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Archive - Jun 15, 2009

Ordinance in Boiling Spring Lakes puts homeowner in hot water

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videoYou own land, and don't like all the trees. So you cut them down. Simple, right? Not if you live in Boiling Spring Lakes. Cutting down trees without a permit goes against a city ordinance that protects an endangered bird. Full story...
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Great summer camps that will not break the bank

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videoSome summer camps can cost a pretty penny. We have scoped out some cheaper solutions for parents. Full story...
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Extended Stay Hotels Parent Company Bankruptcy

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Extended Stay Hotels LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Spartanburg, South Carolina based company operates more than 650 hotels in the US and Canada, including one on New Center Drive in Wilmington. Full story...
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Federal stimulus money has been approved for eastern NC

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Nearly $32 million of federal stimulus money has been approved for projects in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Town of Belville looking for more land in annexation

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The Town of Belville is looking to acquire two pieces of property; a section of Blackwell Road and another along Highway 17. Full story...
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Helping kids stay fed during the summer

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videoSchool is officially out for most kids in our area. For a lot of parents, making sure their children get good meals can be tough in the summer. But there is help available. Full story...
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Mount Olive College grows in tough times

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One North Carolina college is succeeding, and growing, in challenging economic times. Mount Olive College, which has a Wilmington location that serves 450 students, is expanding. Full story...
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Western NC woman attacked by black bear

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A western North Carolina woman has been treated and released after being attacked in her driveway by a black bear. Full story...
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Car exceeding 100 mph kills 2 on motorcycles in NC

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Police in North Carolina say a woman driving a car faster than 100 mph jumped railroad tracks and slammed into two motorcycles, killing two bikers and injuring a third person. Full story...
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'Millionaire' to hold auditions in Charlotte

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The game show, "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," will look for contestants in Charlotte. The syndicated show will hold contestant auditions from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday at the McGlohon Theatre. Full story...
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NC authorities search for juvenile after escape

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Authorities are searching for a juvenile who escaped custody while on a home visit. The North Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention said Sunday that the boy was last seen in Willow Springs on Saturday night. Full story...
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Police 'confident' rape suspect knew circumstances

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Authorities say they are confident that a North Carolina man charged with rape for an encounter arranged on Craigslist knew that it was not consensual. Full story...
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Volunteer fire department looks to keep swimmers safe

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videoMultiple drownings off of our beaches over the past few weeks has rescue teams on high alert. The Federal Point Volunteer Fire Department's Water Rescue Squad is working to help keep swimmers safe. Full story...
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Pleasure Island recognized as top destination

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The secret is out; Pleasure Island has been recognized as one of the top tourist destinations in America. The New York Times recently looked at the best travel destinations that offer both simple and exotic pleasures. Full story...
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Wilmington Police and New Hanover County Sheriffs take to the court

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videoLaw enforcement officers traded in their badges for a basketball Sunday afternoon. Members of the Wilmington Police Department and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, squared off in the Big Buddy Shootout. Full story...
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