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Archive - Feb 2011

Schools delay classes ahead of eastern NC snow

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Schools in eastern North Carolina delayed classes as a winter storm brought snow to some areas. Full story...
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NC House to vote on bill tapping reserve funds

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The first budget-balancing decision facing North Carolina lawmakers could tell Gov. Beverly Perdue to find at least $400 million in savings by the end of June off a $19 billion spending plan. Full story...
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SBI crime lab changes ready for NC House floor

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The State Bureau of Investigation Crime Laboratory would be renamed the North Carolina State Crime Laboratory in legislation in the General Assembly. Full story...
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Blue Devils gain lead in second half for comeback victory over Tar Heels

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They'll meet at least twice this season. In a meeting of nationally ranked ACC teams Duke beat North Carolina 79-73 on Wednesday night in Durham. Duke took the lead midway through the second half and the Heels never got it back. Full story...
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Next week at UNCW, it's play ball!

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video It probably doesn't feel like the baseball season to you, but it's going to be here sooner than you might think. UNCW will open the season at home on February 18th against Jacksonville University. Full story...
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Sheriff McMahon will announce future of helicopter Thursday

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The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office would like to invite the media to a news conference concerning the Sheriff’s Helicopter, Sheriff’s Air One. Sheriff Ed McMahon will be meeting with the media to announce his plans for the helicopter and answer questions concerning the helicopter. Full story...
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Azalea Festival leaders plan economic impact study

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The Azalea Festival has commissioned a new economic impact study to be conducted on this year’s festival and that UNCW has agreed to take on the project. According to UNCW Professor Woody Hall, the festival brings in at least $7 million to the Wilmington area - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington restaurant Salt Works II getting national attention

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videoA Wilmington restaurant is getting some national attention. In October, Salt Works II was picked by the Food Network for its show "Restaurant: Impossible." Full story...
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Film pros optimistic about pilot season

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Is there another production in the pipeline with the potential to captivate TV audiences for seasons to come? Johnny Griffin hopes so. The director of the Wilmington Regional Film Commission spent a recent week in Los Angeles gauging the interest of producers as TV pilot season gets under way - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Pantano returns donation from indicted former New Hanover Co. ABC Administrator

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"Today, I discovered a contribution from William "Billy" Ray Williams among our 14,000 individual contributions in 2010. In advance of any legal conclusions and without accusation or provocation, we have returned Mr. Williams' contribution." Full story...
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