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Archive - 2009

NC sisters start Web site for female Marines

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Four North Carolina sisters are launching a Web site to provide support for the very few and the proud: female Marines. Full story...
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"Women Build" home dedicated to deserving family

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videoBack in the summer we brought you a story about Habitat for Humanity's “Women Build" project. Four months later, the women have finished the house. Over the weekend, they dedicated the home. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: What goes up must come down

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video You’ve heard the old saying "what goes up must come down". It's especially true in meteorology. Class is in session at Lincoln Elementary School. Full story...

Ogden Santa honored by food drive

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videoA food drive in Ogden Saturday honored one man many people referred to as Santa. Those who knew Dane Hobbs, who passed away this summer, say he would certainly be proud of the community's support in his name. Full story...
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State Supreme Court steps in on release of two convicted killers

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The State Supreme Court stepped in Friday night, moments before two convicted killers were set to go free. Full story...
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Welcome Home Angel helps local teenager cope with illness

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videoJust in time for Christmas: A Wilmington teenager and her family are celebrating an important gift. Courtney Causey has a new bedroom, thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization. Full story...
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Local museum takes visitors on a trip to Christmas past

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The Wilmington Burgwin-Wright house museum took visitors on a trip to Christmas past over the weekend. Full story...
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Two Port City musicians hoping for Grammy awards

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videoWhen you think Grammy nominees, you think Hollywood or New York, not exactly the Port City. But next month when those coveted awards are handed out, one music producer may be bringing one trophy back to New Hanover County, while another musician may be able to brag about his Grammy ties. Full story...
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Thalian Hall renovation project kicks into high gear

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video City Hall aka Thalian Hall, looks nice and tranquil on the outside, but inside it's quite another matter. Full story...
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Hundreds line up for help with holiday gifts

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videoFor hundreds of local families, Friday was Christmas. Thanks to donations from the community, needy children will have gifts under the tree on Christmas morning. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington decorated with new art

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Out with the old, in with the new: downtown Wilmington is now decorated with new pedestrian art. Five new statues can be found scattered around the streets of the city. Full story...
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New software helps parents prevent kids from texting while driving

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video Texting while driving has been illegal in North Carolina for about two weeks now, but questions over how it can be enforced still remain. Now, new software is putting power in the hands of parents. Full story...
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Staff reductions, furlough days have New Hanover County residents paying

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videoTo help meet a $21 million budget shortfall, New Hanover County offered employees early retirement, laid others off, and issued mandatory furlough days. While the cuts helped balance the budget, county residents might still end up '”paying”. Full story...
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Students, faculty observe Pender County teacher

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Students and faculty at Pender High School observed a moment of silence Friday to honor long-time teacher Daisy Larkins. Full story...
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US Army Reserves reads Polar Express to Wilmington students

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The Polar Express is a popular children's book this time of year, but not everyone is lucky enough to hear it told by an actual railroad conductor. Friday morning, members of the U.S. Army Reserves... Full story...
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