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Archive - Feb 16, 2011

High School Hoops: February 16th

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video Conference tournament action continued on Wednesday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Wednesday's scores. Click play video to see action from four different tournament games: East Bladen vs. South Columbus girls, West Bladen vs. North Brunswick boys, Hoggard vs. New Bern boys and New Hanover vs. Rose boys. Full story...
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School board likely to shut Virgo Middle School's doors

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video The future of D.C. Virgo Middle School is up in the air. It's only been a few months since the New Hanover County School System came to an agreement about middle school redistricting, but now it's considering making yet another change that could affect faculty, parents and most importantly the students. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: UPS customers denied damage claims after failing to follow packing guidelines

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video Insurance offers peace of mind. But two UPS customers say they've had nothing but headaches ever since they filed insurance claims after their items were damaged during shipping. Instead of getting their money, they were denied. So they contacted our Troubleshooters for help. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Oak Island mom wants handicapped daughter's van back

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video It's understandable why anyone would be upset after their car is stolen, but this story has a different twist to it. This van was a specially converted van made for Olivia Jones's daughter, who is disabled. Full story...
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Time doesn't stop for Teen Mom

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video MTV's "Teen Mom 2" is at it again. On this week's episode, Oak Island teen mom Jenelle realizes that life isn't going to wait on her. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies score big heroin bust

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Vice and Narcotics Division says a bust last night took lots of drugs and some weapons off the street. Full story...
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Rested city attorney explains how council can transfer bond money

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video How can Wilmington City Council take $700,000 of bond money earmarked for a natatorium and use it on another project? At last night's city council meeting, we asked the city attorney how council could shift the funds. She said she was "too tired" to answer our questions. Full story...
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Driver blacks out, breaks pole, water main

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A woman is recovering after blacking out during the morning commute. The woman crashed her car into a utility pole at 3rd and Castle Streets in Wilmington just before 9 a.m. Full story...
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NC charter school changes approved by Senate panel

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A bill to eliminate North Carolina's current limit of 100 charter schools has been approved by a Senate committee despite complaints it lacks accountability to ensure opportunity for at-risk students. Full story...
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Hagan wants more tax cuts for military hires

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants to expand a tax credit offered to businesses who hire military veterans. Full story...
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NC budget woes may cut subsidy for working poor

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Tough budget times may end a state tax subsidy program that put more than $50 million into the pockets of the working poor in North Carolina last year. Full story...
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Accessible playground to be dedicated to Zahra

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Civic groups in Catawba County are expanding a Hickory playground in memory of Zahra Baker, a 10-year-old girl whose dismembered remains were found in western North Carolina last year. Full story...
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No historical marker for blacks who fought for South

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Plans for a historical marker commemorating 10 black men who served the Confederacy are being rejected by Union County officials as inappropriate for the old county courthouse. Full story...
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Jailed NC author seeks new trial in murder case

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A Durham author convicted of killing his wife wants a new trial, based on revelations about flaws in the State Bureau of Investigation's crime lab. Full story...
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NC's slap at federal health care law keeps going

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A North Carolina challenge to the federal health care overhaul that has been winding through the General Assembly is back on the agenda. Full story...
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