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Archive - Aug 4, 2009

Jap Davis Field House put out to pasture?

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videoThe field house for the New Hanover High School football team was deemed imminently dangerous in December of 2007, but players and coaches have continued to use it until recently. Full story...
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Reward offered for arson information

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videoThe Columbus County fire marshal is offering a reward of up to a thousand dollars for information leading to an arrest in the arson case surrounding Senator Soles and Allen Strickland. Full story...
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Time Warner not carrying MASN, blacking out Yankees games on YES

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videoTime Warner Cable reached an agreement with one popular sports network, but continues to struggle with another. As a result, baseball fans in Wilmington are worried that means they won't see their teams as the playoffs approach. Full story...
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Is Hotel Indigo the right fit for convention center?

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videoThere is a wrinkle in the plan surrounding a hotel that will be built in conjunction with the new Wilmington Convention Center. Hotel Indigo was supposed to be Wilmington’s first boutique hotel, but the city wants to make sure they are the right fit. Full story...
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Is Facebook becoming inappropriate?

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videoThe one billion pieces of content shared on Facebook every week help keep the 250 million members hooked. But included in that content are provocative pictures, inappropriate personality quizzes, and virtual alcoholic ... Full story...
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More kids learning lessons from home schooling

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videoWhile many children in our area are gearing up for back to school, some won't have to leave home to learn their lessons. Home schooling is catching on more and more across the state and right here in our backyard. Full story...
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Pender County looks for new boat ramp location

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Pender County is back to square one when it comes to building a new public boat ramp. Commissioners had until July 31st to use a $3 million grant from the state. Full story...
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It is a green light for red light program

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It is a green light for one city program that catches drivers who run red lights. The city's camera program will continue for another three years. Full story...
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Fees may increase for trash in Brunswick County

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Brunswick County residents might have to pay more to dump their trash. The board of commissioners has voted to increase waste water fees 14.3 percent, and increase construction and demolition fees from $49 to $56 per ton. Full story...
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Archaeology Week teaches kids about local fossils

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From furry four legged friends to creatures that walked millions of years ago, Tuesday kids learned all about dinosaurs that once lived in our own backyard. Full story...
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Marino on Money: August 4

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videoWe hear a lot these days about repairing poor credit; today financial planner Ross Marino talks about getting credit for the first time. Full story...
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Home-schooling gains popularity in NC

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Home-schooling has hit a record popularity in North Carolina. More than 41,000 families taught their children at home last school year. Full story...
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Ex-NC death row inmate waives detention hearing

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A former death row inmate charged with kidnapping a North Carolina family will be held without bond until his trial. Full story...
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NC family 1 step closer to keeping pet pig

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A North Carolina family who says a potbellied pig is therapeutic for their autistic son is closer to being able to keep the animal at home. Full story...
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NC fire loss estimated at more than $3 million

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Authorities say millions of dollars in damage were caused by a fire that destroyed the home of a North Carolina businessman who pleaded guilty to operating video poker machines illegally. Full story...
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