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Archive - Dec 7, 2009

New V.A. facility to be centrally located at ILM

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videoVeterans Affairs officials are moving forward with plans for a new VA outpatient clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Mullen answers questions as Lejeune Marines get orders to head to Afghanistan

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videoThe Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff addressed hundreds of Camp Lejeune Marines who will soon head off to war. A total of 8,000 got their marching orders today, part of President Obama's plan to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan over the next six months. Full story...
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Update in the case against former middle school teacher Jessica Wishnask

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There is an update on the case against former Williston Middle School teacher Jessica Wishnask. Wishnask was arrested in May, after police said they found her in a parked car Full story...
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Car-breakins on the rise in New Hanover County

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An increase in car break-ins has the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office warning drivers. Over the weekend, nine car break-ins were reported in New Hanover County alone. Full story...
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Locals remember Pearl Harbor

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videoOn this date in 1941, Japanese forces attacked the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Six men who survived the attack took part in a memorial service Monday at the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Sea Notes bring holiday spirit to Southport

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WWAY continues our month-long Cape Fear Pride focus on Southport, where the holiday spirit is already going strong. This weekend you get a chance to enjoy some holiday music... Full story...
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Mullen says troops being sent to blunt insurgency

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The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the insurgency in Afghanistan has grown in the past three years and sending 30,000 more U.S. troops is an attempt to slow that momentum. Full story...
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1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will leave for Afghanistan

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The Pentagon has announced about 1,500 Marines from Camp Lejeune will leave for Afghanistan later this month. Military sources have said the first forces are expected on the ground by Christmas. Full story...
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Cunningham to challenge Burr for NC Senate seat

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A former state senator says he will challenge North Carolina U.S. Sen. Richard Burr next year. Full story...
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NC sheriff's aide wants bribery sentence reversed

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A volunteer captain who helped a former North Carolina sheriff extort bribes from illegal gambling operators wants a judge to set aside his prison sentence. Full story...
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Man arrested in deaths of 2 NC women found in SC

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A North Carolina man has been arrested in the deaths of two women whose bodies were found in northern South Carolina. Full story...
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NC firefighters evacuate Charlotte apartments

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Ten residents of an apartment building in North Carolina's largest city have been taken to hospitals with carbon monoxide poisoning. Full story...
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NC funeral home arranges services for family pets

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A North Carolina funeral home wants to be sure that families can give their pets a proper memorial once they're gone. Full story...
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Report: 4 agencies bought from firm tied to Rand

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At least four North Carolina agencies bought expensive, high-tech surveillance gear from a private security firm linked to Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand. Full story...
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Police: Man broke window, slipped into NC capitol

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Authorities say a man slipped into the State Capitol through a broken window and vandalized a Christmas tree and a water fountain Full story...
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