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Archive - Feb 15, 2011

High School Hoops: February 15th

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video Conference tournament play continued on Tuesday throughout the region. Some teams use the conference tournament as a momentum builder for next week's state tournament. Click full story for a list of scores from Tuesday. Click play video to watch game highlights from four different games. Full story...
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UNCW defeats Drexel - best win of the season ?

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video Drexel and UNCW combined for a grand total of 5 assists. That's an amazing statistic. Regardless, UNCW beat Drexel Tuesday night 51-43 at Trask Coliseum. Nobody from UNCW is complaining, but Drexel couldn't buy a bucket. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: You voted for a bond to build a pool; City Council decides to use the money for cross-city trail

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video Back in 2006, Wilmington voters went to the polls and approved a $35.5 million recreation bond, $700,000 of which was designed to go towards building a natatorium. But, because of the broad language in the bond order, Wilmington City Council, led by Mayor Bill Saffo, voted Tuesday night to spend the $700,000 now on finishing the cross-city trail, even though voters approved it for a pool. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington City Attorney "too tired" to answer tough questions after council meeting

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When we took the mayor the bond language and asked him to show it to us, he told us the only person that could answer that question was City Attorney Carolyn Johnson. So, we went to Johnson to ask her, but she rudely responded that she was "too tired" to answer our question. Full story...
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NC Democratic chair wants speaker to check member

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The state Democratic Party wants North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis to investigate a fellow Republican for potential ethics violations for presiding at a caucus meeting where legalizing video poker was discussed. Full story...
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NC House approves changes recommended for SBI lab

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Operational and oversight changes at North Carolina's crime laboratory recommended by a task force have been approved unanimously by the state lawmakers. Full story...
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Governor proposes free community college promise

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video Getting an associate's degree may soon become a little easier to afford. In last night's State of the State address, Gov. Bev Perdue proposed a "Career and College Promise" that guarantees a free community college education to some North Carolina students. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council looks to change park bond money

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Wilmington City Council has justified spending money on parks and other projects with the 2006 voter-approved Parks and Rec Bond. At its meeting tonight, though, the council wants to change how $700,000 of that bond money will be spent. Full story...
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Coast Guard advises of dredging operations on Cape Fear River

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The Coast Guard is advising mariners that dredging operations will be conducted on the Cape Fear River from February 18 to April 30. Full story...
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Former Michigan reporter reflects on stay at "Tops'l"

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CHANGE COMES slowly to a place like Tops'l, but it also comes surely. The island is a bit like Pinocchio's nose -- it keeps growing. In the past three decades, drifting sand has added about a mile of new land to the island's southern tip. It's a marvelous place to catch fish and sunsets. Full story...
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