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Archive for February, 2014

Luna, the albino gator, has roommates

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Luna, the albino alligator at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher, now has roommates. She's moved in with two females and one male alligator, sharing a large swimming area and lounging space.

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NHCSO breakup human trafficking ring, arrest teen

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Deputies with the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office arrested an individual suspected in human trafficking.

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Puppy mill bill remarks spark Ward to enter District 8 race

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

The N.C. Senate District 8 race this year could be a battle of veterinarians.

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First Federal banks changing name this summer

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Customers of First Federal will see their bank change names this summer. The bank has branches in Wilmington, Leland, Hampstead and Sunset Beach.

The bank’s parent company First Financial Holdings, Inc. says it will join five brands under the name South State Bank. The holding company also plans to change its name to South State Corporation, pending shareholder approval.

The company currently operates in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia under the brands First Federal, North Carolina Bank and Trust (NCBT), Community Bank & Trust (CBT), The Savannah Bank and South Carolina Bank and Trust (SCBT).

First Federal will change its name on July 21. The other brands will switch a few weeks earlier on June 30. Once all the brands are under the same name, customers will be able to do their banking at any location throughout the three-state network, which currently includes 138 branches.


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Fatal overdoses tied to synthetic opiate hit NC

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina officials say a synthetic drug five times stronger than heroin is being blamed for three deaths last month in Sampson, Person and Transylvania counties.

The state Department of Health and Human Services said Wednesday that toxicology results on the victims detected acetyl fentanyl, a new kind of injected illegal opiate that resembles heroin but is much more potent.

The US Centers for Disease Control alerted public health agencies and emergency departments last June to be on the lookout for the drug and to have adequate supplies of an emergency antidote.

The alert came after Rhode Island officials reported 14 overdose deaths from the drug last year. There have been dozens of other deaths in Pennsylvania, Louisiana and elsewhere.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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