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Archive - Feb 4, 2009

Local student athletes sign letters of intent

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videoIt's national letter of intent day, the day high school student athletes make their college athletic commitments official. New Hanover High School had the largest group of signers on Wednesday, seven in all. Full story...
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Jobs with New Hanover County schools few and far between

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videoFor college grads looking to start their careers at New Hanover County schools, they might be out of luck. To match their shrinking budget, New Hanover County schools are being forced to tighten their belts. Full story...
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Wilmington's newest community opens Thursday

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Autumn Hall along Eastwood Road put three lots under contract in January, which is more than developers expected. Full story...
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Just enough snow to cancel school for some on Wednesday

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Whiteville wasn't too white today, but white enough. A light dusting of snow was enough to close Whiteville and Columbus County schools. Full story...
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Local social web site adding members daily

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videoA Wilmington social site is helping people connect on a local level. Similar to popular global social networks like Myspace, Facebook, and Linkedin, you can blog, chat, and send messages at 3rdstreetplaza.com, but the big difference is, it's all about this area. Full story...
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UNCW alumni directors are looking for help with financial aid

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In these hard economic times, the university is turning to their alumni to help with financial aid for students who need it. Full story...
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Halyburton Park's scheduled burn on Thursday

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Wilmington's Halyburton Park will be closed for most of the day Thursday to accommodate a prescribed burn. Full story...
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Deputies investigate double homicide

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Two people are dead today, and New Hanover County sheriff's deputies are calling the deaths suspicious. Full story...
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Time Warner announces layoffs

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Time Warner Cable said it is laying off more than 1,200 people over the next few weeks due to slowing growth. The layoffs are in addition to the 500 jobs lost last year. A regional spokesperson said about 150 people will be laid off across North and South Carolina. Full story...
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Hobbs facing multiple charges

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A former Leland police officer and son of a Leland town council member faces two felony charges. Brett Hobbs was arrested last week and charged with felony larceny and conspiracy. Full story...
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Train, tractor-trailer collide in NC

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A passenger train has collided with a tractor-trailer in southern North Carolina, but officials say no injures have been reported. Full story...
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NC school drops laptop requirement, cites economy

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One North Carolina university is dropping its requirement that all students have a laptop computer because there isn't enough financial aid to pay for them. Full story...
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UNC Charlotte athlete dies in basketball game

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A track and field athlete at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte has died during a basketball game. Full story...
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State accepting applications for youth legislature

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State officials are accepting applications this month for North Carolina high school students who want to attend the Youth Legislative Assembly. Full story...
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NC fishermen urged to stress product marketing

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North Carolina commercial fishermen and seafood dealers are learning how to earn more by stressing what makes locally caught seafood better. Full story...
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