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Archive for November, 2013

Beekeepers voice opposition to proposed ordinances

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Leland area beekeepers asked the Leland Town Council on Thursday to forego enacting ordinances

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Driver OK after blacking out, driving truck into creek

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Portions of Pine Grove Dr. in Wilmington were closed this afternoon after a man drove his truck into Hewlett’s Creek.

Raymond Bradshaw, 43, said he was driving home from work when he started feeling dizzy and rolled down his windows. He said the next thing he knew he woke up and his truck was sinking into the creek.

He got out without any injuries. Crews were able to get the truck out of the water as well.

Investigators say Bradshaw will not be ticketed at this time.

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Random act of kindness towards East Bladen Football player

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

It should have been a ride home full of celebration for the East Bladen football team after the Eagles beat Clinton in the first-round of the playoffs

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My Turn: Outpouring of relief efforts in the Philippines

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair talks about the massive outpouring of disaster relief in the Philippines.

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NC inmates make soap for typhoon relief effort

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina’s prison system is shipping more than half a million bars of soap made by inmates to the Philippines as part of the international relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan.

A truckload of soap was scheduled to leave Thursday from Warren Correctional Institution, which includes a manufacturing plant where inmates produce janitorial products for the prison system.

For years, North Carolina has sold inmate-made soap for the nonprofit Mission to Provide a Cleaner Tomorrow, an Ohio-based ministry works to promote hygiene and education in developing nations.

The soap for typhoon relief effort is being provided to the ministry for $30,000, roughly what it cost the state to produce it. Friday’s shipment is the second half of an order for approximately 580,000 two-ounce bars of soap.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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