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Archive - Nov 18, 2011

Community steps up to open hearts, homes to Marines on Thanksgiving

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With the help of 27 host families, a bus load of 54 Marines will make their way to the port Port City for a delicious meal and hospitality this Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Eleven Cape Fear area schools receive math and science grants

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Scotchman Convenience Stores and the ExxonMobil Educational Alliance program have awarded $5,500 in grant funding to 11 area schools to support math and science education. Full story...
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Six-month investigation leads to drug, weapons bust

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video Wilmington Police say a six-month investigation has taken a huge stash of drugs and stolen weapons off the street Five men face a number of charges. Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says investigators believe these suspects were big suppliers in the area. Full story...
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Middle school tutor, coach arrested for indecent liberties with 12-year-old girl

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A middle school tutor and coach is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a student. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Jammie Lynn Locklear, 36, of Lake Waccamaw Wednesday night. Full story...
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Perdue talking up outcome on rules review

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Gov. Bev Perdue's administration says hundreds of state government administrative rules have been repealed and fewer have been issued in the year since she began an effort to clean up regulations deemed unnecessary or lacking common sense. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man's 3,300-mile walk for cause ends in Carolina Beach

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video The saying goes, "You'll never understand a person until you've walked a mile in their shoes." How about 3,300 miles? That's how far a former Wilmington city employee has walked to raise awareness and money so needy people can have clean water. Full story...
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NRC starts special inspection at Brunswick Nuclear Plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will launch a special inspection at Progress Energy’s Brunswick nuclear power plant to assess the circumstances surrounding an event on Wednesday that required operators to shut down the Unit 2 reactor. Full story...
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FDA revokes approval of Avastin for breast cancer

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video The Food and Drug Administration has declared the blockbuster drug Avastin should no longer be used in breast cancer patients because there's no proof it extends their lives - and it is causing dangerous side effects. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we want to know where you go to get that special dessert to wrap up your Thanksgiving feast. Which store are you really thankful for when it is time to pick the perfect pumpkin, apple or sweet potato pie? We want to know where is the BEST PLACE TO BUY A THANKSGIVING PIE? Here's how the votes are baking up (4 pm Thurs.):
Apple Annie's - 35%
Sugar on Front Street - 32%
Carolina Farmin' - 28%
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NC sheriff's deputy, suspect wounded in shooting

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A Wake County sheriff's deputy and a suspect in a domestic call have been wounded in an apparent shootout. Full story...
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NC Museum of History opens Girl Scout exhibit

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A new exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of History commemorates the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of the USA -- complete with an older recipe for its famous cookies. Full story...
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Man, woman found dead in Buncombe County

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A man and woman have been found dead in a home in Buncombe County. Full story...
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Gastonia to try goats to fight kudzu

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Everyone in the South knows it's not easy to get rid of creeping Kudzu vines. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Clerk makes good on promise to defend store, shoots would-be robber

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videoA would-be armed robber got a taste of his own medicine today when the convenience store clerk pulled out a gun of his own. After being held up last month, the clerk vowed to protect himself and be prepared for future threats. Full story...
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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

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videoAn Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar. Full story...
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