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Archive - Feb 25, 2011

Teen charged with murder after Bladen girl stabbed

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video WWAY has confirmed 17-year-old Princess L. Cromartie died after she was stabbed Thursday afternoon. It's Bladen County's first murder of the year. Full story...
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COOKIN' WITH CAPE FEAR: Seared Salmon

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video Salmon always makes a great option for dinner, but what's a good way to serve it up? Pat Green, a student chef at Cape Fear Community College's Culinary Technology Program, shows us how to sear some up to perfection. Full story...
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Attorney General continues defiance of health care reform challenge

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video The Republican-controlled state legislature wants to challenge parts of the last year's federal health care reform, but Attorney General Roy Cooper is against the plan, even though he's required to join the fight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington gas prices edging towards $3.50

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According to NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com, the highest gas price in Wilmington (in the last 24 hours) is $3.47 at the Exxon at 5325 South College Road. Full story...
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Former Wilmington Fire Chief, councilman mourned

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A former Wilmington Fire Chief died yesterday morning. Robert D. Shipp had just turned 94. Full story...
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Wave to test two-way trolley downtown

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After receiving feedback from downtown businesses and organizations, Wave Transit will modify the downtown Wilmington trolley route on a trial basis starting Monday. Full story...
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Piedmont buys controlling interest in Crescent State Bank

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Piedmont Community Bank agreed to purchase a majority interest in Crescent State Bank - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Piedmont paid $75 million to obtain a 66 percent stock share in the bank with the option to purchase more bank stock and increase ownership. Full story...
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DA talks to AG about regional crime lab

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video During a visit to Wilmington today, Attorney General Roy Cooper discussed building a regional crime lab in southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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DA faces tall order in NC girl's murder case

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The stepmother of Zahra Baker has been charged with murder in the little girl's death, but securing a conviction won't be easy. Full story...
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Perdue spending several days in Washington

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Gov. Bev Perdue is starting a five-day trip to Washington with a visit to the White House with other Democratic governors to talk with President Obama about how states can work together on the economy. Full story...
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New charges in Fort Bragg soldier stabbing death

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A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a fellow paratrooper last year in Iraq now faces additional charges of negligent homicide and obstructing justice. Full story...
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Snow coming to Hollywood? Must be special effects...

In a twist that seems a little too far-fetched even for Hollywood, Mother Nature has cooked up quite the winter weather screenplay for this year's Oscars.

Hope Mills man charged with starting wildfire

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The North Carolina Forest Service has cited a man it says caused a 1,100-acre wildfire still burning in eastern Cumberland County. Full story...
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Property in NC coastal counties loses value

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Recent tax valuations in Brunswick and Carteret counties show property prices have dropped by more than 25 percent since the peak of the coastal real estate bubble. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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