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Archive - Mar 2008

Hurricane Intensity big challenge for forecasters

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The new director of the National Hurricane Center says while forecasters have improved predictions about a storm's path, they now have to develop better forecasts about a storm's strength. Full story...
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Top 10 Consumer Complaints of 2007

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Protecting yourself and your money during tough financial times -- that's the message from Attorney General Roy Cooper as he released the list of top ten consumer complaints of 2007. Full story...
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Crack offenders can ask for reduced sentences

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Prisoners serving time for crack cocaine crimes can now ask for reduced sentences. Full story...
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NC gets a B- in 50-state report that cites lack of transparency

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A government observer says North Carolina lacks transparency in its budgeting process, making it difficult for the public to follow and participate in how the state spends billions of tax dollars. Full story...
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Read Across America Day

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Dr. Seuss was the big man on campus at Supply Elementary School. Today is Read Across America Day. Full story...
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Wright hearing begins after attorney claims racial bias

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A state attorney says Rep. Thomas Wright repeatedly engaged in unethical and criminal conduct by misusing more than $340,000 in loans and campaign contributions while in office. Full story...
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Gas could hit $4 a gallon by Memorial Day

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By late winter drivers typically get a break from rising gas prices before the summer's busy driving season. But if trends continue, costs could reach beyond $4 a gallon by Memorial Day. Full story...
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Overcrowded religious services may recieve help

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Help may soon be on the way for over crowded religious services at Pender Correctional Institution. Full story...
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Touring Wilmington

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videoOn Sunday, many of Wilmington's tourist attractions were free of charge for New Hanover County residents. Full story...
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Burning Ban Lifted

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State officials have deemed it safe for open burning effective Saturday but, local fire officials who spent time fighting brush fires early last month say lifting the burn ban again may be premature. Full story...
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Young voters excited about '08 campaign

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videoLast week a spokesman for the state Board of Elections told a Raleigh newspaper that young voters in North Carolina are registering faster than ever. Full story...
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Burnett-Eaton Museum celebrates Black History

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Did you know Wilmington has a museum dedicated to African American history? It's called the Burnett Eaton Museum. Full story...
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