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Archive - Dec 8, 2009

Sleigh ride brings students to Wilmington

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videoThirty-two children from Georgia took a sleigh ride with Santa today from Atlanta to Wilmington thanks to Atlantic southeast Airlines. Call it a direct flight to the Children's Museum of Wilmington. Full story...
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How many taxis are enough?

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videoAre there enough taxis in the city of Wilmington? The city issues 155 taxi permits to cab companies throughout the Port City, and those are the only cabs that can pick up passengers in the Wilmington city limits. Taxi drivers say the system isn't fair. Full story...
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Local artists need interesting material for sculpture

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A group of local artists is gathering an unusual material to build an art installation in downtown Wilmington. They are looking for canned food donations. The artists will use the cans to build a fort-like structure... Full story...
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Wilmington kids need help "making it"

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A Wilmington mentoring program needs your help. "Kids Making It" teaches kids business and life skills, through woodworking, and art. They sell their creations at a downtown shop. The non- profit program is funded by grants, and donations. Full story...
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Elderly woman involved in Southport drug bust

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A drug investigation in Southport has left an elderly woman and 12 others facing charges. Seventy-two-year-old Martha Lee is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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Men connected to Sen. Soles investigation land in jail

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Jackie Jordan is facing drug charges. Stacey Scott was arrested for domestic assault.

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Police and firefighters chip in to help needy children

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Members of the Leland Police Officer’s Association and Leland Firefighters are helping out needy children this holiday season. They have dropped off boxes at Wal-mart... Full story...
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Brunswick County showcases Nutcracker - with a twist

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‘Tis the season for the Nutcracker; the classical ballet is wowing audiences around the world. The Brunswick Ballet and Brunswick Little Theater is doing the Nutcracker with a twist. Full story...
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City still working out details for downtown taxi stand

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After complaints about the first trial run, taxi companies called this past weekend's taxi stand experiment a success.

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Sweepstakes cafes OK in Burgaw

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The town commission approved adding the businesses to Burgaw's list of permitted uses. Full story...
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Sweet staches for charity

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Today's snapshot was sent to us by David Hardin and the Cape Fear Community College's Sea Devil Stache Society. David is among a group at CFCC growing their best facial hair out for the "Mustaches for Kids" charity. You can vote on your favorite ‘stache from this group at Java Dog in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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NC posts malpractice case settlements online

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North Carolina medical consumers can now check whether their doctor has been convicted of crimes or been sued for malpractice in cases that were settled or lost. Full story...
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Settlement reached in NC windy weather death

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The family of a North Carolina town official killed when a tree fell on her sport utility vehicle has reached a settlement with the city of Charlotte. Full story...
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DA wants death for NC man accused of killing 3

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A prosecutor says he wants the death penalty for a man charged with killing three North Carolina women. Two of the women's bodies were found in South Carolina. Full story...
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Agents: NC woman sold moonshine at day care

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Authorities have charged a North Carolina woman with selling moonshine out of her day care center. Full story...
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