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Archive - Mar 11, 2008

7 companies bid for convention center project

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The low bidder actually came in $3 million under the city's estimate. However, it's the same company that built New Hanover County's new jail, which ended up over-budget and took nearly a year and a half more than originally scheduled. Full story...
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Police find new photos of suspect in death of UNC student leader

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Police in Chapel Hill say they have found additional surveillance photos of the suspect in the slaying of University of North Carolina student body president Eve Carson. Full story...
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Pender County man gets life sentence

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Tuesday morning Lakane Murphy pleaded guilty to several charges, including first-degree murder and burglary. Full story...
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Oil tops $109 a barrel

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Another day, another record for the price of a barrel of crude oil. Oil prices topped $109 a barrel, largely due to the weakening dollar. It may have you wondering just how high the price can go. Full story...
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Funeral held for slain Wilmington man

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Wednesday of last week marked the fourth murder of the year in our area, and police are still looking for answers. Out of the four murder cases three are still unsolved. Full story...
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Vandals tag downtown with paint

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Officials say more than 20 businesses, cars and parking meters downtown were tagged with spray paint with racial and derogatory slang. Full story...
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Easley wants more power over local water systems during droughts

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Gov. Mike Easley wants the Legislature to give him more power to curb water use and require local systems to better prepare for droughts. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate moves up to 4.9 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate increased to 4.9 percent in January, matching the nationwide rate. Full story...
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Lejeune prisoners train service dogs for injured comrades

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Prisoners in Camp Lejeune's brig are training service dogs that will one day help Marines who have been disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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