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Archive - Apr 19, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Doodle Rescue fires back at Pantanos

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video The doodle drama continues for Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano. Full story...
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ECU sweeps UNCW in baseball

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The East Carolina have exploded against UNC Wilmington twice this season. The Pirates scored 20 runs back in March when they defeated UNCW 20-5. Tuesday's game in Greenville was closer, but it too was a high scoring affair for the Pirates. Full story...
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Lawmakers suspend plastic bag ban in Outer Banks

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North Carolina lawmakers have suspended a plastic bag ban for the Outer Banks to help a grocery store chain whose distribution center was destroyed by last weekend's deadly tornadoes. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council tables downtown parking changes

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Business owners and members of the public turned out at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting anxious to hear how the council would vote on a possible hike in downtown parking rates. Full story...
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Deputies on the hunt for attempted armed robbery suspect

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New Hanover County deputies are looking for an attempted armed robbery suspect near the Pitt Stop at the intersection of Carolina Beach and Horn roads. The suspect was seen driving a late 90's model gold Cadillac. He is wearing a black hoodie and is armed according to New Hanover County Emergency Services. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Grandmother of slain South Brunswick football player speaks

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video The death of a South Brunswick High School football player has left a community and family in mourning. Marcus Hankins was supposed to graduate in a few weeks. His grandmother, Eva Holmes says she wants her grandson to be remembered as someone who had a big heart and lit up a room with his presence. Full story...
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Testimony starts in Strickland's arson trial

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video The jury has been seated, and today the first witnesses took the stand in the arson case of Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is a former client and friend of former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Fund to support NC military tornado victims established

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After the rash of tornadoes that struck the eastern half of North Carolina on Saturday, Operation Homefront of North Carolina has established an emergency disaster relief fund specifically for military families affected by the storms. Full story...
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McDonald's serves up hiring day

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McDonald's is doing its best to help keep those numbers dropping. McDonald's restaurants across the country are looking for new employees. Full story...
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NY backs off rules on kickball, tag at day camps

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New York state health officials have yanked a set of proposed guidelines for what were initially deemed risky day camp games like tag, Red Rover and kickball. Full story...
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Charlotte police release report on stowaway

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a teenager who died after stowing away in the wheel well of a jet flying from Charlotte to Boston likely got onto the plane as it idled for more than half an hour waiting for takeoff. Full story...
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Pender's Pittman signs with James Madison

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The big man on campus at Pender High School made his choice for college official today. Keynan Pittman, a 6'10" center inked his letter of intent to play basketball for James Madison next year. Full story...
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CFCC class discovers dinosaur egg

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It wasn't part of an Easter Egg hunt, but students at Cape Fear Community College recently discovered an egg during a geology class. Full story...
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Man hangs himself in Kings Grant Park

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a man hanged himself this afternoon from a tree in in Kings Grant Park. He was dead when emergency crews arrived. Full story...
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Tornado outbreak is NC's most active on record

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The National Weather Service says at least 25 tornadoes touched down across North Carolina this past weekend, making it the state's most active outbreak on record. Full story...
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