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Archive - Nov 5, 2008

The CFCC bond referendum vote passed with easy success

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videoThe Cape Fear Community College Bond Referendum was another issue voted on in the election Tuesday. The 164 million dollar bond will expand the college and add 3 new buildings, at a cost of 5 cents for every 100 dollars of assessed values for New Hanover County property owners. Full story...
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Columbus County responds to ballot counting delays

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videoColumbus County residents and candidates waiting for results last night got a bit fidgety as the night went on. It was because Columbus was the last county to report its early voting numbers, leaving a few tight races in limbo. Full story...
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Voter turnout a little different than in years past

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videoIt was a smaller turnout than originally expected at many polling locations Tuesday. But the total number of voters in our area was record breaking. Full story...
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Burgaw man facing life in prison

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A Burgaw man faces life imprisonment after pleading guilty to federal drug and gun charges. Full story...
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Replacemant for Jason Thompson coming in January

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Jason Thompson is one of the newly elected county commissioners. Thompson's leaving the Wilmington City Council to serve the entire county. He will resign at the end of this month. Full story...
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R.C. Soles wins his 21st election

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videoWatching the election returns on television Tuesday night was a bit unsettling for Democrat R.C. Soles. He trailed when the Brunswick County numbers came in.

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Obama giving hope to the black community

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videoBarack Obama's historic presidential victory is echoing throughout the black community. In our area, African American's young and old say he has achieved the ultimate title once thought impossible for a black man. Full story...
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Oak Island being fought for new annexation

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Residents along Long Beach Road have taken steps to fight annexation by the neighboring town of Oak Island. Full story...
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New citizen votes because of Obama

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A Wilmington woman who just became a U.S. citizen is celebrating the Obama victory. Full story...
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NC government computer with personal info stolen

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A North Carolina health department's stolen laptop contained personal information about some residents who are receiving government services. Full story...
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Airline passenger restrained, arrested in NC

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Authorities say a flight crew used duct tape to restrain an unruly passenger on a flight from Puerto Rico to Chicago. Full story...
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Ex-school official pleads guilty to sex charges

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A former North Carolina assistant principal has pleaded guilty to in appropriately touching a student on school property. Full story...
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Durham mental health provider settles with agency

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North Carolina's health department has settled litigation with a Durham-based mental health services provider regarding disputed Medicaid payments. Full story...
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Witness says he tried to act as buffer

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A witness in the trial of a New York National Guard soldier accused of killing a direct superior in Iraq said he tried to serve as a buffer between the two men. Full story...
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Lawsuit: Husband liable in wife's death

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The mother of a pregnant North Carolina woman found dead in her home two years ago has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her daughter's husband. Full story...
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