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Archive - Jun 2009

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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Sex ed curriculum gets final OK in NC Legislature

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The Legislature has given its final approval to changes in North Carolina's sex education curriculum in public schools for young teenagers. Full story...
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NO PORT discusses environmental impact, announces contest winner

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videoThe group NO PORT Southport met Thursday night to discuss the environmental impacts of the proposed port in Brunswick County Folks who attended had the chance to hear from a panel of environmental professionals and find out the winner of a contest sponsored by the group. Full story...
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Bitsy Corbett passes away at 91

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The matriarch of a prominent Wilmington family has died. Albert Corbett said his mother, Elizabeth "Bitsy" Corbett lived at Airlie Gardens starting in 1960. Full story...
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Have you been pronouncing Camp Lejeune correctly?

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Pop quiz: What's the name of the big Marine Corps base in Onslow County? Camp Lejeune, right?

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High School Musical takes to the stage

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videoHigh School Musical fans are in for a treat this weekend. Thanks in part to a grant from the Brunswick Arts Council, High School Musical is coming to Odell Williamson Auditorium. Full story...
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First hotel in Leland celebrates with ribbon cutting

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videoThere was an economic show of confidence Thursday as northern Brunswick County celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel. The Comfort Suites at Magnolia Greens has been open for more than a week, but business owners and community members came out for the official ribbon cutting. Full story...
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Speed a concern in Hampstead on Highway 210

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videoA stretch of road in Pender County continues to concern residents. They say cars fly around the bend as you enter Hampstead on Highway 210, and they want the speed limit reduced before someone else gets hurt. Full story...
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Taking a stand by sitting in a tree

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videoWednesday, we told you about a man who climbed a 150-year-old oak tree in his yard to save it from being cut down. A day later, and he's still there, and says he's not coming down anytime soon. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department puts alleged drug trafficker behind bars

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department continues to crack down on prescription drug trafficking and forgery. Detectives put another alleged prescription drug trafficker behind bars. This time, the person arrested is a registered nurse in the county. Full story...
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