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Archive for July, 2013

Water boil advisory for portion of Pine Valley

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

CFPUA working on water main extension

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Biofuels Center of NC closing doors after funding cut in state budget

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A nonprofit the state created five years ago to develop locally grown biofuels will close its doors Oct. 31.

The Biofuels Center of North Carolina announced Monday it must shut down because legislators eliminated its funding in the state budget signed last week by Gov. Pat McCrory.

Legislators created the center in 2007 with $5 million, and it opened in January 2008. It received $4.3 million last fiscal year.

The News & Observer reports the center has 14 employees who will be laid off.

The center’s goal was to develop biofuels made from crops other than corn. Its experimental crops that include bamboo-like cane will be turned over to the state’s agriculture agency.

After a final audit, any unspent money will go to the state Department of Commerce.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Let it rain

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

After last week’s almost-pocalypse, it has finally sunk in for the residents of Chester’s Mill that they are really domed.

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Authorities track suspect using tracking number

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

“Ripped off” is how Kathy Jackson of Southport felt when her son's gift card was spent before it ever reached him.

 

Kathy is the mother of twins, Lilly and Clayton Jackson. For their birthdays the twins' grandmother in Florida sent them each $25 gift cards to Walmart. As their birthday drew closer they began receiving cards in the mail, but when only one card from the grandmother showed up Kathy knew something was wrong.

 

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Two NC Minor League stadiums in running for USA Today Best of

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Two minor league baseball stadiums in North Carolina are in the running for USA Today's top 10 ballparks in the country.

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