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Archive - Nov 4, 2011

Hundreds try for spot in final 'One Tree Hill'

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Fans and eager actors lined up today to part of the end of an era in Hollywood East. Fincannon & Associates says more than 600 people turned out for a casting call for the series finale of "One Tree Hill." Full story...
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'Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign nets hundreds of DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 758 motorists for driving while impaired during the "Booze It & Lose It' Halloween campaign, which ran Oct. 28-31. Brunswick County led the way in our five-county area with 38 DWI arrests. New Hanover was second regionally with 18. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST WIRELESS PROVIDER

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video Can you hear me now? Good! In this week's "And the Winner is..." We want to know who you turn to for your wireless communications needs. Which provider is the smartest choice for your smart phone? Who has the fewest dropped calls, fastest connection speeds and top call quality? Let us know the BEST WIRELESS PROVIDER in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes finished:
ATMC - 43%
Verizon Wireless - 38%
U.S. Cellular - 25%
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Football postponements for Friday night

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There will be football playoff action tonight in North Carolina. Will there be games around our neck of the woods? Yes, but some teams have already decided to push back the first round to avoid the rainy weather. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Hoggard star arrested again

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A former high school football star is in trouble with the law once again. Records show Wilimington Police booked Shawn Sidbury into the New Hanover County Jail yesterday. He is charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and first degree burglary. Full story...
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Elon Poll: N.C. favors higher taxes on millionaires, unhappy with Congress

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Two out of three North Carolinians support the increase of taxes on Americans making more than $1 million a year, according to the latest Elon University Poll, and a majority of respondents believe that President Barack Obama is more willing to work with Republicans than the GOP is willing to work with the president. Full story...
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Holiday portraits at Bellamy Mansion

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This Saturday, Nov. 5th from 10:00AM - 3:00PM AND Sunday 12:00PM - 4:00PM Bring your family, friends and pets for a portrait at the Bellamy Mansion! Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Strickland moved to prison closer to home

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Allen "Frog" Strickland, who was sentenced to seven months in prison for vandalizing former Sen. R.C. Soles's home and office, has been moved to a facility closer to home. Full story...
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Deputies check West Brunswick HS after Facebook threat

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office placed West Brunswick High School on lockdown for a brief time early this morning. A school district spokeswoman says deputies did a security sweep based on a Facebook posting about a threat at the school. Full story...
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Man shot in 700 block of North 6th Street

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At least one man was injured last night in a shooting in the 700 block of 6th Street in downtown Wilmington. Police responded to the call at about 10:15 p.m. near the intersection of Campbell and 6th Street. Full story...
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State offers tax break on Energy Star appliances this weekend

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video In today's economy everybody's looking to save a few bucks wherever they can. This weekend, you may be able to do that in a big way not only at the store, but also at home on your electric bill. Full story...
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NC sales tax holiday on appliances starts Friday

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North Carolina consumers who buy energy-saving appliances this weekend won't have to pay sales tax. Full story...
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Man struck, killed by train in Fayetteville

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A man has been killed after he was struck by an Amtrak train in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Lexington man surrenders in hit and run death

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A 20-year-old man has surrendered to authorities in a hit-and-run death of a disabled man on a bicycle. Full story...
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