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Archive - Aug 17, 2009

Watching out for H1N1 as students head back to school

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videoA few months ago, it seemed like every day a new case of H1N1 was discovered in a school. Now as public school is set to reopen, schools are on high alert. Full story...
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Dealers haven't received reimbursements, but still praise Cash for Clunkers

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videoConsumers cheered the government's Cash for Clunkers program by trading in hundreds of thousands of their gas-guzzlers, but when it comes to getting reimbursed for the trade-in's, dealers say the program has stalled. Full story...
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Area businesses glad to see students return to campus

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videoIt's a wonderful time of year for businesses near UNCW. When students move back on campus, it's a big economic boost. Full story...
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Bomb threat causes New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated

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A bomb threat prompted the New Hanover County Courthouse to be evacuated Monday. The threat was called into the 911 center from a payphone at 902 Rankin Street at 11:52 a.m. The courthouse was evacuated while authorities performed a visual search, but did not find anything. Full story...
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Where do you get your movie rentals from?

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videoMovie rental stores are competing with movies on demand, Netflix, and the Red Box, a kiosk in many grocery stores that offers one-dollar rentals. When it comes to movie rentals, the little red machine is getting a lot of attention. Full story...
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Wilmington law firm looks to help injured get healthy

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Personal injury attorneys represent people who have been hurt in an accident. Monday, one Wilmington law firm did its part to help them heal. Full story...
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CFCC welcomes students as a smoke free campus

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videoDowntown Wilmington is a little more crowded than it has been recently as students have returned for the fall to Cape Fear Community College. The difference this semester - a new ban on smoking on campus. Full story...
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Brunswick County Animal Shelter gives OK on adoptions

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Dog adoptions are back on at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Adoptions were put on hold last month after two dogs tested positive for distemper, a highly-contagious respiratory disease. Full story...
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School starts for freshman at UNCW

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Nearly 2,000 new UNCW students took their first steps as the class of 2013. Students started the day walking from the UNCW Bell Tower to Trask Coliseum. Following the trek was the official convocation for the class of 2013.

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Number of UNC administrators increases

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A newspaper analysis shows that the number of administrators at University of North Carolina system schools has grown 28 percent in the past five years. Full story...
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'Bull Durham' ballpark renovated

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The baseball park made famous in the movie "Bull Durham" has a new look. WRAL-TV reported that Durham politicians, area baseball coaches and former minor and major league ball players gathered for a game of softball to celebrate the reopening. Full story...
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Feeling quixotic? Nags Head has a windmill for you

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If you've ever wanted your own windmill - especially one with a 7,300-square-foot building - then Nags Head has the place for you. Full story...
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Arrest nabs man in alleged Chuck E. Cheese robbery

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A Wilmington man is scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday for allegedly robbing Chuck E. Cheese's on Oleander Drive last week. Full story...
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Town Hall meeting held by Constitutional Patriots

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The Wilmington Chapter of Constitutional Patriots held a mock town hall meeting Saturday morning at the Northeast Library. They invited Senator Kay Hagan to attend, but the group said she is currently not attending town hall meetings. Full story...
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Hittin' the beach with trash bags

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An army of helping hands flocked to Wrightsville Beach Sunday equipped with garbage bags, and ready to give back. Full story...
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