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Archive - May 14, 2007

Woman turns self in for bank robbery, asks for reward

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Lolita Bullock turned herself in for robbing the Bank of America in Jacksonville on May 4. But she also wanted to cash in on a reward being offered in the case. Full story...
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Marriott backs out of convention center project

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A major bump in the road for the much talked about Wilmington convention center project: Armada Hoffler, the developer in charge of the hotel on the site, announced Marriott has backed out. Full story...
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Police in Cumberland County digging through cold case files

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Sheriff's investigators in Cumberland County have handled just one homicide investigation this year, so they're taking a fresh look at the 85 unsolved murders in the department's cold case file. Full story...
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May declared as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

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Spring means warm weather and the seasonal return of motorcycles on North Carolina's highways. Transportation Secretary Lyndo Tippett announced today that May has been declared Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month to remind motorists of the importance of motorcycle safety and sharing the road. Full story...
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Gov. Easley proclaims May 13-19 as Law Enforcement Officers Week

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Gov. Mike Easley proclaimed May 13-19, 2007 as Law Enforcement Officers Week and urged all North Carolinians to recognize the significant role law enforcement officers play in safeguarding the rights and freedoms of the citizens across the state. Full story...
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Cooper sends letter to Myspace about sex offenders

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Attorney General Roy Cooper is escalating his fight against sex offenders on the Internet. Cooper sent a letter to popular social networking site Myspace-dot-com today asking the company to give him the names of any registered sex offenders who use the site. Full story...
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Duke settles lawsuit with former lacrosse player

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Duke University says it has settled a lawsuit by a former lacrosse player. Former player Kyle Dowd and his parents sued the school saying a professor gave him a bad grade because he was on the team. Full story...
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Several weekend crashes kill at least 11 people in North Carolina

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Weekend crashes killed at least eleven people in North Carolina and injured ten others. The causes of the accidents ranged from speeding to improper merging. Full story...
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Mother and son graduate college together

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At Cape Fear Community College Friday night one Wilmington mom got an early and very special Mother's Day gift. She received her degree along with her son. Full story...
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Excitement, pride, apprehension on graduation day

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Graduation day is a day filled with excitement, pride and even a little apprehension. Nearly 1,500 UNCW undergrads marched proudly into Trask Coliseum Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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City, County working to eliminate building moratorium

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Representatives for New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington are still working to get rid of the building moratorium put in place Thursday. Full story...
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Some Carolina Beach residents forced to change addresses

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Dozens of Carolina Beach residents will soon have to change their addresses. The Carolina Beach Town Council recently approved the change to correct home addresses that don't comply with New Hanover County's address manual. Full story...
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Easley to again address war's demands on National Guard

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Expect to hear more today from Governor Mike Easley about the demands of the Iraq war on the National Guard. Full story...
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N.C. Marine killed in motorcycle rally

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A Marine from Jacksonville, North Carolina, has died following a crash during the first night of the Harley-Davidson spring motorcycle rally here. Full story...
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N.C. wireless tower bill gets poor reception from some

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A bill that attempts to streamline the application process to build cell phone towers in North Carolina is getting a poor reception by local governments. Full story...
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