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Archive - Jan 2011

Fallen soldier's funeral unites Columbus County

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video Army PFC Amy Sinkler was laid to rest Saturday afternoon in Columbus County. She died while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Civil rights icon key speaker at Black History Month celebration

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video On Tuesday, Americans will start celebrating Black History Month, but on Sunday, the fifteenth annual North Carolina Black History Month celebration jump started the month. John Lewis, the special guest at the event, is often referred to as "one of the most courageous persons in the Civil Rights Movement ever produced." Lewis represents Georgia's 5th Congressional district. Full story...
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Student attacked with hammer at Laney High School

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A New Hanover County spokesperson says two students got into a fight this morning. He says one student pulled out a hammer and hit the other student in the head near his eye. The 17-year-old went to the hospital. No charges have been filed yet. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Michael Jordan leads initial induction class for Laney High School Hall of Fame

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The first class of the Laney High School Hall of Fame will include Michael Jordan. The induction ceremony is Friday at Laney. Full story...
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Dozens of police break up brawl at church

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A dispute over leadership at a Henderson County church has turned from angry words to fist fights. About 30 police officers from five agencies were called to break up fights Sunday at Greater New Zion Baptist Church in Fletcher. Full story...
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Hit-and-run kills horse, injures riders

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A hit-and-run driver has killed a horse and injured its riders in a collision near Cherryville. Full story...
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Duke, UNC hospitals aim for greater transparency

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Hospitals at Duke University and the University of North Carolina are trying to make the relationship between drug companies and health providers more transparent. Full story...
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Asheville lowers fluoride levels because of concerns

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Asheville has lowered the amount of fluoride in its water system in response to concerns about how excess levels of the substance can affect people's teeth. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the city has reduced the fluoride in its system by 30 percent. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier shot; gunman is at large

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says a soldier was shot and wounded, and authorities are working to find the gunman. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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