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Archive - Dec 2008

WHQR announces cuts will be made

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The recession is taking its toll on Wilmington's public radio station, WHQR. On Monday, they announced four key positions will be cut from its staff. Full story...
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Anonymous tip line used sparsely

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videoThe anonymous tip line implemented by the WPD has had only limited success so far. Text-a-Tip is a way for residents to help fight crime. So why aren't more people using it? Full story...
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WBPD plays Santa

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videoThe Wrightsville Beach Police Department came bearing gifts today. The daughter of a fallen fellow law enforcement officer made a list, they checked it twice, and she got just about everything on it. Full story...
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How do you know if a sex offender lives nearby?

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videoAs parents, we try to do everything we can to keep our kids safe. But how do we know if someone dangerous is living down the street? Full story...
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Seniors knit hats for newborns

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Volunteers at the New Hanover County Senior Center have knitted about 125 stockings for the newborns, and they put in their final stitches on Monday. Full story...
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Questions surround small plane that flew under Cape Fear bridge

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In Wilmington a small airplane caused quite a stir around the downtown area Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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USCG Diligence back out to sea instead of coming home

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They were just hours away from coming home for the holidays, however, the crew of the Coast Guard cutter Diligence has been diverted back out to sea. Full story...
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Saint Mary Catholic Church helps out some needy families

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Volunteers from Saint Mary Catholic Church are doing their part to help those less fortunate have a merry Christmas. Full story...
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NC man savors freedom 5 years after prison release

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The North Carolina man who spent 19 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit says if there are people who still think he's guilty, they don't confront him. Full story...
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Autopsy: 13-year-old tied to tree was overheated, dehydrated

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An autopsy report shows a 13-year-old boy left tied to a tree for 18 hours in June died of dehydration and heat stroke. Full story...
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Brunswick Forest boil water advisory lifted

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A boil water notice for all residents of Brunswick Forest in Leland was rescinded Saturday, December 20. Full story...
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Blue Cross wants NC consumers to rank doctors

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North Carolina's largest health insurer has hired the firm behind the Zagat dining guide to run an online rating service of the state's doctors. Full story...
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NC Marine corporal charged with attacking his wife

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Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown says a Marine corporal has been charged with attempted murder after his wife was attacked with a hammer. Full story...
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4 NC teenagers charged with killing taxi driver

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Authorities accuse four teenagers of killing a Raleigh taxi driver during an attempted robbery. Full story...
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Gospel group with Wilmington roots is getting national attention

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videoA gospel group with roots right here in Wilmington is garnering national attention. The Murrill’s debut album, Family Prayer, is nominated for a Grammy. Full story...
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