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Archive - Feb 2011

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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Navy, Air Force to play 3-game series in Kinston

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North Carolina's reputation as the nation's most military friendly state takes on a new spin as two baseball teams come to the state for a weekend series. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Study finds 'Grey's Anatomy' shapes viewers' reality

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video "Grey's Anatomy" has been captivating audiences since it premiered back in 2005. But it may be having a bigger effect than you may think. Full story...
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21 and still counting for the UNCW women's basketball team

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team now has 21 victories. It's hard to believe, but the women's basketball program at UNCW has become significant in less than one full season. It used to be a program that flew below the radar, but that's not the case any more. The team has two more regular season games remaining. If the Seahawks win the CAA Tournament in March they'll earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student talks about surviving NZ quake

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video While the devastation in New Zealand seems so far from home for most of us, one UNC Wilmington student is in the center of it. WWAY's Asha Davé spoke with her via skype this afternoon, and while they were talking, a tremor shook her room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Car owners would pay for Wave's beach bus plan

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video Years ago the main way to get from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was by trolley. If Wave Transit gets its way, the Beach Car may again roll to the ocean, but it would come at a price. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two puppies beaten and killed with hammer

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Someone killed two puppies by striking them on their heads. The two pups were in a ditch. One already was dead. The other had visible injuries but was still alive. Full story...
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NC AG: Office shouldn't defend unenforceable law

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office shouldn't defend in court a challenge to the health care overhaul approved by North Carolina legislators if it becomes state law because the measure is unenforceable. Full story...
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Mexican fraud bust has Wilmington ties

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video Eleven states and 19 cities, including Wilmington. That's where multiple federal agencies believe members of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization were working. Full story...
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Mellow Mushroom may open on Old Causeway

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The owner of a popular pizza franchise will seek approval from the planning board at its March 1 meeting to add outdoor seating to a vacant restaurant near the intersection of Old Causeway and Causeway drives - reports The Lumina News. Full story...
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Panthers C Kalil signs franchise tag tender

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil has signed his one-year tender worth more than $10 million. Full story...

Ex-defense team in Zahra's death took evidence

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The former defense team for a North Carolina woman accused of killing her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter took key evidence from a crime scene early on in the case. Full story...
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