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Archive - Oct 9, 2008

US Marine to close Navassa facility

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Some bad news in the local job market Thursday. 270 people will soon be out of work in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Local paper plant in good shape

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videoThe economy has hit local manufacturing plants hard in recent weeks. First it was Georgia Pacific, and then Louisiana Pacific. Full story...
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Some parents upset about recent redistricting changes

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videoEarlier this week the New Hanover County School Board voted to do away with some controversial redistricting proposals. Bussing kids to schools across town is no longer a viable option. Full story...
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Southeastern mental health cutbacks

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videoFor some time now, Southeastern Center for Mental Health has been struggling financially. One local provider has seen the impact on his patients and caregivers alike. Full story...
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Dr. Robert Perry followup

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videoMore is being learned Thursday about a local doctor who surrendered his medical license. Robert Perry, a general practitioner, will face a Gaston County Grand Jury on suspicion of illegally prescribing medication. Full story...
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Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall in Whiteville

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It was an emotional day for families of fallen soldiers Thursday. The community gathered at the Whiteville National Guard Armory to see the Traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall. Full story...
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Telling Our Stories photography exhibit

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Beginning Thursday, the New Hanover County Public Library is offering you a chance to do more than just check out books. This month, 50 photographs will be on display at the Telling Our Stories exhibit. Full story...
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Stop smoking tour

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videoThere have been many public services announcements about the dangers of smoking. But Thursday, some area students got to hear from a cancer survivor who knows how smoking can impact a life. Full story...
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What's Happening: October 10th - 12th

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videoThere is no excuse to stay indoors this weekend. From seafood and blues, to sand volleyball, to concerts, there is definitely plenty going on to keep you busy. Full story...
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Rockwell works to be featured at NC Museum of Art

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The first special exhibition after the North Carolina Museum of Art opens the new building that will house its permanent collection will tug at heart strings more than it will challenge minds. Full story...
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NC governor nixes purchase of state jet

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North Carolina's governor has canceled the state's planned purchase of a $9 million passenger jet. Full story...
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Lulu.com laying off 2 dozen workers in NC

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Online book publisher Lulu.com says it's laying off 24 workers at its North Carolina plant because of the slowing economy. Full story...
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82nd Airborne paratrooper to receive Silver Star

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An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper receives a high honor for heroism in battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Marine battalion returning to NC

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Members of a Marine reconnaissance battalion are returning to their North Carolina base from a seven-month deployment in Iraq where some of its members battled oil smugglers. Full story...
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Spreading awareness about domestic violence

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videoThe month of October is dedicated to spreading awareness about domestic violence. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the United States. Numbers show one in every four households have either physical or sexual abuse in the home. Now, the stress many are under from our current economic crisis may increase statistics. Full story...
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