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Archive - Nov 1, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Leland Mayor Futch asks feds to investigate Barfield, Thompson, Sue & Saffo

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video While he has no interest finding out if allegations of misconduct and corruption within his police department are true, Leland Mayor Walter Futch has found time to ask the Department of Transportation to investigate allegations of conspiracy against area political leaders. Full story...
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State review found deficiencies in Leland PD training; LPD says most corrected

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A state review found dozens of training deficiencies within the Leland Police Department. The review conducted in September found 89 deficiencies in all, but Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne says most have been corrected. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'One Tree Hill' fan finally gets wish to meet favorite star

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Third time's the charm for a die-hard "One Tree Hill" fan whose quest was to meet star sophia bush despite cerebral palsy. On her third trip from Cleveland, OH, to Wilmington to watch the filming of "One Tree Hill," Melissa Fowler finally met Bush. Full story...
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Laney wins first round playoff soccer game

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video The Laney Buccaneers opened the first round of the state soccer playoffs with a win on Tuesday. The Bucs beat the Garner Trojans 4-1. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Board votes in favor for D.C. Virgo to become charter school

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video The question of the night: what to do with D.C. Virgo Middle School. A few were in favor of keeping D.C. Virgo as a traditional school, but when all was said and done, the majority voted in favor of pursuing a charter school application. Full story...
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Brunswick County School Board holds special meeting on staggered day schedule

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video Staggered school scheduling, which started this year in Brunswick County, has cause quite a bit of controversy. Concerned parents were able to voice their opinions at a special Brunswick Couty School Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington council continues look at sign ordinance

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The centerpiece of the Wilmington City council meeting was the sign ordinance that has downtown business owners downright mad. Full story...
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Hoggard volleyball earns spot in 4-A state finals

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video The Hoggard Vikings are Raleigh bound. Hoggard will be playing in the 4-A state championship for high school volleyball on Saturday at Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh. Full story...
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Power outage in Pender County leaves thousands in the dark

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About 10,000 people are without power in Pender County. Full story...
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As holidays approach, seasonal jobs a welcome gift to many

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video It's hard to believe, but it already starting to look a lot like Christmas... at least when you go shopping. The holidays are still weeks away, but many business are already preparing for them. And for those looking for a job, now is a better time than any to find a temporary job Full story...
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Move over, Halloween; Christmas decorations up in downtown Wilmington

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You may think it's far from Christmastime, but the City of Wilmington apparently disagrees. Just one day after the spooktacular holiday of Halloween, downtown Wilmington now has a bit of Christmas flair Full story...
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Bank of America nixes $5 debit card fee

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Bank of America is nixing its plans to charge a $5 debit card fee. The bank says in a statement that the decision to scrap the plan came after listening to customer feedback in recent weeks. Full story...
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Flood insurance issues cause NC officials to write

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Two North Carolina state officials want flood insurance claims adjusters to return to areas damaged by Hurricane Irene to ensure home and business inspections are performed adequately so claims can be paid quickly. Full story...
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NC has slow reading, math gains on US average

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North Carolina students are right about average on math and reading test results. The report released Tuesday from the National Assessment of Educational Progress show the state's schools are making slow progress on improving test scores compared to other states. Full story...
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NC infant mortality rate lowest in state history

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North Carolina's infant mortality rate fell to a historic low last year, thanks in part to a huge reduction in child deaths among black residents. Full story...
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