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Archive - Feb 2011

Cucalorus presents “An Evening at the Oscars”

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Get dressed to the nines and hit the red carpet – join Wilmington’s film industry insiders at the Cucalorus Film Foundation’s second ever “An Evening at the Oscars.” Full story...
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Weather provides break from wildfires

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Cooler temperatures and higher humidity today gave firefighters a much needed break. Full story...
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UNCW named 'Best Value' again

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For the third consecutive year, the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been named one of the nation’s 50 "Best Value" public colleges and universities by The Princeton Review Full story...
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Perdue vetoes first bill by Republican majority

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Gov. Bev Perdue has used her veto for the first time on legislation approved by the new Republican majority at the Legislature. Full story...
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Whiteville High band director fired

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A high school band director is playing a sad song. Chance Bryant was fired Friday from his job at Whiteville High School. Full story...
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Former band director's court date delayed

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North Brunswick High School's former band director will have to wait a little longer for his day in court. Full story...
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Leland Police take tougher stance on Walmart shoplifting

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videoLeland Police are addressing a shoplifting problem at the town's biggest store. Today Police Chief Tim Jayne announced anyone caught stealing from the Leland Walmart will face stricter procedures and punishments. Full story...
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Mr. Chairman, we're flattered, but we don't want to date

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As New Hanover County Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield wrapped up his State of the County address Monday night, he invited Wilmington media to partner with the county to showcase all of the great things it's doing for citizens. Full story...
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Oak Island Celeb Jenelle leaving her baby boy behind

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Teen Mom Jenelle Evans has given up hope of getting custody of her little boy, Jace, and is ready to leave her hometown for a new life at college without him - reports OK! Magazine. “She wants Jace back,” Jenelle’s best friend, Tori Rhyne, tells OK! exclusively. Full story...
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WPD: Baby-Daddy cuts woman's face and arms

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The victim told officers that the father of her children, Terrell Courtney Battle, d.o.b. 8-19-1975, of Wilmington, had come to her residence and cut her with a knife. The victim sustained a puncture wound above her eye, as well as numerous cuts to her arms that required stitches. Full story...
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Barfield refuses to raise property taxes during his first State of the County address

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video We've heard the State of the Union, the State of the State and the State of the City. Now it's time for an update on New Hanover County. Full story...
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Presumption for deadly force OKd in NC Senate bill

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to make it clear that people who feel threatened for their lives in their home, car or job by someone breaking in can use deadly force against the intruder. Full story...
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With expected departures, Perdue shakes up staff

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Gov. Bev Perdue is shaking up her staff because of some expected departures and is hiring a veteran legislator as her senior lobbyist at the Legislature. Full story...
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Cumberland County jobs group blew money on retreat

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State officials say Cumberland County's Workforce Development Board is inept, citing insufficient programs and $18,000 wasted on a lavish retreat. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW student in Christchurch, New Zealand, OK after earthquake

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A UNCW spokesperson tells us the university has six students studying abroad in New Zealand. Five are on the north island in locations that are safe from any damage caused by Monday's earthquake. One student, though, is studying at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, where the earthquake hit. Full story...
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