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Archive - Feb 2011

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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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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