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Archive - Apr 21, 2011

Brunswick County law enforcement watching drivers closely this weekend.

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video If you are planning to drive in Brunswick County this week, plan to break your bad driving habits. Law enforcement will be on the look out for dangerous drivers. And people we spoke to like that plan. Full story...
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Ashley loses title game of spring break tourney

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video The Coastal Athletics spring break baseball tournament concluded on Thursday with Ashley facing Leesville Road in the championship game at Ashley High School. Full story...
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Authorities looking for cause of death after teen's body found

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Authorities in Maryland say they have not yet determined how a North Carolina teen died after her body washed up in a Maryland river months after she vanished. Full story...
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Disaster declaration issued for eight more NC counties

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President Barack Obama has issued a disaster declaration for eight more North Carolina counties hit by last weekend's tornado outbreak. Gov. Beverly Perdue's office announced Thursday night that Craven, Currituck, Greene, Hertford, Hoke, Pitt, Robeson and Sampson counties have been added. It means the way is clear for residents in those counties to receive federal assistance. Full story...
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Rides return to Carolina Beach this weekend

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This weekend will bring fun for all ages down at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Crews are setting up rides, which will be open starting this weekend. Full story...
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Sparks says owner of abandoned building should pay for clean-up, not city

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videoWilmington's new convention center has a not-so-pretty next door neighbor. For months, a couple of abandoned warehouses across the street have sat in ruins. Now the City of Wilmington has decided to take on the clean-up. Full story...
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Wing Fling donates $8,000 to senior center, WRAAP

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This year's Wing Fling may have had some problems finding a home, but it had little problem raising money for some good causes. Full story...
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Judge dismisses evidence in Strickland's arson case

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videoThe arson case involving a teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles is taking an Easter break. Before recessing for the weekend today, the judge ruled on evidence in the trial of Allen "Frog" Strickland that could have a big impact on the case. Full story...
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Earth Day arrives a day early

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Although tomorrow is officially Earth Day, concerned students, faculty and staff teamed up to prove that every day is Earth Day by cleaning up trash around Cape Fear Community College's North Campus and Blue Clay Road. Full story...
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Fire contained at Archer Daniels Midland plant in Southport

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At about 11:30 a.m., employees at ADM noticed smoke near the yeast drying system of the facility's CitriStim animal feed ingredient production area. The fire suppression system was activated, and the production area was evacuated. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick Co. law enforcement leaders fire back at Judge Jolly too

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videoLaw enforcement leaders, including the sheriff and most of the police chiefs in Brunswick County, have signed a letter requesting Judge Jerry Jolly rescind an injunction against the county participating in the StreetSafe program. Full story...
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Still no NC state insurance plan agreement reached

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North Carolina lawmakers are going home for the weekend without an agreement on premiums for the health insurance plan for state workers, teachers and retirees. Full story...
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Goldsboro school needs votes in bid for Obama talk

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A Goldsboro high school is seeking votes from the public in its bid to get President Barack Obama to deliver a June commencement address. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's chopper officially sold

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New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter. Full story...
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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state

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Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor. Full story...
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