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Archive - Jan 20, 2011

UNCW women's basketball team vaults into first place tie in CAA

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How's that for respect? After Thursday's win over Delaware the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team is tied for first in the CAA in Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's first season as head coach of the Seahawks. Can you say coach of the year? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Downtown store owner gives shoppers free parking

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video A struggling economy can make it hard for small businesses to stay afloat, especially for beach areas that consider the winter months their off-season. The owners of two downtown clothing stores are providing easy access to their stores in hopes of boosting their sales. Full story...
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ABC worker charged with selling to minor

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A Wilmington ABC store employee is facing charges for selling alcohol to a minor. Full story...
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Six-year-old left on bus for hours in cold

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video When you send your child off to school on the bus, you expect them to wind up in class. But last week a child in Bladen County spent much of a cold school day on the bus. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen couple says stabbing was an accident

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video A Whiteville High School student-athlete got a painful lesson in love this week. The teenager's girlfriend stabbed him in the head after getting jealous of other girls, but the couple says it was all a big accident. Full story...
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Perdue opposes privatizing NC liquor operations

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video Gov. Bev Perdue opposes privatizing North Carolina's liquor store operations, saying the one-time increase in revenue it would generate wouldn't be worth changing the system. Full story...
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Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. Full story...
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Charlotte firm set to buy Hooters

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A Charlotte private equity firm appears set to win a battle to buy the Hooters restaurant chain, known for its provocatively dressed waitresses, according to court documents. Full story...
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Beach towns make their case, but don't want to break up

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Like a jilted lover trying to make amends, last night New Hanover County’s three beach communities confronted the county tourism development authority - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We’re not asking to break away from Wilmington,” said Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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Contest winner heads to Sundance for film about her beach litter crusade

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Recently we told you about Danielle Richardet, a Wilmington woman who spends about 20 minutes a day picking cigarette butts off Wrightsville Beach. Her mission was filmed by a crew last month to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this weekend. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers still interested in ABC changes

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Some top Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature say Gov. Beverly Perdue's opposition to getting government out of the liquor business doesn't mean the idea is dead. Full story...
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Pender shelter must move dogs for renovation

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After failing a state inspection, the shelter must renovate its septic system. As a result at least 60 dogs need to be relocated by the end of the month. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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