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Archive for June, 2013

Pender meeting to focus on EMS, fire department merger

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Pender County’s fire tax will remain steady in the 2013-14 fiscal year

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Look out for a local actor in new Brad Pitt zombie flick

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Heading out to watch World War Z at the theater this weekend? Be sure to look out for a local actor.

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Accident stalls traffic on Carolina Beach Rd. near Bank of America

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Emergency crews are responding to a two –car accident that happened on Carolina Beach Road and Tennessee Avenue before 2:30 Friday afternoon.

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Dying of cancer, woman invites everyone to party

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Anne Lane Dixon will turn 71 on Tuesday. If she lasts that long.

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Marines: Osprey sparks grass fire at NC bomb range

Friday, June 21st, 2013

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC (AP) — A Marine Corps spokesman says an Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft sparked a grass fire at a North Carolina bombing range, resulting in little or no damage to the vehicle.

The MV-22 Osprey can take off like a helicopter and fly like a plane.

The spokesman for Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point said Friday the aircraft’s very hot exhaust lit the grass fire while it was either taking off or landing. Spokesman Mike Barton says the aircraft may have been slightly scorched, but did not catch fire and was not badly damaged.

Barton says the Osprey was on a training mission at a Dare County bombing range used by Navy and Air Force aircraft.

A spokeswoman at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base had no immediate information.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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