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VIETNAM VETERANS DAY

Ex-servicemen have gathered in Wauchope to remember those who fought and died in the Vietnam War. Formerly known as Long Tan Day, August the 18th marks the battle in which 18 Australians were killed.

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SAWTELL ASSAULT

Coffs Harbour police have appealed to the public to help catch a gang of youths who bashed a Sawtell man yesterday. The 61-year-old victim was allegedly attacked by five teenagers while defending his property.

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SECOND PRIEST CHARGED

A second Catholic Priest from the Hunter Valley has been charged in relation to a child sexual abuse case in Newcastle. The 70-year-old was charged with perverting the course of justice over a statement made to police in 1998. He was charged at Toronto Police station and bailed to appear in Newcastle Local Court on September 9. A 65-year-old Priest, John Sidney Denham, who worked in the Newcastle area is facing 30 child sex charges dating back to the 1970s and and 80s.

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SCU ENROLMENTS

Southern Cross University campuses in Coffs Harbour, Lismore, Port Macquarie and Tweed Heads are undergoing rapid expansion. The latest figures show the university has had the largest increase in new enrolments across the state.

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NORTH COAST SURF REPORT 15-08-08

NORTH COAST SURF REPORT 15-08-08 It has been said that only a surfer knows the feeling. Anybody who has taken the plunge into the ocean knows otherwise, as that euphoric reaction envelopes your mind each time you submerge and resurface from the water. Admittedly, surfing on a board sure takes the participant to a higher level of that experince. When you think about it, waves are the result of wind blowing at strength, for a length time across the ocean’s surface. That energy then travels vast distances to the shorelines, where surfers jump aboard for the ride, sapping the energy from the wave as it rises up and charges landward to its journey’s end. You gotta feel sorry for those who have not shared in that experience. Todays pics, taken at Diggers beach around 10am shows a classic northcoast winter …

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COFFS HOSPITAL SUPERBUG

Management at the Coffs Harbour Health Campus insist the deaths of five patients over the last 18 days are unrelated. The patients had all tested positive to VRE, with staff continuing to try to control the spread of the superbug.

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