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Archive - Jun 11, 2009

Carolina Beach tries to make visitors aware of rip current dangers

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videoStrong rip currents, that keep catching swimmers off guard, have kept Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue unseasonably busy. Full story...
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Tax incentives aim at stimulating real estate market

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videoYou may have heard of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, but even if it's not your first time as a home owner you can reap some big benefits. The federal government is offering up to $8,000 to people buy a home before December 1st. Full story...
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After school program owner facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child

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videoJohn Maisenhelder made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom today. He's charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the District Attorney's Office, the charges involve three separate victims from an after school center Maisenhelder owns, a place where he taught karate to kids. Full story...
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Hormone-suppression therapy benefits prostate cancer treatment

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Men who have prostate cancer, that has begun to spread, can benefit from hormone-suppression therapy. A new study shows the survival odds are greater for patients who have long-term treatment. Full story...
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Texting while driving ban brings up concerns

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videoEarlier this week, the state Senate gave final approval to legislation, banning drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. The ban is now headed to the Governor’s desk, but the law raises some concerns. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation tries to delay Titan's progress

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In a five-page letter, the North Carolina Coastal Federation asked Governor Perdue to delay state permits on the Carolinas Cement Plant in Castle Hayne until a federal study on its environmental effects is complete. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 11

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videoIdentity theft can happen to just about anyone, anywhere. One of the best ways to protect yourself is the old fashioned way of double checking your financial transactions. Full story...
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Dedication ceremony held at The Wall That Heals

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A scaled down replica of the Vietnam Wall is ready for visitors in Wilmington. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning in Ogden Park, where the "Wall That Heals" is set up through the weekend. Full story...
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Slow down on Eastwood

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You may not have noticed, but there's a new speed limit in effect on one of Wilmington’s main drags. The speed limit on Eastwood Road recently dropped from 55 to 45 miles per hour. Full story...
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WPD hosts open house for children

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Some youngsters got a behind the scenes look at the Wilmington Police Department Thursday. Plenty of police vehicles were open to the public including Segways and police cars. Full story...
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