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Archive - Nov 30, 2011

Protesters interrupt speech by Wells Fargo CEO

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Protesters in North Carolina disrupted a speech by the head of one of America's biggest banks, and at least a dozen were escorted from the talk. Full story...
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Injured pelicans washing up on NC beaches again

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Officials say pelicans with injuries similar to those seen last winter are washing up on Onslow Beach and have been reported on another beach along the southeastern North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Ex-Marine charged with wife's murder under $1M bond

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video A former Marine accused of killing his ex-wife is in jail under $1 million bond. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested 48-year-old Keith Waters last night for the murder of his wife Kay at their home on Hanover Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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2 with ties to Perdue surrender at Wake jail

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Two people with close ties to Gov. Bev Perdue have surrendered at the Wake County jail on charges related to campaign finance violations. Full story...
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NC students headed for school year 5 days longer

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The academic year for North Carolina's public school students is set to get five days longer next year. Members of the state Board of Education said Wednesday a new state law taking away teacher training time and replacing it with five more classroom days should take effect with the new school year in August. Full story...
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Preacher Billy Graham admitted to NC hospital

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A spokesman for the Rev. Billy Graham says the famous evangelist has been taken to a hospital near his home in North Carolina for treatment of his lungs. Full story...
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Real estate agency's holiday bazaar benefits Teacher's Fund

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Intracoastal Realty was selling more than just houses today at its Lumina Station location. Vendors sold locally-made goods in the real estate agency's fourth annual Holiday Bazaar. Full story...
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PPD shareholders approve sale

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PPD shareholders have approved the Wilmington-based company's sale to The Carlyle Group and affiliates of Hellman & Friedman. The vote came at a special meeting of shareholders today. Full story...
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Annexation petitions well past mark needed at deadline

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Yesterday was the deadline for Monkey Junction residents and property owners near Southport to return annexation denial petitions. It's unofficial right now, but both communities returned more than 75 percent of the petitions. Only 60 percent were needed to block annexation. Full story...
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Wilmington Railroad Museum gets in the Christmas spirit with special events

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As we approach December, Christmas can be felt more and more in the Cape Fear. The Wilmington Railroad Museum has some special events this holiday season for the whole family. Full story...
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Hurricane Season 2011 comes to an end

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video Hurricane season comes to an end today. The year was an active one, with 19 named storms. But only Hurricane Irene made landfall in the US. Full story...
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NC food distribution center will create 35 jobs

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The Save-A-Lot company will open a new food distribution center in Lexington that will create at least 35 new jobs and supply the company's stores within a 150-mile radius. Full story...
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No charges against NC teacher in assault case

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Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Clay County teacher who tied a student to a chair and taped the child's mouth shut. Full story...
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NC private university lowers tuition to compete

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A small private college in Raleigh is lowering student tuition next year to attract students from middle-class families. Full story...
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Wilmington fishermen have a close encounter with a great white shark

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video A group of local fisherman had a close encounter with a great white shark over the weekend. Full story...
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