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Archive - Dec 22, 2009

SBI looks into possible witness tampering in RC Soles case

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The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible witness tampering in the case against State Senator RC Soles. Sources tell WWAY, two of the people involved in the shooting at the Senator's house have been spotted following him around Tabor City.

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Foreclosures still on the rise

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videoHousing foreclosure is a national concern, and here in southeastern North Carolina, where unemployment rates are higher than the national average, it's a growing problem. Full story...
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Holiday tipping etiquette

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video 'Tis the season for giving, but to whom should you give? Your mailman or hairdresser may deserve a little bonus for their year of hard work, but that can be tough, especially during a time when many folks are strapped for cash. Full story...
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Many hungry for food assistance

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video With more people out of work, thousands are asking the Department of Social Services for help paying their grocery bills. Full story...
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Perdue talks about 2009

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue said her first year in office was a tough one for her, and for North Carolina. On Tuesday, she discussed the past, present and future during a media round table at the Governor's mansion. Full story...
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Birth control option has doctors watching women's bone health

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New research finds that a particular kind of birth control may be harmful to women's bones. Learn more on what the experts say you can do to protect yourself. Full story...
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Day One: Time Warner Cable Girl's High School Basketball Classic

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videoDay one of the Time Warner Cable Girl's High School Basketball Classic is over. Each first round game pitted a Wilmington team versus an out-of-town squad. Full story...
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Two killed in NC as Amtrak train hits car

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An Amtrak train heading from Charlotte to New York struck a car at a North Carolina railroad crossing, killing two people. Full story...
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Perdue: NC well-positioned for economic recovery

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says North Carolina is well-positioned for the nation's economic recovery. Perdue said Tuesday the state is facing another budget shortfall of $400 million because of weak tax collections. Full story...
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NC court backs video poker ban off Cherokee land

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North Carolina's appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that could have again allowed video poker machines to operate statewide. Full story...
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Emergency Services Director for Brunswick County, Randy Thompson retires

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videoBrunswick County’s emergency services director was awarded the states highest honor. Friends, family and co-workers were there as Randy Thompson received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, during a dinner held in his honor. Full story...
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USDOT approves airline passenger bill of rights, but will it help?

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There's a small victory for passengers who are forced to wait out delays on the plane. Airlines will be required to let passengers deplane if they are delayed for more than three hours. Full story...
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NC woman escapes arrest in Ga., steals patrol car

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Georgia authorities say a North Carolina woman wriggled out of her handcuffs and led police on a four-mile car chase after fleeing arrest in one of their patrol cars. Full story...
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Donation doubles endowment of NC cancer hospital

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A global drug manufacturer has doubled the endowment of the North Carolina Cancer Hospital by making a $2 million donation. Full story...
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NC foreclosure prevention program helps thousands

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Officials say a state program has helped more than 2,500 North Carolinians avoid home foreclosure through counseling. Full story...
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