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Archive - Nov 2011

Teen charged with student's dragging death

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A 16-year-old Elizabeth City student has been charged with murder after authorities say he dragged another teen to death. Full story...
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Unemployment ticks down in NC

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly from September and October, but it continues to be well above the national level. North Carolina's rate is 10.4 percent compared to 9.0 percent nationally. Full story...
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Winston-Salem latest taking stand on guns in parks

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North Carolina communities are considering whether they want to allow or ban concealed handguns in local parks before a new state law takes effect. Full story...
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Mom gets prison time for teen's drinking death

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A North Carolina woman will spend more than a year in prison for involuntary manslaughter after a teen died from alcohol poisoning he suffered during a party at her home. Full story...
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Charges dismissed in alleged NC enslavement case

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A North Carolina woman who said she was a religious deity will not stand trial on charges she kept three children in domestic slavery. Full story...
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Cape Fear Festival of Trees returns, joins 'Nutcracker'

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The Cape Fear Festival of Trees is back and better than ever this holiday season. The longtime event ended three years ago, but returns in conjunction with the Nutcracker ballet. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Turmoil in Leland Police Dept. cause for concern, deeper look

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Police Chief Timothy Jayne is at the heart of the problem. He either has lost control of his department or has an iron-fist management style coupled with a lackadaisical work ethic, depending on which side you believe. And that should be a signal to Jayne, to the town manager and to the town council that his days as chief are numbered. Full story...
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NC prepares to announce October unemployment rate

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State officials hope October is the month where North Carolina's unemployment rate reverses a trend. Full story...
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New funds could help workers of defunct NC airline

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A bankruptcy judge is hearing details of a settlement with the estate of former Hooters founder Bob Brooks that could boost the chances that workers at the defunct airline he once owned will collect back pay. Full story...
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Two North Carolina men charged with animal cruelty

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Two North Carolina men have been arrested on charges of animal cruelty after several dead and malnourished dogs were found at a home last month. Full story...
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Electric company adding 41 jobs in Marion

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A company that makes roller bearings says it will expand its plant in Marion, adding 41 jobs. Full story...
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Wife of outgoing Carolina Beach police chief charged with assault

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video Darlene Younginer, 55, is charged with communicating threats and assault on a government official. According to the arrest warrant, on November 8, Younginger told Alicia Lachance, "I want to strangle you," "I want to beat the hell out of you," "I want to kill you". Full story...
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Pit bull to be euthanized after attacking neighbor, cat

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video A Leland woman is on crutches after a neighbor's pit bull attacked her yesterday. The dog's owner says she takes full responsibility for the attack. Full story...
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Robbery suspect shot by clerk makes court appearance, has lengthy record

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The robbery suspect shot by a store clerk last week made his first court appearance this afternoon. Joseph Ryan Anderson was in a wheelchair and could not put his left hand on the Bible during his video appearance from jail because of his injuries. Full story...
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Occupy Wilmington gives up protest spot for now

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video Occupy Wilmington has gone from street protests to camping for their cause, but the group now says it has hit a speedbump. The protestors have been asked to leave their position near City Hall, and for the most part they have done so. Full story...
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