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Perdue media team used confidential data to spin jobs reports
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 2:39pm.

Since as early as January 2011, and perhaps before then, Gov. Bev Perdue’s press office has received access to confidential employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics hours if not days before its scheduled release, quite likely in violation of federal law. The governor’s staff used its early access to massage the monthly employment press release that reported jobs data to the public.

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Christmas tree sales affected by the economy
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 9:13pm.

videoFinances are putting a damper on Christmas tree sales. At least, that's what some Christmas tree lots are reporting this season.

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Saturday night sports update: VCU rolls over UNCW, Ashley edges South View & Donnell Holmes slips on boardwalk
Submitted by John Rendleman on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:09pm.

UNCW committed a season high 28 turnovers on Saturday night against VCU. The Seahawks couldn't handle the pressure from the Rams. In high school hoops Ashley survived the pressure of a competitive game on the road against South View. Donnell Holmes found himself in a pressure cooker on Saturday, but the Ivanhoe native couldn't come up with the decision he wanted.

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Churches put their 'Boots on the Ground' to stop problems in low-income areas
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 6:08pm.

In the wake of drug problems and violence in low-income neighborhoods, area churches have decided it's time to put their ‘Boots on the Ground’ and change hearts and minds for the better.

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Seahawks soar toward their futures
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 5:39pm.

A new flock of Seahawks turned their tassels and soared toward their destiny Saturday.

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Christmas gift wrappers brighten the season and children's futures
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 5:22pm.

'Tis the season for shopping, presents and gift-wrapping. One group has set up shop for the 19th Christmas in a row to help you make sense of the paper, ribbons and bows.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Deadly shooting at Columbus County party, deputies searching for shooter
Submitted by WWAY on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 2:09pm.

Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says one man is dead and two women injured after a party turned fatal early Saturday morning.

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FIRST ON 3: Body found in Wilmington woods, woman charged with murder
Submitted by Asha Dave on Sat, 12/17/2011 - 9:57am.

Johanna Christine Leitch, 38, is in jail and charged with killing Richard Alvey Partello III, 43, in the homeless encampment where both had been staying.

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