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Archive - Jan 2011

Perdue opposes privatizing NC liquor operations

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video Gov. Bev Perdue opposes privatizing North Carolina's liquor store operations, saying the one-time increase in revenue it would generate wouldn't be worth changing the system. Full story...
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Greenpeace sails into town targeting coal use

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video The Port City sees many ships come and go, but one that arrived today hopes to leave a lasting impression. Full story...
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Charlotte firm set to buy Hooters

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A Charlotte private equity firm appears set to win a battle to buy the Hooters restaurant chain, known for its provocatively dressed waitresses, according to court documents. Full story...
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Beach towns make their case, but don't want to break up

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Like a jilted lover trying to make amends, last night New Hanover County’s three beach communities confronted the county tourism development authority - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We’re not asking to break away from Wilmington,” said Wrightsville Beach Mayor David Cignotti. Full story...
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IRS offers free help for qualifying taxpayers

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Taxpayers around the Wilmington region may want to take advantage of special Saturday hours scheduled 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 29 and Feb. 5 at the Wilmington IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center located at 3340 Jaeckle Drive. Full story...
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Contest winner heads to Sundance for film about her beach litter crusade

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Recently we told you about Danielle Richardet, a Wilmington woman who spends about 20 minutes a day picking cigarette butts off Wrightsville Beach. Her mission was filmed by a crew last month to be shown at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah this weekend. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers still interested in ABC changes

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Some top Republicans in the North Carolina Legislature say Gov. Beverly Perdue's opposition to getting government out of the liquor business doesn't mean the idea is dead. Full story...
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Pender shelter must move dogs for renovation

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After failing a state inspection, the shelter must renovate its septic system. As a result at least 60 dogs need to be relocated by the end of the month. Full story...
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Report gives NC failing grades on tobacco control

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The American Lung Association is giving the nation's top tobacco-producing state failing grades for efforts to curb the death and diseases caused by tobacco use. Full story...
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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrates 25 years of service

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An organization that's been helping women and children in need celebrated a quarter century of service today. The Wilmington Domestic Violence Shelter and Services celebrated its 25th anniversary with a breakfast at the Hilton. Full story...
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Brunswick Sheriff warns of break-ins near Supply

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is warning residents of a string of shed and garage break-ins. Full story...
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Probes see revenge behind NC county's arsons spike

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Arson investigators in one of North Carolina's largest and poorest counties say their increase in cases is tied to more people setting a blaze to get revenge. Full story...
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White nationalist group to meet in Charlotte

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A national group with a pro-white racial message will hold its annual convention next month in Charlotte, where the local NAACP is crying foul after schools held classes on the Martin Luther King holiday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Brunswick County woman found

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UPDATE (1/20) - Georgia Carole Matthews has returned safely to her residence in Brunswick County. Thank you everyone for their assistance during this investigation. Full story...
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