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Archive for July, 2013

NC law allows hunters to use suppressors on guns

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013


CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — A new North Carolina law allows hunters to install noise suppressors on their rifles and shotguns.

The Charlotte Observer reports that North Carolina becomes the 40th state to legalize suppressors. The change was part of broad legislation that expanded where concealed handguns can be legally carried.

Republican Sen. Shirley Randleman of Wilkes County calls her amendment a health issue. She says hunters and audiologists in her district informed her of hunters’ hearing loss problems.

David Drummond, the owner of Carolina Sporting Arms in Charlotte, says suppressors may also reduce neighbors’ complaints.

Suppressors muffle sound by reducing the speed of gases coming from a gun’s barrel.

A hunter must meet federal qualifications to own a suppressor, which includes criminal background checks and a $200 tax.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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First Alert Forecast: Unsettled weather; T-storms

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Rain chances will trend up a bit for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Republican panel fields questions

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest held a town hall meeting fielding questions from residents in our area. Questions ranged in topic from specific text book content to the impeachment

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Possible larceny at gas station in Wilmington

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Authorities investigated a possible larceny at a gas station in Wilmington late Tuesday night.

New Hanover County dispatchers didn’t have much information but they did say an employee at E-Z Mart #1 on Castle Hayne Road was accused of and arrested for larceny.

Stay with WWAY for more on this story.

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Medicaid claims: call for help ends in a hang up

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Clark Robichaux has spent more time on the phone in the last month than he ever thought possible.

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