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Archive - Feb 10, 2011

Egyptian native reacts to latest developments

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video Walid Metwally came to the US for school more than a decade ago. His two brothers and extended family are back in Cairo and Alexandria. That keeps him very much attached to what is going on in his home country. Full story...
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Sheriff decides to sell chopper, partner with other departments

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video Sheriff Ed McMahon said this morning the county will join the SABLE helicopter program, along with the Pender County Sheriff's Office and Leland and Wilmington Police departments. Full story...
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Customers line up early for Verizon iPhone

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video The Verizon iPhone is here. Today many customers in the Cape Fear lined up to be among the first with the gadget that now has a new service provider. Full story...
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Higher tuition seems ahead for NC college students

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Tuition at North Carolina's public universities appear to be headed higher next fall, with undergraduates at some campuses seeing double-digit jumps for in-state rates. Full story...
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Racial Justice Act for death row appeals upheld

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A judge has upheld a North Carolina law designed to allow death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on racial bias. Full story...
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NC Legislature gives final OK to savings bill

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The Republican-led Legislature has set up a veto showdown with Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue over a budget-savings plan. Full story...
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Investigators: No cause on Ft. Bragg infant deaths

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A federal safety investigation of homes at Fort Bragg has found no environmental factors that might explain a series of infant deaths. Full story...
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UNCW AD Jimmy Bass restructures Seahawk Club fundraising efforts

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Jimmy Bass was named director of athletics at UNC Wilmington four months ago. We all knew some changes would be made. On Thursday UNCW announced changes to the fundraising arm of Seahawk athletics. The major change involves the naming of a new executive director for the Seahawk Club. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge lane closures

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation will have intermittent right lane closures to vehicular traffic in both directions at the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on US 17 Business/US 76 from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Sunday, February 20, 2011 to Friday, February 25, 2011 each night to perform bridge maintenance. Full story...
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Fake pot bill passes NC Senate, now on to House

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The North Carolina Senate has unanimously approved a bill to outlaw small packets of herbal incense that pack the mind-altering effects of marijuana, but also carry health risks. Full story...
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NC House delays debate on SBI crime lab changes

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Debate on legislation designed to improve the reputation and operations at the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory has been delayed. Full story...
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Lejeune commander places two dozen businesses off limits

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The Base Commander at Camp Lejeune has placed businesses known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Darius Rucker headlines Azalea Festival Wednesday concert

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video Hoggard alum Connor Barth among celebrity guests during 64th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Agency to release report on Ft Bragg infant deaths

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A federal agency will release the results of an investigation into a string of mysterious infant deaths at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier accused in murder back in NC

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A Fort Bragg soldier charged with killing a man in a parked car at a Fayetteville strip mall is back in North Carolina. Full story...
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