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Archive - May 29, 2007

Does two-way Front Street mean more business?

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Downtown Wilmington's Front Street has been open to two-way traffic for weeks now. The traffic has increased but has that generated more sales for downtown business? The reviews are mixed. Full story...
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Memorial Day weekend successful for local business

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Downtown business owners say they are happy with sales over the holiday weekend. Full story...
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CFCC narrowing down candidates for president

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Dozens of people gathered at Cape Fear Community College's health sciences building today to hear the possible future president of the college speak. Full story...
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Online shopping continues to grow in popularity

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It surprised many experts and it may surprise you to know that clothing is at the top of the online sales list. Full story...
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Attorneys make closing arguments in Boggess retrial

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Boggess is accused of killing Wilmington honors student Danny Pence in a ploy to steal his car in 1995. Full story...
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Local farmers hope for rain

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You've heard the saying: "rain, rain, go away." But that's just the opposite of what people in the farming business are chanting these days. Lately, they've been begging for some wet weather. Since January the area's only received about 11 inches of rain. Area farmers say it's not enough to keep up their crops. Full story...
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Women and Heart Disease

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Heart disease is the number one killer among American men and women, but women often wait longer to seek treatment or sometimes do not see their doctors at all. If Wilmington resident, Gwen Johnsen had ignored the signs of heart disease any longer she may not be around to do the things she loves. Full story...
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Cleared Duke lacrosse player opts to attend Brown

One of three former Duke lacrosse players cleared of rape charges has decided he will attend Brown University in the fall. Full story...

Scientists find creationism museums worrisome

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Dinosaurs lived side-by-side with humans. The Grand Canyon was carved out by the same flood for which Noah built his ark. Those are some of the assertions made at the new creation museum, which opened this weekend outside Cincinnati. Full story...
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Beach house owners not collecting occupancy taxes

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It's a good deal for vacationers, not for coastal governments. Full story...
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North Carolina man stays in Afghan jail

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A North Carolina man imprisoned in Afghanistan for running a private jail for terror suspects doesn't seem to be in any hurry to leave, even though he's been freed by presidential decree. Full story...
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Private guards face multiple layers of background checks in N.C.

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People who want to work as security guards in North Carolina must pass a series of background checks before they become an unarmed guard and even stricter hurdles to carry a gun. Full story...
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What a year of change

On Saturday, May 27, 2006, I stuffed the last of my belongings into my car and watched Lexington, KY, disappear in my rear-view mirror as I headed South on I-75.