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Archive - Jan 6, 2011

UNCW female boxer packs a punch at Silver Gloves boxing tournament in Wilmington

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videoThe City of Wilmington is starting to build a decent reputation when it comes to boxing. In fact boxers from nine different states are in the Port City this week to compete in the annual Southeast Silver Gloves Boxing Championship at the armory on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Friends and family members remember 'The King'

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video Friends and family gathered Thursday night to remember a young man killed New Year's Day. New Hanover High student Queyshon King died when he hit a truck in Leland. Full story...
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Fat Tony’s makes donation to Cape Fear Literacy Council

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Fat Tony's Italian Pub recently donated $5,000 to Cape Fear Literacy Council as a result of money raised by hosting the Wilmington Oktoberfest. Full story...
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CFCC to give away free basketball tickets in honor of MLK Day

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Cape Fear Community College will give away free tickets to the Saturday, Jan. 15 basketball game in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Day. The game starts at 5:00 p.m. and the Sea Devils will take on Mount Zion Academy in the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Pentagon anticipates $78 billion in budget cuts

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures. Full story...
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WPD: 2010 Wilmington Crime Statistics - Executive Summary

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The following is a summary of crime stats for last year... Full story...
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26th MEU from Lejeune heading to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom

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More than 1,000 MEU Marines and sailors are expected to move into Helmand province by the end of January to provide greater security and support the infrastructure development needed in the region. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

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videoMore than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: NC teen dies from flu; first in the state

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A 15-year old died on January 5 of complications from an influenza infection. The child had not received flu vaccine this season. Full story...
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Economist predicts improved 2011 for area

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It's hard to know exactly what the future holds when it comes to the local economy, but now we have an idea. Full story...
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WPD: Drop in downtown crime in 2010

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The Wilmington Police Department's 2010 crime stats also looked specifically at Downtown Wilmington. The police department says violent and property crimes were down 19 percent downtown during 2010, compared to the year before. Full story...
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How much do you know about your bottled water?

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video Environmental Working Group analyzed the labels of 173 unique bottled water products and company websites to determine if companies disclose information on where water comes from, how or if their water is treated, and whether the results of purity testing are revealed. Full story...
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WPD: Violent crime in Wilmington lowest in 10 years

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department released its annual report on violent crime and says 2010 marks one of the least-violent years in a decade. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Close call for weak pelican on busy highway

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videoFinally a bird story with a happy ending, but it didn't start out that way. An island is a good spot for a pelican, unless it is the center island on MLK Parkway in Wilmington. Full story...
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Rabon takes oath, makes history

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History today in North Carolina's 8th Senate district. Sen. Bill Rabon was sworn into office at the Brunswick County Court House. Full story...
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