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Archive - Nov 17, 2011

World Series champ Trot Nixon lends a helping hand at baseball camp fundraiser next week

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video Wilmington native Brack Hardee is battling brain cancer. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon and several of his friends from the baseball fraternity will be organizing a one day baseball camp fundraiser next week to raise funds to assist in Brack's fight against cancer. Full story...
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UNCW enjoys 'Wagsgiving' feast

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Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington's annual "Wagsgiving" feast. Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies. Full story...
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Sheriff, school district say no evidence of gang issues after school fight

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Things were back to normal at West Bladen High School today. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and school district say there was at least one fight yesterday at the school. Full story...
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Cat with medical problems stolen from rescue group at pet store

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An area animal rescue group is asking for your help finding a stolen cat with special needs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Dog Court upholds decision to euthanize family's pit bulls

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video New Hanover County Dog Court is back in session. Today, the court heard a case we told you about last week. A family's dog was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in its own backyard. Today the Romanos and the Tookers met again in Dog Court to find out what will happen with the Tookers' two pit bulls. Full story...
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Local Coldwell Banker merging with Raleigh and Fayetteville offices

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The merger of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty of Wilmington and Coldwell Banker Advantage of Raleigh and Fayetteville creates a regional powerhouse with a sales team of more than 600 agents and 26 sales offices in Raleigh, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Jacksonville and other Eastern North Carolina markets. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Topsail principal, superintendent explain suspension

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After weeks of controversy about the suspension of Topsail High School's principal, the school district announced today Marcus Skipper will return to work after Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

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Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million. Full story...
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Truck drives into Brunswick Co. convenience store

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A pick-up truck plowed into a Brunswick County convenience store this morning. It happened at the Scotchman on NC 133 in Belville near US 74/76. Full story...
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6 dead as storms, possible tornadoes hit Southeast

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At least six people have been killed by a storm system that spawned several possible tornadoes as it moved across the Southeast. Full story...

Pre-K program spending unlikely to change soon

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A top North Carolina legislative budget-writer says there are no immediate plans to address preschool spending for at-risk 4-year-olds because litigation on the state's program is running through the courts. Full story...
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Storm kills 2 in Davidson County

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Two people have been killed and at least 10 others injured after severe weather ripped through southern portions of Davidson County. Full story...
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Crossing enemy lines: Ken Cross starting to settle in at East Bladen

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video Leaving West Bladen to coach at East Bladen is like going from Duke to UNC. It's just not common. Back in May Ken Cross resigned as the West Bladen boys basketball coach to coach at East Bladen. It's been an adjustment for both the players and Cross, but it's a good adjustment. Full story...
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UNCW women lose to Wolfpack in Raleigh

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The UNCW women's basketball team didn't pick up their third loss of the season last year until mid-December. This season's squad already has three losses, but the schedule has been more demanding. Full story...
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