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Archive - Jul 30, 2009

Local town celebrates post office's centennial

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videoThe Chadbourn post office opened long before 1909, but it didn't officially become part of the United States Postal Service until President William Howard Taft gave it his stamp of approval. Full story...
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Keeping man's best friend safe in a storm

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Noble is a pet-friendly emergency shelter during severe weather. Thursday, volunteers practiced for an emergency scenario. Full story...
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Volunteers rebuild home destroyed by tornado

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videoIt's amazing what a few nails, wood and some concrete can do. For one Bladen County family, it can change a case of bad luck into good fortune. Full story...
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Religion goes retail in the Port City

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videoFor some people shopping is a religion. But in tough economic times, many shopaholics are cutting back. For one local church, the shrinking economy has opened up space to expand its congregation. Full story...
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Digital foot scan puts patients back on their feet

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videoAt some point we, or someone we know has experienced back, neck, or knee pain. A local Chiropractor has found a way to help ease those aches. Full story...
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First ever Brunswick County drug court graduate

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videoOne local man says a spot drug test from a Judge he says ruled with a heavy hand but a soft heart, was all it took. Full story...
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Tabor City teen arson victim says he's afraid for his life

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videoThe Columbus County town of Tabor City is buzzing with speculation over who may have burned down the home of a local teenager with connections to State Sen. R.C. Soles.

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Still no closure, 3 years after woman's disappearance

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Wilmington police are still investigating the death of Allison Jackson Foy. Foy disappeared after a night out, three years ago.

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Burr to vote against Sotomayor

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Republican Sen. Richard Burr says he will vote against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Full story...
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Triangle toll road to be toll booth free

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Construction on North Carolina’s first toll road in modern history will begin next month after a state panel awarded contracts to build the Triangle Expressway. Full story...
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Camp introduces adolescents to nursing

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Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) was established four years ago to introduce minorities into the nursing field. The program now has over 40 students from eight different counties. Full story...
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Workshop helps small businesses find their way

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From time to time we all need a point in the right direction. On Wednesday, local small business owners got the guidance they'll need to navigate towards recovery. Full story...
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Water levels rise as do predators of mosquitoes

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videoYou may remember the two recent downpours that caused major flooding and major headaches, for some New Hanover County residents, but there may be a silver lining...the added water may decrease the population of mosquitoes. Full story...
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President's beer choice may say a lot

Tonight President Barack Obama will meet with a black Harvard professor and the white police officer who arrested him two weeks ago.