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Archive - Feb 2011

Man says he's stabbed while standing on downtown corner at 3 a.m.

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The victim told investigators that he was on the corner at 10th and Campbell when a man drove up in a burgundy jeep and asked him if he had anything (drugs) to sell. He said that when he replied he didn’t have anything, the man got out of the jeep, stabbed him several times, took his money, and then drove away. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper-cars last night downtown

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Responding WPD officers spoke with witnesses who said they saw a vehicle hit a car in the unit block (0 – 99) S. Water Street. The witnesses followed the vehicle, trying to get a license plate number, but the car sped away. The witnesses said they relocated the vehicle after it had hit three parked cars in the 1300 block of Dock Street. Full story...
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GOOD NEWS: Consumer Confidence Index hits 3-year high

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The Consumer Confidence Index rose in February to its highest point in three years as consumers are feeling more positive about their income prospects and the direction the economy is headed. Full story...
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Former Fuquay-Varina coach pleads in teen sex case

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A former Wake County high school girls basketball coach has pleaded guilty to sex charges involving a female student. Full story...
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Cumberland County blaze ravages nearly 1,000 acres

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A wildfire spreading across nearly 1,000 acres in Cumberland County is being fueled by dry brush and pines. Full story...
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GOP lawmakers one vote away from health care bill OK

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A Republican-penned bill seeking North Carolina to challenge the 2010 health care overhaul law is one vote away from Democratic Gov. Bev. Perdue, who seems ready to ignore the measure if it hits her desk. Full story...
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Bill stops NC sex offenders as certain EMS workers

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A registered sex offender in North Carolina would be prevented from working as an emergency medical services worker under legislation approved overwhelmingly in the state House. Full story...
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Daughter of Malcolm X arrested in NC on NY charges

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The daughter of civil rights leader Malcolm X is set to appear in a North Carolina court on several outstanding warrants from New York. Full story...
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Perdue talks to business owners during Wilmington visit

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video Gov. Bev Perdue spent part of her day in Wilmington today. The governor took part in a roundtable discussion on business at UNCW. Business owners were also there, wanting to know why it's so difficult to grow their company. Full story...
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ILM exploring direct flight to Chicago

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In two weeks, nonstop flights to Washington, D.C. will be introduced on the weekends. Another nonstop flight to Chicago is still in the works - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. “We always go to our existing carriers first. If they don’t express interest, then we go to other carriers and try to get them interested,” Rosborough said of the process of getting a Chicago flight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Busy day for fire crews in northern New Hanover County

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video The conditions were just right to spark fires along Blue Clay Road in New Hanover County this afternoon. Full story...
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High School Hoops: State Playoffs Round One

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video Except for one postponement round number one of the state playoffs is complete. Round number two is set for Wednesday night. Full story...
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"TERRIBLE TUESDAY"... THE REAL STORY

When I was a child, I was terrified of tornadoes- and with good reason.

Crews keep eye on big Pender Co. fire

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video Much of North Carolina is under a burn ban, and for good reason. The combination of wind, low humidity and warm temperatures made Pender County ripe for wildfires this weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington swimmer breaks LSU school record, headed to NCAA championship

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Cari Blalock is certainly making a name for herself in her first year on the LSU swim team. Breaking a long-standing school record tends to do that. The Wilmington resident now has her focus on the upcoming NCAA Championship. Full story...
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