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PPD reports 2010 financial results; Net revenue almost $1.5 billion

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Highlights include: * Net revenue growth of 9% over Q4 2009 * Diluted EPS of $0.40 in Q4 2010 * Cash flow from operations of $241 million in 2010 * Announced $200 million accelerated share repurchase program Full story...
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PPD's CEO is retiring

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PPD, Inc. announced that David L. Grange plans to retire as chief executive officer of PPD and a member of its board of directors. Grange joined PPD's board in 2003 and served with distinction as an independent director until mid-2009 when he became chief executive officer. Grange's retirement will be effective May 18, 2011, the date of the company's annual shareholder meeting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Another "boom" felt downtown and in Leland

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Folks downtown and across the river in Leland heard another mysterious "boom" this afternoon around 3:30 p.m. One of our viewers emailed us from Leland to say her dishes shook for a second. Here at the station it felt and sounded like either someone had hit the building with a vehicle or like someone dropped something huge on the roof. Full story...
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Hoggard grad wins an Emmy

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Tommy Kane got his start in the world of television at WWAY. Now he's an Emmy winner. Full story...
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NC jury indicts man for Perdue flight payment

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted a western North Carolina man on a charge he caused Gov. Bev Perdue's campaign to file false campaign reports by hiding he had given money to pay for a campaign flight. Full story...
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Prescribed burn planned at Halyburton Park

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The burn of about 30 acres will help reduce the risk of wildfires, benefit plants and animals that need fire to thrive, promote plant species that attract wildlife and restores a natural element of long leaf pine forest. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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SBI asked to check allegations against former Bladen superintendent

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Today District Attorney Jon David said he and Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston have asked the SBI to look into accusations by a citizens group at last night's school board meeting. Full story...
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WPD gives out free gun locks

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Part of being a responsible gun owner is being a safe gun owner. Today the Wilmington Police Department handed out free gun locks as part of a national gun safety program called Project ChildSafe. Full story...
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Lawmakers reviewing involuntary annexation law

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Lawmakers are considering a bill to suspend for one year a much-hated and applauded North Carolina law that allows cities and towns to expand against property owners' wishes. Full story...
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