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2008-08-06 15:00:26

By David W. Jones, The News-Herald, Willoughby, Ohio Aug. 6--An Aldi discount grocery store wants to be the next nationally known business to open in the Madison Township commercial corridor after a larger Wal-Mart store opened last year. The Belgian-owned Aldi store would open next year in a 16,597-square-feet store at 5975 North Ridge Road directly across the street from the 180,000-square-feet Wal-Mart. Like Wal-Mart, Aldi will be asked by surrounding nursery owners to work...

2008-08-05 12:00:00

By Pat Kelly, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 5--PANAMA CITY BEACH You could hear the frustration creeping into the voice of Maj. Dave Humphreys with the Panama City Beach Police Department. Beachgoers still were venturing into the gulf Monday despite double-red flags flying, helicopters hovering and the drowning of two people the day before. Another person died Monday morning, and beach officials were pulling distressed swimmers from the surf most of the morning and...

2008-08-04 15:00:46

By Donna Vavala, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 4--PANAMA CITY -- Since 1985, the College Reach-Out Program, or CROP, has been helping low-income, low-achieving middle and high school students succeed in school and in life. The objective of the state-funded program is to motivate students to graduate from high school and go to college. In fact, CROP meets at Gulf Coast Community College, where students can get a taste of college life. But CROP's activities range far beyond...

2008-08-04 15:00:28

By Jon Miltimore, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Aug. 4--PANAMA CITY BEACH -- Two tourists died Sunday after they were pulled from the Gulf of Mexico's turbulent waters, police said. James D. Powell, 60, was pulled from the gulf about 9:40 a.m. near the 13000 block of Oleander Drive. The Austin, Texas, man had been swimming about 75 yards offshore when his wife began screaming for help. He was pulled from the gulf by members of a Georgia family who were nearby, police said. Powell...

2008-07-31 12:00:59

By John Mcdonald, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Jul. 31--PANAMA CITY -- Participating in his first town hall teleconference Wednesday evening, U.S. Rep. Allen Boyd urged constituents to conserve energy. "I grew up in the 1950s and '60s," said Boyd, D-Monticello. "My parents came out of the Great Depression. We were taught to turn the lights out when we left a room." More than 3,200 people tuned in for the teleconference, according to Boyd's press secretary, Melanie Morris. Many of...

2008-07-31 09:01:25

By Julie N. Chang, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 30--MORGANTON -- An injured hiker spent 20 hours crawling in the Linville Gorge before a hiking Eagle Scout happened to find him. Jakob Holly, 30, of Asheville was hiking alone when he fell from a rock at approximately 3 p.m. on Monday. Unable to walk because the fall fractured both of his lower legs, and with little food and water, Holly tried to crawl along the trail toward his campsite. He even put his sandals under his knees...

2008-07-30 12:01:10

By Daniel Carson, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Jul. 30--PANAMA CITY -- Gulf Power Co. residential customers should start noticing a difference in their monthly bills soon after the Florida Public Service Commission approved the utility's request Tuesday for a price increase. Gulf Power asked for an increase that raises residential rates for 1,000 kilowatt hours by 11.3 percent, from $102.22 to about $113.77, beginning with September bills. Spokeswoman Lynn Erickson said Gulf...

2008-07-30 12:00:00

By S. Brady Calhoun, The News Herald, Panama City, Fla. Jul. 30--PANAMA CITY -- Bill Cramer, vice chairman of the Airport Authority, doesn't mind being redundant. On Tuesday, Cramer called on the board to accept an approval process for Phoenix Construction that reiterated the chain of command and Florida's Sunshine Law. The document "assures the public we're going to do business that way," Cramer said, adding that "no ex-parte agreement can bind the board." While they voted with him,...

2008-07-30 06:00:49

By Julie N. Chang, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 29--MORGANTON -- Cars lined up throughout Monday and Tuesday to buy gas for $3.69 per gallon at the Tobacco Barn at 1018 Old N.C. 18. The price is 30 cents below the national average last Friday ? enough to save a compact car owner at least $3 on a fill-up. The low price is no mistake, either. Tobacco Barn's owner Chad Eart said he sold gas for $4.05 last week while all the other gas stations were five cents cheaper. Despite his...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By Sharon McBrayer, The News Herald, Morganton, N.C. Jul. 26--MORGANTON -- A drought bill now in the hands of Gov. Mike Easley doesn't include restrictions on private wells, thanks, in part, to legislators representing Burke County. Rep. Mitch Gillespie, R-McDowell/Burke, and Sen. Jim Jacumin, R-Burke/Caldwell, worked to remove a measure from the drought bill that would have allowed private wells to be metered. House Bill 2499 requires water systems to file drought-response plans with...


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