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Archive - Apr 18, 2011

Disaster clean-up in Bladen County, several without homes

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video With so much destruction in Bladen County from Saturday's severe storms and tornadoes, there's a lot to clean up. Full story...
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President Obama praises Lowe's manager for swift action

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President Barack Obama has called the manager of a Sanford home improvement store who managed to get 100 people safely to the back of the store as a tornado ripped the roof off the building. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue orders US and NC flags to be lowered to honor tornado victims and responders

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Gov. Bev Perdue has ordered that all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff in tribute to victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the state on Saturday and the countless responders who have saved lives and prevented additional injury. Full story...
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City, county celebrate new bus transfer station

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Seven years of work has finally paid off. The region's first indoor bus transfer facility is here. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pantano opts out of on-camera interview regarding puppy adoption

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After lobbing the initial volley calling a puppy rescuer in New Jersey a "liberal activists" and claiming she was harassing him and his family over two puppies they adopted, Ilario Pantano opted out of an on-camera follow-up interview today and instead issued an email statement... Full story...
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NC extends tax deadlines for victims of tornadoes

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North Carolina's tax collectors are providing a break for victims of severe weekend weather who had yet to file their 2010 returns. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jurors seated in Strickland's arson trial

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videoWWAY was the only TV station in the courtroom today as Allen "Frog" Strickland went to trial accused of setting fire in 2009 to the house Sen. R.C. Soles bought for him. Full story...
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THE RANT: Perdue's spokespeople still don't agree on where Governor was Saturday during storm

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Where was Gov. Bev Perdue Saturday while storms were pounding her state? Folks in her communications office, who's job it is to "communicate," can't even get THEIR story straight. Full story...
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New Hanover Commission gets input on pollution issue

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videoSpring is in the air, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, so is a dangerous amount of sulfur dioxide. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: District Attorney fires back at Judge Jolly

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"On April 15, 2011 Judge Jerry Jolly issued an Administrative Order which stated that I engaged in grossly inappropriate behavior that brought the criminal justice system into disrepute. No hearing was held on this matter and the Court’s findings of fact are wildly inaccurate." -Jon David Full story...
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NC price gouging law in effect for areas affected by storms

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North Carolina's consumer protection experts can investigate allegations of price gouging in at least 18 counties and cities that were affected by Saturday’s storms, Attorney General Roy Cooper said Monday. Full story...
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Obamas paid $453,770 taxes on $1.7 million income

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President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are reporting income of $1.728 million for last year, much of it from the sale of the president's books. They paid federal taxes of $453,770. Full story...
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UNC's Barnes returning for sophomore season

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North Carolina's Harrison Barnes will return for his sophomore season instead of declaring for the NBA draft. Full story...
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Grand jury returns presentment in Chadbourn town manager investigation

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A Columbus County Grand jury has asked for another step in the investigation of Chadbourn's town manager. Full story...
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UNCW announces volleyball signing

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The UNCW volleyball program has announced the signing of outside hitter Leah Gagliardi to a National Letter-of-Intent during the spring signing period. She will join the Seahawks program as a freshman for the 2011 season. Full story...
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