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Archive - 2008

Crime rate falls with temperature

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videoThe people who tend to hear about crime first say the weather changes behavior more than you might think. Full story...
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New Hanover County senior population growing

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The number of people 65 and older is expected to nearly double by the year 2030. Full story...
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School board censures Gilbert

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What happens next for embattled Brunswick County School Board member Ray Gilbert is now in the hands of the attorney general. Full story...
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Housing market could pick up in 2008

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Locally, 2008 could be the year the housing market picks up. Everybody has been talking about the housing market. Economists think it will bottom out later in the year and then pick up. Full story...
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Bush considers economic stimulus

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President Bush huddled with his top economic advisors today as new figures suggested a slowing US economy. Mr. Bush says he hopes to work with congress on a stimulus plan. Full story...
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Some charges dropped in sexual offense of UNC football players

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All charges have been dropped against one of three people accused in the sexual assault case involving three North Carolina football players. Full story...
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Wright pleads not guilty to wrongly obtaining, using $350,000

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State Representative Thomas Wright has pleaded not guilty to six felony charges that accuse him of illegally obtaining or misusing more than $350,000. Full story...
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NC officials begin water supply study; population surge expected

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Sharing limited water resources is becoming a pressing issue in North Carolina as state leaders grapple with how to prepare for a projected population surge. Full story...
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Edwards vows to fight on in New Hampshire

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Former North Carolina Senator John Edwards is trying to put the best face on a disappointing second-place finish in the Iowa Democratic caucus. Full story...
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Obama and Huckabee win in Iowa, now it's on to New Hampshire

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Several of the presidential contenders, including Iowa caucus winners Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee, will campaign today in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday. See the results here | Full story...
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Autopsy report says alcohol contributed to beach fire deaths

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An autopsy report says that alcohol intoxication contributed to the death of a South Carolina student who died in an October beach house fire that killed six others. Full story...
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Expert says man was insane when he killed 4-year-old daughter

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A forensic psychiatrist believes a Clayton man who decapitated his 4-year-old daughter last year was insane at the time of the incident. Full story...
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Hansbrough's big night leads No. 1 Tar Heels past Kent State

North Carolina has played its final nonconference game before ACC play starts Sunday at Clemson and it was led to victory by Tyler Hansbrough. Full story...

Johnson's 18 leads Wake to 70-58 win over Presbyterian

James Johnson scored a game-high 18 points as Wake Forest fended off stubborn Presbyterian for a 70-58 win. Full story...

Thrashers beat Hurricanes 5-4 in overtime

Marian Hossa scored a power-play goal off a shot from Ilya Kovalchuk with 31.5 seconds left in overtime to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4. Full story...