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Archive - Jul 2009

Federal stimulus money helps add to WPD staff

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There was some good news Tuesday for the Wilmington Police Department. The WPD is getting 2 million dollars in federal stimulus money to hire more officers. Chief Ralph Evangelous and Mayor Bill Saffo held a joint news conference Tuesday at City Hall. Full story...
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R.C. Soles sees state budget go "back to square one"

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There is still no state budget as lawmakers are "back to square one" in the words of Senator RC Soles. Soles said the process had to start over after Governor Bev Perdue "strongly hinted"...

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NC town board approves contract for deputies

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The board of alderman in a North Carolina town has approved a contract to allow county deputies to patrol the town in a vote that drew more attention because it occurred after a slaying. Full story...
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NC nursing home fined more than $210,000

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North Carolina and federal regulators has imposed a fine of more than $210,000 after they determined that a Raleigh nursing home placed residents at immediate risk of harm this spring. Full story...
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Students plan return to debt-ridden NC school

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Students return next week to Greensboro College, a school that has laid off staff to deal with a debt of more than $19 million. Full story...
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NC agency urges food companies to social marketing

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North Carolina's agriculture department is pushing small food companies to Facebook for new markets. Full story...
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NC panel on offshore energy hears from public

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A North Carolina panel exploring energy available off the state's coast hears from the public about the choices ahead. Full story...
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Bob Dylan headlines Durham concert

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Bob Dylan's tour of minor-league baseball parks is coming to a North Carolina stadium. Dylan, Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp will perform Tuesday at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. Full story...
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Kure Beach boardwalk comes with mixed emotions

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videoKure Beach town leaders hope families will enjoy spending time there, thanks to a new boardwalk. While the new addition did not come without some resistance, most seem pleased with the outcome.

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Wilmington traffic stop turns into car chase

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An attempted traffic stop turned into a car chase through Wilmington. The chase ended a little before 10:00 P.M. Monday night, with this car backed into a fence at 29th and Lyndon. Full story...
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A way to save that wet cell phone

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If you spend time around the water this time of year, you run the risk of getting your cell phone wet. Find out what the experts say about saving your phone. Full story...
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Family and friends remember Emmitt Irving

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A memorial took place Monday night for the first anniversary of the murder of Wilmington resident Emmitt Irving. The 26 year old was gunned down in front of his home on Grace Street. Full story...
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New ways to fight symptoms of the flu

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There may be a new way to fight the irritating symptoms of the flu. New research suggests that probiotics, or good bacteria, can have a preventive effect when it comes to fighting the seasonal flu virus. Full story...
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ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Searching for deserving families

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Do you know a family whose home deserves an Extreme Makeover? If so, the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition want to hear from you. Full story...
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Officers now equipped with new crime fighting tool

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videoState Attorney General, Roy Cooper, announced a new crime fighting initiative Monday. Officers now have access to information that will help them track probation violators, and crack down on identity theft. Full story...
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