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Archive - Feb 2009

Pender Early College students are teaching Spanish to Burgaw Police

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Some young teachers in Pender County are trying to break the language barriers law enforcement officers sometimes face. Full story...
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Deputies use pepper spray at Williston Middle School fight

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A fight broke out behind the school while a talent show was going on inside. The school resource officer and a faculty member attempted to break up the fight and were rushed by the crowd. Full story...
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Help for college-bound students at FAFSA Day

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Are you or your child heading off to college soon, but not sure about filling out the free application for federal student aid? Help is on the way this weekend with FAFSA Day. Full story...
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Dad comes home from Iraq to surprise of son

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videoA Brunswick County first grader got the shock of his life when his father paid a surprise visit to his school. It was a surprise because his father just made it back from a 22-hour flight from Iraq. Full story...
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Follow up on Officer Matthews' death

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videoThis tragedy brings to light the risk police officers take daily to keep our streets safe. Police officers take an oath to serve and protect their community, and most stand by that to the end. Full story...
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A Wilmington adult store is left wondering why it is being forced to close

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videoThe city has closed the doors on a Wilmington adult entertainment store, despite the fact that similar shops operate less than a half a mile away. Full story...
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Universal cell phone chargers will make a positive change

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videoOld cell phone chargers generate 50,000 tons of waste a year, not to mention the fact that it's a hassle to have to get a new charger every time you get a new phone. However, there may be relief in site. Cell phone industry leaders are working on a plan to create a universal charger by 2012, which would help the environment and make things more convenient for cell phone buyers. Full story...
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Pender to unleash dangerous dog laws?

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Other counties may be using New Hanover County's dangerous dog laws as an example. Pender County commissioners are discussing stricter animal control ordinances after two pit bulls recently killed a small dog. Full story...
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New Hanover County school officials are asking for parents help

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Parents with students in New Hanover County schools are being encouraged to attend a district improvement meeting Thursday night. Full story...
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New Hanover County Animal Control holds another Dog Court

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The dangerous dog board heard one case last night; a dispute between neighbors who live in a development off Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Planners present designs for Cape Fear Skyway

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A new cable bridge connected New Hanover and Brunswick County is one step closer to reality. Full story...
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Market Street public forum continues Thursday night

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The second of two public forums addressing congestion, safety and general appearance of Market Street is Thursday night. Full story...
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Feds indict NC man charged in 2008 'scaring' death

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A man facing state charges of scaring a North Carolina woman to death while fleeing after a bank robbery attempt is facing federal charges related to the case. Full story...
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Manufacturing company to add jobs at NC plant

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A Wisconsin-based manufacturing company plans to expand its western North Carolina plant by adding 40 jobs and investing $2 million. Full story...
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