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Archive - Jun 26, 2009

County employment numbers headed in the wrong direction

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videoThese are busy times for job hunters. No matter how you cut it, unemployment numbers are going in the wrong direction. Full story...
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Lumina Mortgage closes their doors Friday

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There is some fallout from the First Bank's purchase of Cooperative Bank. Lumina Mortgage closed it's doors Friday. The company was a former subsidiary of the failed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Boating under the influence

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videoWhen the heat is on in the summer, a lot of people in this area beat it by spending time on their boat. This weekend, law enforcement will be keeping a close eye on them, to make sure they're practicing safe boating skills. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Burgaw Train Depot

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videoThis month our Cape Fear Pride series has been chugging along in Burgaw. Today we take a look at the historic train depot in beautiful downtown. Full story...
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Elderly getting wise on internet scams

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videoNew research shows fraud against the elderly is on the rise. A group of area women are doing what they can to keep themselves, and their friends, from becoming victims. Full story...
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Young boaters targeted in new bill

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A new bill in Raleigh is targeting young boaters. Wednesday, House lawmakers approved a bill that would make people under the age of 26 complete a boating safety course, or pass a boating operation test. Full story...
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Local music lovers remember Michael Jackson

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videoFans across the globe are mourning the death of the King of Pop. Michael Jackson's career spanned decades, reaching people of all ages, from all parts of the world. Here in Wilmington, music lovers remember his legacy. Full story...
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Man hangs in there, staying in tree

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The Wilmington man who climbed up a tree to keep it from being cut down is still up there. Charlie Joyce Junior said he does not plan on giving in to the chainsaws anytime soon. Full story...
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Kids get a chance to do some sleuthing

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Kids at a Wilmington anatomy and physiology camp turned into young detectives for the day. Campers at Cape Fear Community College's Bones and Remains Camp had a visit from Crime Scene Investigator Nathan Smoots. Full story...
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Does your website bite?

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When you are surfing the web, do you ever come across websites that are just plain ugly? Wilmington Design Company has been sponsoring a contest for the past couple months, looking for the ugliest site on the web. Full story...
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Smithfield Packing, union agree on NC contract

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Smithfield Packing Co. and a union that worked for years to organize a huge North Carolina slaughterhouse say they have agreed on their first contract for the plant. Full story...
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NC city to refund $2.6M in business license fees

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North Carolina's largest city says it will refund to building contractors some $2.6 million in improperly collected business license fees. Full story...
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NC sheriff tells town to pay for patrols

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A North Carolina sheriff whose deputies are patrolling a town whose police department has been stripped of power says he must be paid for the service by July 1. Full story...
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NC House would give tax delay to contractors

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Contractors with unsold homes would get more time to pay property taxes on them in a bill approved by North Carolina lawmakers. Full story...
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NC teenager hospitalized with rare infection

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A 14-year-old North Carolina boy is hospitalized with a rare infection that cost him part of his nose and five teeth after swimming in a local lake. Full story...
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