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From the newsroom AM 3/9/12

DAILY Examiner reporters have received an early call out this morning chasing reports of an assault in South Grafton.

Details are sketchy at the moment but it appears the action has occurred in Wharf St with police and ambulance in attendance.

It's a warm welcome back to the coalface for editor Jenna Cairney who returns from two-week's leave.

Jenna's following up the weekend's Business Excellence Awards at the South Grafton Ex-Servicemen's Club on Saturday night. The results have been embargoed until today so we'll bring you the winners in tomorrow's paper.

In sport we've just heard some great news about Yamba squash star Donna Urquhart.

Donna has won her first title on the women's professional squash tour since April last year when she beat Danish number one Line Hansen in straight games to win the Crocodile Challenge Cup in Hong Kong last night.

Tim Howard is chasing up information on the fund raising campaign for brave little cancer battler Bonnie O'Neill. There was another event at the weekend and a big one to come. We'll find out where the tally stands.

We're also following up the t

The Clarence Valley Biggest Loser competition should be taking shape after the second weigh-in at the weekend.

Lachlan Thompson is in contact with Clarence Valley Council election candidates for their answers to tomorrow's question should money generated by council assets in different population centres be spent in those centres?

If you have a news tip for us, phone it in on 6643 0500.



Magic fun for all these holidays

BALLOON MAGIC: Magician and balloon twister Magic Jake Meurs at Grafton Shoppingworld entertaining kids on their school holidays.

Magic Jake to perform free shows at Shoppingworld this week.

Local league flier swoops on NRL opportunity

BURSTING THROUGH BARRIERS: Lower Clarence Magpies fullback Daine Laurie has opened up a pathway to the top echelon of Australian rugby league earning a contract with the Penrith Panthers Under 20s side.

Magpies' rising star Daine Laurie to link up with Panthers U20s.

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Clarence Valley property prices go through the roof

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Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

NEW HOME: Agents to the rescue for family of nine

RELIEF: Tanya Cone (middle) with her kids and McKimm's Real Estate property managers Regan Firth and Nadine Greenhalgh who helped find her family a home.

DEX article prompts property managers to help family find new home

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

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