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Archive - Nov 19, 2009

Faulty carport causes headaches

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videoA New Jersey couple buys a home in Burgaw, with plans to open their own business. Sounds like the American dream, but the Chomiczewskis say, that dream was shattered when the steel building they paid thousands of dollars for, turned out to be a bust. Full story...
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Seafood sellers running out of shellfish

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Thursday marked day number eight of the temporary ban on shellfishing in our area. Full story...
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Sen. Boseman won't seek re-election

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The New Hanover County Democrat announced Thursday her decision to leave the Senate when her term ends at the end of 2010. Full story...
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Prescription drug abuse running rampant in Columbus County

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videoA startling statistic coming out of Columbus County; the rural county dispenses the most prescription drugs in the entire state on a per capita basis. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten said prescription drug trafficking has well-surpassed the county's cocaine and marijuana problem. Full story...
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Extra unemployment benefits may not help those for the holidays

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Despite Congress signing a law extending unemployment benefits throughout the country, the extra help probably will not arrive in time for the holidays for people out of work in North Carolina. Full story...
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Local Red Cross website aims to inform in case of emergency

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videoThe American Red Cross provides nearly half the nation's blood supply. They come to the rescue during emergencies and natural disasters, and now they're using social media to communicate with the public. Full story...
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"Connect a Million Minds" initiative looks to help students with science, technology and math

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Groups of middle school students got a dose of science up close Thursday afternoon in Wilmington. It was part of Time Warner Cable's “Connect a Million Minds” initiative, an effort to... Full story...
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Prisoner accidentally released from Brunswick County Jail arrested

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A man who escaped from the Brunswick County Jail is on his way back to North Carolina, after being arrested in Baltimore. Full story...
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Leland Police and Fire play ball to collect toys

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The Leland Police Department is challenging the Leland Fire Department to friendly game of softball. The two teams will face off on Saturday to help collect toys for Operation Santa Cop. Full story...
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Call the turkey experts

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Thanksgiving is one week from today, and if you are worried about cooking your turkey, the Butterball Turkey Talk-line is ready to help. Full story...
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