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Families Recall Victims After Massacre Trial

Updated: 09/04/2011 - Bessie Hedrick was a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat. John Goldston was an avid Tar Heel fan. Louise DeKler played pool with her own cue and could bowl a 150 well into her 90s.

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2 Fort Bragg Soldiers Killed In Afghanistan

Posted: 09/01/2011 - Two soldiers assigned to the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg have died of wounds suffered from an attack on their vehicle in Afghanistan.

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Store Worker Arrested For Lottery Ticket Theft

Posted: 09/02/2011 - Agents with the N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement Division arrested a Wendell convenience store employee Aug. 22 for allegedly stealing lottery tickets from her employer.

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UPDATE: More Counties Get On Federal Help List

Updated: 09/02/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue has secured federal approval for public assistance, not individual assistance, to 20 counties in eastern North Carolina to help with recovery from Hurricane Irene.

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NCDOT To Begin Picking Up Irene-related Debris

Posted: 09/01/2011 - The Department of Transportation is beginning pickup of storm-related debris along state-maintained roads in North Carolina counties most severely impacted by Hurricane Irene.

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N.C. Public Schools Cut More Than 8% Of Staff Since 2009

Posted: 08/31/2011 - The state education department says North Carolina public schools have laid off hundreds of teachers and other workers again this year in a pattern repeated for the past several recession-wracked years.

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State's 1st Ethanol Plant Draws $35M Foreclosure Bid

Posted: 08/31/2011 - The foreclosure sale of North Carolina's first ethanol plant is drawing an opening bid about equal to the loan guarantees that taxpayers gave as an incentive to develop renewable energy sources.

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FEMA Chief: Aid Won't Be Hindered By Money Issues

Updated: 08/31/2011 - The head of the federal disaster assistance agency says recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene will proceed regardless of a dwindling emergency fund.

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Great Dismal Swamp Fire 90 Percent Contained

Posted: 08/31/2011 - A fire in the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is 90 percent contained, thanks to a drenching from Hurricane Irene. But the storm has left firefighters with a new challenge.

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Irene FEMA Aid To Put Projects On Hold

Posted: 08/30/2011 - When North Carolina's storm victims apply for federal aid, the government will be forced to postpone existing rebuilding projects.

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WITN/Inner Banks Media Grand Total: $321,264

Updated: 09/06/2011 - Thank you Eastern Carolina! Your support for Wednesday's fundraiser by WITN, Inner Banks Media and the Red Cross for Hurricane Irene victims made it a huge success! Our final total is $321,264

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TOP WIND GUST: Cedar Island At 115 MPH

Updated: 08/28/2011 - Eastern North Carolina was battered with strong winds yesterday with a 115 mph gust recorded at Cedar Island. Gusts topped 70 mph throughout much of our viewing area and you'll find specific info in this story.

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