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Archive - May 11, 2011

TROUBLESHOOTERS: HVAC contractor leaves customers in the cold

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video Friendship and business can be a risky proposition. One Riegelwood couple may have found that out the hard way. They claim they hired a friend to install a new heating and air system in their home only to be left in the cold. Full story...
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NC State AD Debbie Yow back in the Port City

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video NC State director of athletics Debbie Yow made her second Wilmington appearance in less than a month. Wednesday night she addressed the Wilmington Chapter of the Wolfpack Club along with football coach Tom O'Brien. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Commissioners considering adding green space to park for $3.8M

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Commissioners are looking at purchasing 85 acres that border Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road. The price for the land is nearly $4 million and would be funded by a 2006 green space bond referendum. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach residents voice problems with county

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video It was a chance for folks in New Hanover County to voice their opinions to County Commissioners tonight. Commissioners hosted their second town hall meeting in Wrightsville Beach. Though folks who live in Wrightsville Beach say they appreciate their commissioners coming out to hear what they had to say, they still feel like they're being overlooked. Full story...
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N.C. leaders support challenge to healthcare reform overhaul

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North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders have joined Minnesota legislators to put their two cents in to support litigation in which 26 states have challenged last year's federal health care overhaul. Full story...
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Kyle Petty Charity Ride arrives in Wilmington

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Kyle Petty and other celebrities along with 175 motorcycles came to Wilmington as part of a charity ride. More than 175 bikes cruised for a cause in a ride that started May 7th in New York and wraps up May 13th in Florida. Full story...
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Billy Graham hospitalized with pneumonia

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Evangelist Billy Graham has been admitted to an Asheville hospital for treatment for pneumonia. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Porn superstar Ron Jeremy in town filming "Pirahna 3DD"; Hasselhoff joins cast

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Well known porn celeb Ron Jeremy was in town this week working on "Piranha 3DD." He left this morning and plans to be back in a few days. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WSJ profile New Hanover alum still coping with senior superlative

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video The Wall Street Journal profiled two people who won "Most Likely to Succeed" their senior year of high school. One was Wilmington's own Charlene Dupray, who graduated from New Hanover High in 1990. The article says Dupray's superlative has been hanging over her head ever since she won two decades ago - dictating her every move. Full story...
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Air pollution warning grows as wildfire burns

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Drifting smoke from a persistent wildfire has prompted North Carolina officials to extend an air pollution advisory across an even broader swath of the state. Full story...
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New Hanover considers buying 85 acres next to Smith Creek Park

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New Hanover County Commissioners are considering the purchase of 85 acres that border the existing 92-acre Smith Creek Park off of Gordon Road in Wilmington as a means of significantly expanding the county’s green space system. Full story...
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Driver helps students escape burning bus

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An Edgecombe County bus driver is being hailed for getting 39 elementary school students safely off a bus that caught fire. Full story...
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NC early-voting time reduced in House proposal

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North Carolina residents would have one week less to cast ballots before elections in legislation that supporters say would save money but opponents argue would discourage citizens - particularly Democrats - from voting. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC facing huge budget cuts; tuition hike likely

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video Just days after graduation, community colleges across North Carolina got news of a potential 12 percent funding cut from the state. Students who rely on scholarships from the North Carolina Education Lottery may also lose funding. Full story...
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Philip Morris Int'l CEO: Tobacco not hard to quit

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The head of cigarette maker Philip Morris International says tobacco is not that hard to quit. Full story...
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