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CP&L, Local Governments Battle Over Nuclear Waste

When is it time to call it quits?Local activists and officials say not until their concerns about the expansion at an area nuclear plant are answered to their satisfaction.Carolina Power & Light Co. filed a routine application with the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for a permit to expand the storage capacity at the Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant. That was more than two years ago.

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Officials Question Flying Club Actions

UNC officials are questioning a decision made by the Chapel Hill Flying Club to delay notifying proper authorities after a forced landing near the Horace Williams Airport on Thursday. Pat Greenwell, a Flying Club board member, and her passenger, Richard Binkley, also a club member, made an emergency landing at the end of the runway after the engine of the single-engine plane Greenwell was flying stopped. The plane landed on UNC property, making it fall under University jurisdiction.The landing occurred around 5:30 p.m.

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2 OK After Emergency Landing by Horace Williams

Two people walked away unharmed from a single-engine plane after they were forced to make an emergency landing on University property Thursday night.Pilot Pat Greenwell, a member of the Chapel Hill Flying Club, was forced to land just after takeoff when the lone engine of the plane she was flying failed."For reasons we don't know, the engine sputtered," said Bill Sawyer, president of the Flying Club. "It was at takeoff, and they turned around ...

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Police Make 2nd Arrest in Postgame Vandalism

Chapel Hill police have arrested a second UNC student in connection with vandalism that occurred on Franklin Street after the North Carolina-Duke basketball game.Robert Houston Davenport III, 18, turned himself in to police Monday. Davenport, who lives at 609 Morrison Residence Hall, is being charged with one count of felony rioting.

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NRC Votes To Suspend Decision

Lingering questions surrounding the expansion of a local nuclear power plant have caused the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to suspend a December ruling made by a division within the federal agency.The full five-member commission ordered Wednesday that Carolina Power & Light Co. could not begin storing nuclear waste at its Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant until the commission's staff answers a list of undisclosed questions.The ruling temporarily suspends a decision made Dec.

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Edwards, Price Question NRC Ruling in Letter

Two N.C. congressmen are showing signs of support for Orange County's appeal of a Nuclear Regulatory Commission ruling allowing the Carolina Power & Light Co. to expand its nuclear waste capacity.Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., and Rep. David Price, D-N.C., sent a letter to the NRC on Friday, questioning the Dec. 21 ruling.

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Residents Vow to Keep Eyes on Plan

When Ken Broun first bought his home in the Mason Farm area, he never thought that 26 years later he'd be fighting to preserve his neighborhood.But Broun found himself leading fellow residents in a heated question-and-answer session with UNC officials concerning the Master Plan, a blueprint for campus growth.

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