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Archive - Feb 23, 2011

Wednesday Sports: UNCW loses on senior night & round two state playoff high school basketball recap

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video Round number two of the high school basketball state playoffs is complete. We have a recap of Wednesday night's action. Some of our area teams will advance to round three. In collegiate action UNCW lost on senior night to Hofstra. Full story...
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Carolina Beach officials are tweaking traffic patterns Easter weekend

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video Carolina Beach is planning ahead for the Easter weekend which is usually one of Pleasure Island's busiest tourist weekends of the year. Full story...
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CFPUA customers will see a rate hike soon

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video You might want to think twice before letting the water run. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is raising rates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CrossFit creates fitness craze

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video WWAY viewers voted it the best gym in the Cape Fear. CrossFit Coastal is just one of hundreds of CrossFit programs that have popped up around the nation, but what exactly is CrossFit, this fitness craze that has garnered local and national attention? Full story...
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WASHINGTON POST: Can Ilario Pantano get to Congress?

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The question for Pantano is whether he can go beyond the headlines -- and the controversies that surrounded him during his 2010 race -- and win a rematch against North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) next November. Full story...
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State Senate votes to remove cap on public charter schools

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Following years of inaction by the former Democratic majority, the Senate tentatively passed SB 8 today with bipartisan support. In addition to removing the 15-year-old cap, it creates a North Carolina Public Charter Schools Commission to review applications for new schools, grant and revoke charters based on school performance, and provide general oversight for charter schools. Full story...
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Business leaders tell Hagan access to money tight

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video Sen. Kay Hagan was in the Port City today to talk business. Hagan heard from area business and community leaders during a business roundtable, where the topic of access to capital was the main concern. Full story...
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FOR SALE: Sheriff's Office helicopter, gently used

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Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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Senate panel disagrees with Perdue on estate tax

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A key North Carolina Senate committee has declined to follow a recommendation from Gov. Beverly Perdue's budget proposal that would have generated an extra $80 million next year in estate taxes. Full story...
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Zahra's stepmother in court

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The stepmother of a 10-year-old girl will keep her same lawyer now that she has been charged with the girl's murder. Full story...
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