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Archive for February, 2014

Burgaw Planning Board gives Walmart green light

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Could a Walmart be coming to Burgaw? We may know the answer to that question sooner rather than later.

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James Taylor appears in anti-fracking TV ad

Friday, February 21st, 2014

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — North Carolina native and singer-songwriter James Taylor is starring in a television ad for an environmental group urging viewers to challenge efforts to allow natural gas exploration in the state through fracking.

The National Resources Defense Council said the 30-second ad began running Thursday on Raleigh-Durham area television stations, as well as on cable TV and online. A group spokesman would not give a price on the ad buy but said the commercial would run for at least two weeks.

The General Assembly told a state regulatory panel to create by this fall rules the industry would have to follow to participate in fracking. Lawmakers still must take further action to allow drilling permits.

Taylor is a council board member.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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News & Notes – Antique car show; ‘virtual dementia tour’; Black History Month story time; poker tournament; Fort Fisher stories; ‘Are You Listening?’; Humanist event; sorority history

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Cape Fear Chapter of the Antique Automobile Car Club of America gathers for its annual car show

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Onslow County man faces rape and incest charges

Friday, February 21st, 2014

JACKSONVILLE, NC (WWAY) — After a three week investigation into the sexual assault of several children, authorities arrested a Jacksonville man.

Bruce Edward Green faces many charges including rape, incest, child abuse and indecent liberties with a child. The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office said the investigation began when one of the alleged victims came forward. Then, investigators said they discovered there were many more.

The 53-year-old is being held under a $5.4 million bond at the Onslow County Detention Center.

Green’s first court appearance will be Feb. 21 in Onslow County District Court.

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Jacksonville man charged with nearly 60 sex crimes involving children

Friday, February 21st, 2014

A Jacksonville man is behind bars tonight after he was arrested in connection to nearly 60 sexually related charges involving several children.

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