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Archive - Feb 28, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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UNCW men's golf team rallies to win Seahawk Invitational Tournament at CC of Landfall

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The Seahawk men's golf team claimed two titles on Monday afternoon. Thomas Bass claimed the individual title with a one stroke victory. His final round helped vault UNCW to the team title as well. Full story...
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Seahawk soccer standouts to play for Hammerheads

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A news conference was held Monday to announce goalie Brock Duckworth and striker Devan Carroll have each signed a contract with the Wilmington Hammerheads. Full story...
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Free parking a thing of the past at Wrightsville Beach

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Hope you've enjoyed the recent beach weather and the free parking that has gone along with it. Wrightsville Beach parking meters will be back on starting Tuesday. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for man accused of four murders

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It's the first death penalty case in more than a decade for Columbus County. Danny Lamont Thomas, a 38-year-old former resident of Chadbourn is on trial for the murder of four people. Full story...
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TV show opens office at Screen Gems

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Lights. Camera. Action. There's yet another new show in town. Full story...
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McIntyre hopes to avoid government shutdown

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Southeastern North Carolina's representative in Congress says as an eternal optimist, he does not think the federal government will shut down. Full story...
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'Everyday heroes' get helping hand buying homes

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A national program to help people who serve buy homes made its way to Wilmington today. Full story...
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N&O: In midst of recession, Governor Perdue hires more expensive executive chef

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These are hard times in state government, but not so difficult that Gov. Bev Perdue didn't trade up for a more expensive chef at the Executive Mansion last summer - reports the Raleigh News & Observer. Full story...
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Azalea Festival to celebrate different cultures

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The Azalea Festival is adding some international flavor. Full story...
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Pender will get new football coach in March

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Pender High School has found the man they want to lead their football program after Tom Eanes chose to leave in early January. Full story...
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Cheapest gas in town - Monday

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According to NorthCarolinaGasPrices.com, here are the cheapest places in town to buy gas: Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman at Carolina Beach fakes stabbing

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Police responded to the Intersection of Carolina Beach Ave. N. and Scallop Ln. in reference to a female down who was reporting she had been stabbed by an unknown white male and a white female. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Car slams into Wilmington home... again!

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Talk about bad luck. Not once, but twice. This is the second time in a two-year period that the Branch household on Dron Place in Wilmington has been hit by a car. The City of Wilmington and DOT have ignored their pleas. Maybe they will listen now. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mom arrested for allegedly driving daughter to fight

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video The mother accused of driving her teenage daughter to a fight with another girl and egging them on has been arrested. Full story...
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