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Archive - Mar 2008

March of Dimes to host charity walk

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videoThe March of dimes is a non-profit organization that has spent the last 70 years trying to protect the health of babies. The group has made a big impact on the lives of two little girls here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Easley gives Azalea Festival proclamation

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videoThe Azalea Festival is less than two weeks away and governor Easley gave the official proclamation this afternoon to kick off the celebration. Full story...
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Professor: Economic crisis affecting consumer confidence

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Even during these uncertain economic times the Federal Reserve has not yet said whether we're in a recession. There's certainly no doubt the economy is in crisis, and that's due in large part to problems in the financial sector. Full story...
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Easley weighs in on Wright

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Wednesday Gov. Mike Easley weighed in on last week's expulsion of Rep. Thomas Wright. Full story...
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Brunswick Community College announces dance fundraiser

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Brunswick Community College has a new plan to make college more affordable. It's a fundraising event modeled after a popular ABC reality show. Full story...
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Opinions mixed on local housing market conditions

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If you ask 10 people you'll get 10 different opinions. That seems to be the case with Wilmington's real estate market. Between conflicting media reports and convoluted numbers, it's hard to determine just how well our housing market is doing. Full story...
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Police told of gun discharge on US Airways plane hour later

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The US Airways pilot whose gun went off in flight told police he was trying to stow the weapon when it discharged. Full story...
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Records: probation officer never met with teen charged in Carson's death

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Records show the probation officer ordered to monitor Laurence Alvin Lovette never met with the teen, now charged with killing two college students. Full story...
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War veterans honored

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Several war veterans received high honors Monday night. Three vets stood tall as they were recognized for their service to the armed forces. Full story...
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Bill Clinton returning to campaign in NC

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Former President Bill Clinton is returning to North Carolina this week to campaign for his wife. Full story...
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Duke study: Preemies face risks as they grow up

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Research led by Duke University into the long-term consequences of premature birth finds that children born early have higher death rates in childhood and are more likely to be childless in adulthood. Full story...
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Moore accuses Perdue of ducking debates during governors race

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Organizers of a water policy forum at Duke University were hoping that Lt. Gov. Beverly Perdue and State Treasurer Richard Moore would answer questions together on the same stage. Full story...
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Detectives seize 'hell razor' heroin

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videoA significant amount of heroin is off the street. New Hanover County Sheriff's detectives made a pretty big drug bust Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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UNCW, multi-national project explore underwater world

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videoMan has already traveled hundreds of thousands of miles to the moon. But we're only beginning to scratch the surface of what exists just a few thousand feet underwater. Full story...
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Housing market trending toward rentals

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Home prices are on the decline across most of the country, but even with lower costs, some realtors say buyers are hard to come by. Local realtors say the market is trending toward long term rentals as an option. Full story...
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