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PNS Daily Newscast - June 26, 2019 


Mueller to testify in open session; migrant children returned to troubled detention center; plus ending the school-to-prison pipeline, and seeking justice for Native Americans killed at Wounded Knee.

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The Beth El congregation in Durham returns to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church. (Beth El Synagogue)

DURHAM, N.C. — A Jewish congregation in Durham has returned to its synagogue after worshiping for more than a year at a local Presbyterian Church. Last year, members of Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church offered to house the Beth El congregation while their building underwent renovations. Th

There are between 134,000 and 200,000 acres of seagrass beds in coastal North Carolina, according to the state's Department of Environmental Quality. (Adobe Stock)

HAVELOCK, N.C. – At a summit this week on coastal resilience, some scientists point to underwater seagrasses as an important tool for protecting shorelines from hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Underwater seagrasses may be difficult to spot, but the North Carolina coast is home t

About 70 percent of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests happen in homes, according to the American Heart Association.(Adobe Stock)

DURHAM, N.C. – Hundreds of people at a Durham Bulls minor-league baseball game last week acquired an extra skill – learning hands-only CPR from local emergency medical teams. The American Heart Association says hands-only CPR can save lives without requiring mouth-to-mouth resuscitatio

Many North Carolina clergy members say they support harm-reduction programs such as needle exchanges. (Adobe Stock)

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina's clergy are gathering in cities across the state to talk about the opioid crisis. A recent survey found more than 70 percent of clergy in North Carolina say their congregations have been affected by opioids. Barriers to accessing substance abuse and mental-hea

The Cape Fear River in Wilmington, N.C. (David Broad/Wikimedia Commons)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Researchers have detected chemical byproducts related to an emerging contaminant known as GenX in Wilmington residents. For decades, GenX was an industrial chemical byproduct. It's also used to make Teflon, the stuff that makes cooking pans non-stick. Since the 1980s, the

FEMA has invested most of its Transitional Shelter and Assistance program dollars in New Hanover and Robeson counties. (FEMA)

WILMINGTON, N. C. – FEMA's Transitional Sheltering Assistance (TSA) program is still paying for hotel or motel rooms for some eligible survivors of Hurricane Florence - but that is soon coming to an end. The last day for assistance is Tues., March 12. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (

This NBA All-Star weekend includes a Saturday evening event in Charlotte aimed at boosting young people's life and career aspirations, on or off the court. (Rushay Booysen/Twenty20)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – As more than 150,000 people gather in Charlotte for the NBA All-Star Game, organizers of a different but related event want young people to see economic value in careers outside the game. Desert Storm veteran Marvin Wilson now works in the finance and entertainment industry

The STEP program provides quick, partial repairs to make homes livable and allow North Carolina hurricane survivors to leave temporary housing. But the deadline for aid is fast approaching. (ucsusa.org)

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Public Safety is encouraging homeowners with damage from Hurricane Florence to return request forms for the Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program by the deadline of February 1. The state program helps provide exterior repairs, wa

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