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Archive - Aug 2009

Strickland makes first court appearance, claims innocence

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A Tabor City teen charged with burning down his own house made his first appearance in court Friday. The house is owned by Allen Strickland who is accused of burning down the house, which was bought for him by Senator RC Soles. Full story...
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Smoking ban causes frustration with downtown businesses

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Recently, the downtown campus of Cape Fear Community college became off limits to smokers. Now, business owners nearby say smokers looking for a safe haven are becoming a nuisance. Full story...
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Two parasailers die off Ocean Isle Beach

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A vacation turned deadly Friday afternoon when two visitors died parasailing off Ocean Island Beach. Full story...
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Dane Hobbs left his mark with many in Wilmington

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A homeless man who passed away on Tuesday left his mark here in Wilmington. Since Dane Hobbs died this week, we have received numerous e-mails and calls from viewers telling us what an impact Hobbs had on our community. Full story...
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Wilmington River Group misses deadline again

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The City of Wilmington may be looking for a new developer to build the convention center hotel. Wilmington River Group, the developer of choice, had until Friday to come up with a one million dollar line of credit ensuring they could complete Hotel Indigo. Full story...
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New Hanover County sheriff's looking for missing man

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a missing man. Charles Vincent Harkey has not been seen since Tuesday. He goes by the name Vince and is 5 foot 8, 200 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and a goatee. Full story...
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Perdue frees up $38 million for North Carolina counties

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Next week, North Carolina counties will get $38 million in overdue lottery funds earmarked for school construction. Full story...
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Vacant NC furniture plant ablaze in 70-foot flames

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North Carolina firefighters are battling a blaze at a vacant furniture plant in Morganton where witnesses say flames are shooting more than 70 feet into the air. Full story...
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