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Archive - Nov 14, 2011

NC leaders concerned about slow progress in expanding gambling at Indian casino

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North Carolina's top legislative leaders say they're concerned about what they call the slow pace of negotiations to let the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians expand gambling at its casino, but are ready to consider needed changes to state law when there's a deal. Full story...
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Sharks release 2012 baseball schedule

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The Wilmington Sharks 2012 summer league baseball schedule is out. The Sharks also want to spread the word about the their Toys for Tots program. The team is teaming up with the US Marine Corps in their annual toy drive. Full story...
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Ashley baseball players sign to play in college

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College baseball teams began signing recruits Wednesday. Today at Ashley High School, two Eagles signed to play at the next level. Chance Shepard and Christian Wolfe will both play Division I baseball. Full story...
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Ivey Hayes painting to benefit Alzheimers NC

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Nationally-recognized local artist Ivey Hayes has created another masterpiece, and this time it will be auctioned for a good cause. Full story...
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Toyota gives Carolina Canines for Service a lift

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An area charity is getting a free ride to help move along its efforts. Toyota Scion of Wilmington gave a new minivan to Carolina Canines for Service. The giveaway is part of the 100 Cars for Good program. Full story...
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Son shoots mom's boyfriend after she's hit with beer can

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Paul Lewis Sawyer was shot in the thigh with a shotgun Sunday morning following a domestic disturbance with his girlfriend, Tina McDaniel. Sawyer allegedly struck McDaniel with a thrown beer can and her son retrieved a shotgun and shot Sawyer. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington holds ground in front of City Hall

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video Protesters have been occupying the space in front of Wilmington City Hall for a couple of days now. Unlike other occupy movements around the country that have gotten violent and even deadly, members of Occupy Wilmington say they are a friendly bunch who just want their voices heard. Full story...
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Families sought to host Marines for Thanksgiving

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video Port City Java is organizing a Make a Marine's Thanksgiving drive. They're looking for 27 families to host two Marines each from Camp Lejeune Thanksgiving Day from 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. You can feed them lunch, watch some football, or do whatever your family does to celebrate the holiday. Full story...
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Fans from around the world make final visit as 'One Tree Hill' shooting wraps this week

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The drama attracts fans from all over the globe. Girls and guys from France and Canada traveled to the Port City just to get a glimpse of their favorite characters as shooting wraps this week on the show's ninth and final season. Full story...
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Cape Fear Academy names new headmaster

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Cape Fear Academy is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Donald S. Berger, as the new Head of School, effective July 1, 2012. Mr. Berger is currently Head of School at Cary Academy in Cary, North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pilots go to lengths to give shelter dogs new homes

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video The overpopulation of dogs and cats in the United States is a growing problem. With more animals available than potential pet owners, thousands of animals are euthanized every year. A Wilmington man is teaming up with a nationwide group called Pilots n' Paws to help get more pets adopted, even if that means moving the animals to a safe location himself. Full story...
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Sale, auction give fans chance to own piece of 'One Tree Hill'

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As The CW's original series "One Tree Hill" draws to a close, Auction Company of Wilmington has been engaged to offer thousands of items and set pieces to the public over the course of two weekends at EUE Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington. Some of the more spectacular items that will be available at auction include the main characters' bedrooms and décor pieces including artwork, nightstands, beds, armoires and more. Full story...
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Free drugs can help prevent repeat heart attacks

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A study finds that offering people free medicines after a heart attack can help cut the chances they will suffer another one. It also saves them about $500 for health care over the next year without raising costs for insurers. Full story...
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Supreme Court will hear health care case this term

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The Supreme Court says it will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, setting up an election-year showdown over the White House's main domestic policy achievement. Full story...
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Surveys about Camp Lejeune water still sought

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The federal agency leading the health survey about contaminated water at Camp Lejeune is using YouTube to reach out to service members and civilians who worked at the base and their families. Full story...
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