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Archive - Feb 2011

Burden about deadly force shifts in NC Senate bill

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North Carolina residents would be presumed to have properly used deadly force when an intruder breaks into their home, car or business under legislation getting preliminary approval in the Senate. Full story...
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Area gas prices surge amid Mideast tensions

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video Although the unrest in the Middle East has not decreased the global supply of oil so far, analysts say fear and uncertainty about the region are to blame for a sudden hike in gas prices. Full story...
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Duke ends suit with insurer on lacrosse settlement

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Duke University has ended a lawsuit against an insurance company stemming from the three lacrosse players at the school who were falsely accused of rape. Full story...
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Missing Charlotte woman's body found in river

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The body of a Charlotte woman missing for nearly three months has been found floating in the Catawba River about a mile downstream from where her sports utility vehicle was found. Full story...
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Raleigh teachers: No more flip-flops, short skirts

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The Wake County school board wants no more extra short skirts and flip-flops in class. On the teachers. Full story...
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Woman charged in NY infant snatching due in court

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A North Carolina woman indicted on a charge that she kidnapped a newborn from a Harlem hospital more than two decades ago is due for another court appearance in New York. Full story...
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Budget tops list of items at NC mayors meeting

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The state budget picture and its local implications will be tops on the discussion list for the leaders of North Carolina's biggest cities. Full story...
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Wednesday Sports: UNCW loses on senior night & round two state playoff high school basketball recap

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video Round number two of the high school basketball state playoffs is complete. We have a recap of Wednesday night's action. Some of our area teams will advance to round three. In collegiate action UNCW lost on senior night to Hofstra. Full story...
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Carolina Beach officials are tweaking traffic patterns Easter weekend

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video Carolina Beach is planning ahead for the Easter weekend which is usually one of Pleasure Island's busiest tourist weekends of the year. Full story...
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CFPUA customers will see a rate hike soon

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video You might want to think twice before letting the water run. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is raising rates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CrossFit creates fitness craze

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video WWAY viewers voted it the best gym in the Cape Fear. CrossFit Coastal is just one of hundreds of CrossFit programs that have popped up around the nation, but what exactly is CrossFit, this fitness craze that has garnered local and national attention? Full story...
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WASHINGTON POST: Can Ilario Pantano get to Congress?

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The question for Pantano is whether he can go beyond the headlines -- and the controversies that surrounded him during his 2010 race -- and win a rematch against North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre (D) next November. Full story...
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State Senate votes to remove cap on public charter schools

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Following years of inaction by the former Democratic majority, the Senate tentatively passed SB 8 today with bipartisan support. In addition to removing the 15-year-old cap, it creates a North Carolina Public Charter Schools Commission to review applications for new schools, grant and revoke charters based on school performance, and provide general oversight for charter schools. Full story...
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Business leaders tell Hagan access to money tight

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video Sen. Kay Hagan was in the Port City today to talk business. Hagan heard from area business and community leaders during a business roundtable, where the topic of access to capital was the main concern. Full story...
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FOR SALE: Sheriff's Office helicopter, gently used

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Looking for a deal on a used helicopter? From Monday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 22, 2011, surplus property will be sold via the Internet through GovDeals, an on-line auction service at www.govdeals.com. In addition to the Sheriff’s Office chopper, property consists of vehicles, office furniture, and various equipment declared surplus by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners. Full story...
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