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Archive - Jun 2007

Marine Homecoming

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videoIt is tearful reunion for family members this weekend as thousands of marines return home. Full story...
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Local union attempt fails

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The attempt of some local workers to unionize has failed. Employees at the Brunswick Nuclear Power Plant rejected the plan to organize Thursday. Full story...
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Beach alcohol laws explained

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Is it legal to have booze on the beach? On the street? Here are answers to these timely questions. Full story...
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800-number helps smokers hit habit

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After lung cancer took the life of an ABC network journalist, ABC aired a series with a kick-the-habit hotline. Afterwards, the program experienced a surge of callers. Full story...
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Sewer repair update

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videoAn update on how sewer repairs are progressing in Wilmington: after diverting sewage through a network of temporary piping, crews have lined a 450-foot stretch of old pipe in the Bradley Creek area with a special material to help remedy previously leaky lines. Full story...
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Police not taking July Fourth holiday lightly

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videoMore than one million Carolinians are expected to travel for the July Fourth holiday. The name of the campaign says it all: Booze it and Lose it. State and local police are not taking the July Fourth holiday lightly. The Booze it or Lose it, Operation: Firecracker campaign is in full force through July 8. Expect checkpoints throughout the state and stepped-up patrols. Full story...
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Experts: Marijuana now more addictive than ever

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videoExperts say marijuana is now more addictive than ever before. Substance abuse counselors say marijuana growers and sellers are making the drug stronger, so people will keep coming back for more. Full story...
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Rape, kidnapping suspect arrested

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videoPolice in Raleigh say the Wilmington man wanted for rape and kidnapping in our area is also charged with rape, kidnapping and robbery in the Raleigh area. Omar Sharpe was arrested Thursday by Raleigh officers. Full story...
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N.C. under drought conditions

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The entire state of North Carolina is experiencing drought conditions. That's the word Friday from Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Rising 8th-grader first in line for iPhone at Charlotte mall

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Mark Petrone has it down. First in line outside the Apple Store at Southpark Mall in Charlotte. Enough cash to buy two iPhones. Full story...
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Water in ear can lead to infection

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If you're planning to hit the water this Fourth of July weekend here is a word of advice: getting water in your ears is not only annoying, it can lead to infection. Full story...
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Hurricanes' Francis picked for Hockey Hall of Fame

Ron Francis already had the resume to make the Carolina Hurricanes better on the ice when he first signed with them nine years ago. Full story...

Park leads as Wie makes a mess of Pine Needles

In a US Women's Open dominated by talk of teenagers, one of them wound up atop the leaderboard yesterday. Full story...

NBA DRAFT: Bobcats acquire Richardson in draft night trade

The Charlotte Bobcats made a trade tonight that they hope will provide them with the go-to scorer they need. Full story...

Edwards fundraising lags behind Clinton, Obama in second quarter

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John Edwards is far ahead of the fundraising numbers he posted during his first run for the White House. Full story...
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