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Archive - Nov 20, 2009

Boseman decides to put politics on back burner

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videoBoseman's partner is expecting in January, a due date that can't come soon enough for the two moms. But devoting all of her time to her son Jacob, and new baby means putting her political career on hold. Full story...
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Stores, customers not waiting for Black Friday

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videoBlack Friday is still a week away, but stores are not waiting. They are already rolling out deals to catch early holiday shoppers. Stores are using early sales as incentives to get people spending money during the holidays in a rocky economy. Full story...
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Jobs are still hard to find

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videoFor many people the extension of unemployment benefits is a ray of hope, but with the payments still two to three months away, some worry they won't make it. Full story...
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Local companies recognized for green efforts

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videoGoing green in a big way: a number of local projects are being recognized for their efforts to be environmentally friendly. The Lower Cape Fear Stewardship Development Awards were given out Thursday night. Full story...
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Road block for Skyway Bridge

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The proposed Skyway Bridge to connect southern Brunswick and New Hanover County has met a potential road block. Full story...
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Leland Park and Rec brings together community, wins award

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Leland Parks and Recreation has been recognized by the state for innovative programming. The award is given out each year to the parks and recreation department which provides a program that brings together the community. Full story...
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CFPUA cuts ribbon on new water filtration plant

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If you receive water services from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, you may have noticed your water has gotten a little softer. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority cut the ribbon Friday on their new... Full story...
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A night to remember victims of crime

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Friday is a night to remember victims of crime. Volunteers from the group Justice for Citizens were set up the First Baptist Church in Leland for a candlelight service. Full story...
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Tamiflu-resistant swine flu cluster found in North Carolina

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Health officials say four people in our state have tested positive for a type of the H1N1 virus that's resistant to the drug Tamiflu. Full story...
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Hannah Montana star's tour bus crashes, killing 1

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The bus was heaing to Greensboro. Sixteen-year-old "Hannah Montana" star Miley Cyrus was not on board. Full story...
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Microsoft provides training vouchers in NC

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Microsoft Corp. is giving away nearly 24,000 vouchers to North Carolina residents who want to improve their computer skills so they can improve their lot in the work force. Full story...
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NC doctor told patient she's fat, faces discipline

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A North Carolina doctor could lose his medical license after a patient complained he made cutting criticisms, including telling her she was fat. Full story...
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NC corporation offered $900K for 370 billing jobs

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One of the country's largest medical sample testing companies could get nearly $900,000 in taxpayer incentives if it consolidates billing operations in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC judge bans talks over smaller jail than planned

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A North Carolina judge has issued an order preventing a committee in Yadkin County from meeting to discuss overhauling plans for a jail to replace a closed lockup. Full story...
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NC female inmates allege sexual assaults in prison

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Four female inmates say North Carolina's prisons subjected them and other prisoners to sexual violence and harassment amounting to cruel and unusual punishment. Full story...
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