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Archive - May 2007

Meals on Wheels

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Meals on Wheels has been delivering hot meals to the elderly for years, but now volunteers are getting harder to come by. Full story...
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City meets with EPA over troubled sewer system

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City and county representatives traveled to Georgia to face the Environmental Protection Agency. The reason? The City's troubled sewer system. Full story...
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Graham library dedicated

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He moved with the help of a walker and his voice was hoarse, but the Reverend Billy Graham thanked a crowd of about 1,500 for turning out for today's ceremony dedicating his library. Full story...
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Police searching for shooter

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A shooting last night left one man injured and police searching for the triggerman. It happened in the 1200 block of Grace Street in Wilmington. The shooting happened at a time when young kids were outside playing and that has police very concerned. Investigators say 23-year-old Hakim Hanifait was shot twice by someone in a white SUV. One bullet hit Hanifait in the leg, the other in the back of his head. Full story...
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Hurricanes sign goaltender Ward to 3-year deal

Cam Ward helped the Carolina Hurricanes win the Stanley Cup last season, and the team has ensured he'll be back to try to help them get another one. Full story...

Bobcats lure Higgins away from Warriors to be GM

The Charlotte Bobcats today hired Rod Higgins as general manager, a move that reunites him with former boss Michael Jordan. Full story...

75 percent of North Carolina under drought

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More than three quarters of North Carolina is now under drought conditions, and several western counties are extremely dry. Full story...
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Listener helps save radio host from on-air seizure

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A radio listener helped save a Shelby disc jockey, who suffered an on-air seizure and pleaded for help before passing out in his studio. Full story...
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Edwards wants probe of high gas prices

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Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says a wave of mergers in the oil industry should be investigated to see what impact they've had on soaring gasoline prices. Full story...
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Boaters in Carolina Beach are ticked about being towed

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Boaters say there's never enough parking at the state-owned parking lot just off the Snow's Cut Bridge. Full story...
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Locals fight against human trafficking

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A group of local leaders is working to fight human trafficking here and abroad. Modern-day slavery doesn't often make local headlines, but there are more slaves in the world today than at any point in history. And there are ways you can help prevent it. Sudan is a country ravaged by civil war, poverty and disease -- and experts believe it may be the worst country on earth for human trafficking. An estimated two million people are enslaved within Sudan today. The victims are often children. Full story...
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Click It or Ticket

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Click It or Ticket The Governor is challenging New Hanover County to buckle up. Full story...
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Local students donate to "Reach Out and Read" program

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Local fifth graders are coming together to help the community. Students from the Friends School of Wilmington donated 500 books to the "Reach Out and Read" program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy in critical condition at hospital

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Deputy Bill Curry wrecked his motorcycle on the Martin Luther King Parkway a little before noon Tuesday. Full story...
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Deputies: 21-year-old murder solved

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A 21-year-old murder is solved. That's what Columbus County deputies are saying after arresting a suspect in 21-year-old murder case. The suspected murderer was in court Wednesday morning. Terrance Munn stood before a judge Wednesday, accused of killing a 79-year-old woman back in 1986. Full story...
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