answers question about expansion of Independence Blvd.

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

What are the plans for extending Independence Boulevard from Randall Parkway to MLK Parkway?

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