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Archive for May, 2014

North Carolina’s seafood harvest dropped to lowest level in 10 years

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries said the state's fish and shellfish harvest dropped last year to the lowest level in a decade.

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Sheriff’s Office warns about jury duty call scam

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says it is investigating phone calls some county residents have been getting from someone fraudulently claiming to be with the Sheriff’s Office.

In the calls, someone claims to be with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and that the person receiving the call has failed to show up for jury duty. They then claim the person needs to pay a fine or a warrant will be issued for their arrest. Investigators say the claims are completely false and have nothing to do with the Sheriff’s Office or Clerk of Courts. Instead they say it is an attempt to extort money from people.

Anyone who has received this call or has any information is asked to call the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office at (910) 798-4162.

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Scientists to drop research drones into hurricanes

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

JENNIFER KAY
Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — The point where the roiling ocean meets the fury of a hurricane’s winds may hold the key to improving storm intensity forecasts – but it’s nearly impossible for scientists to see.

That may change this summer, thanks to post-Hurricane Sandy federal funding and a handful of winged drones that can spend hours spiraling in a hurricane’s dark places. The drones will be transmitting data that could help forecasters understand what makes some storms fizzle while others strengthen into monsters.

Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration plan to test five or six drones in the peak of hurricane season. The $1.25 million project is among a slew of other NOAA hurricane research funded by last year’s Sandy supplemental bill that authorized $60 billion for disaster relief agencies.

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Names of plane-crash victims released

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

The names of two people killed when a plane that flew out of Wilmington crashed have been released

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Airlie Gardens dog, recuperating from injury, back at work

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Reilly’s eyes light up when he catches a glimpse of his regular seat in his owner’s golf cart at Airlie Gardens

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