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Archive - Sep 16, 2009

Keeping Southport clean

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The city of Southport is doing its part to stay beautiful. Wednesday was the first day of the annual fall clean-up. Full story...
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Nine turtles nurtured and now released

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videoReleasing the sea turtles takes a lot of manpower and preparation. Each is weighed, loaded into the back of a pick up truck and covered in wet towels before being transported to the beach. Full story...
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Wilmington drivers should start seeing more green

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videoIf you drive around Wilmington, you often find yourself waiting....and waiting....and waiting....at red lights. The city's traffic lights are notoriously long, but that will soon change. Full story...
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Poplar Grove Farmer's Market gets new parking lot

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A visit to Poplar Grove Plantation just got a lot easier. A $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission helped pay to create a new parking lot to replace an old potholed dirt one. Full story...
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Home sales in Wilmington cool off for August

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Home sales in Wilmington took a hit last month. The latest numbers released by the Wilmington area Realtors Association show home sales dropped to 380 in August. Full story...
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City Council puts foot down on storm water issue

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The city of Wilmington is cracking down in the name of cleaner storm water. City Council voted Tuesday night to fine pet owners $250 if they do not pick up after their pet. Full story...
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Some health experts want to tax sugary drinks, cite health benefits

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Past research has connected the consumption of sugary drinks like soda and sweetened juices with diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Now a group of public health experts is calling for a tax on these beverages. Full story...
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Dark Water: The Legacy of Hurricane Floyd, Part 3

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videoAs we prepare for future hurricanes, we are looking back at one that caused major damage in southeastern North Carolina ten years ago. In our series, Dark Water, meteorologist Jerry Jackson has examined the effects of Hurricane Floyd. Full story...
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NC crash kills ex-White House photog Kightlinger

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A retired White House photographer who worked for five U.S. presidents and his wife were killed in a traffic accident on a North Carolina road. Full story...
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NC will require electronic breakers in new houses

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North Carolina regulators will require that all new homes be built with an electronic switch designed to prevent electrical fires. Full story...
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NC education leaders meet with Perdue

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The top education leaders in North Carolina are meeting with Gov. Beverly Perdue for the first time since a state budget passed that required painful belt-tightening. Full story...
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43-foot 'tree' being installed at NC Museum of Art

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The North Carolina Museum of Art is closed until April as a new building is completed, but work already is starting on installing new pieces of art. Full story...
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Wilmington Sharks awarded league's Organization of the Year

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The Wilmington Sharks baseball team has been named this year's Coastal Plain League Organization of the Year. Full story...
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New Hanover County prepares for flu season with forums

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Flu season is just around the corner. The New Hanover County Health Department, and the county school system, teamed up Tuesday night at Eaton Elementary School for the first of three flu awareness forums. Full story...
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Cape Fear Hospital holding blood drive Wednesday

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You can give a priceless gift today without spending a dime. Cape Fear Hospital is hosting a blood drive Wednesday morning from 10:30 until 3:00 in the afternoon. Full story...
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