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Archive - Jan 2011

BREAKING FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Shooting at Landfall ruled a suicide

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The principal WPD investigator on the sudden death case this morning in Landfall (Hallmark Lane) has determined that the death was a suicide. Full story...
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Robeson County's arsons cost residents higher insurance

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Homeowners in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties are paying some of the highest insurance rates in the state because investigators found two out of three fires are intentionally set. Full story...
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Lawmaker: Slow recovery will bring NC budget pain

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A North Carolina state senator says a slow economic recovery and a $3.7 billion budget gap means lawmakers won't have the luxury of phasing out programs to ease the pain for personnel and services. Full story...
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End of Days in May? Christian group spreads word

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A movement of Christians loosely organized by radio broadcasts and websites are convinced by their reading of the Bible that the end of the world will begin May 21, 2011. Full story...
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New Year's Day crash claims life of New Hanover football player

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video Queyshon King was the heart and soul of New Hanover's stingy defense. He was the starting middle linebacker for Kevin Motsinger's Wildcat fooball team. WWAY NewsChannel 3 has confirmed King died in a car accident Saturday in Leland. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Year ends and begins with more fighting downtown

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Fights broke out downtown on both Thursday night / Friday morning and Friday night / Saturday morning. Click to read the details from the Wilmington Police Department... Full story...
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Gas prices averaging $3.01 across the state

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Average retail gasoline prices in North Carolina have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.01/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.05/g, according to gasoline price website NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com. Full story...
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Wilmington Weather was Extreme in 2010!

The wild year that was. 2010 broke records for heat, cold, rain and even snow as Mother Nature threw all she had at Southeastern North Carolina.

First baby born in new year: 1/1/11

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video While most folks were ringing in the New Year by celebrating with friends and family, Kathy Hardison was in labor. Wilmington's first baby of 2011 greeted the world at 3:25 a.m. New Year's day. Full story...
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Ninth annual Dophin Dip extravaganza in Surf City

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video Nearly one thousand people plunged into the Atlantic on New Years day during the ninth annual Dolphin Dip in Surf City. This is the first year the event benefited the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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