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Archive - Nov 2011

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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