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Archive - May 12, 2011

UNCW's Josh Brock leads team to NCAA Regional

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video If the UNC Wilmington men's golf team finishes in the top five at the NCAA Regionals next week in Virginia the Seahawks will punch a ticket to the NCAA Tournament in Oklahoma in early June. Full story...
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NHRMC may soon have new management

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New Hanover County Regional Medical Center may soon have a change in management. Hospital officials held a town hall meeting tonight to discuss implications of a proposed agreement with Carolinas Healthcare Systems to take over day-to-day operations. Full story...
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Local law enforcement unveil fallen officers memorial

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video On a cool, spring evening, heroes were remembered. Tonight, law enforcement, government leaders and members of the community honored those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, by unveiling a new memorial. Full story...
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Berger continues to have beef with fellow New Hanover Co. Commissioners

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video The drama between New Hanover County Commissioners just doesn't seem to end. Commissioner Brian Berger says he's just become accustomed to attacks from fellow commissioners, but this time, he says things got physical. Full story...
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Passengers removed from plane in Charlotte after knife found

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Authorities say passengers were removed from a U.S. Airways plane in Charlotte and had to go through security screening again after a passenger found a knife in an overhead bin during boarding. Full story...
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Killer faces death as jury deliberates Friday

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He has been convicted of four counts of first degree murder. Now it's time for a jury to decide whether Danny Thomas deserves the death penalty. Full story...
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Perdue: Budget plan a "race to the bottom" for NC education

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video When we asked Gov. Perdue about what will happen with the budget, since there seems to be no common ground between Democrats and Republicans in Raleigh, she chose to focus her answer on the importance of education. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fmr. interim health dir. applauds Pender Health Board resignations

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Wayne Raynor writes in an open letter to Pender County residents that he applauds the recent mass resignation of five members of the board "signaling their opposition to the unappreciative and uncooperative spirit of the county leadership. Full story...
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Tabor City bank robbed

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Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says the BB&T on Hickman Road in Tabor City was robbed around 2:45 p.m. Thursday. So far investigators have not released a description of the robber. Full story...
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Two planes searched at CLT after security scares

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A North Carolina-bound US Airways flight that took off from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport was searched after a suspicious note was found in a bathroom at the Arkansas airport. Full story...
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Changes to workers' comp law get NC panel's look

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A legislative committee is continuing work on legislation easing the responsibility of North Carolina employers for workers compensation claims. Full story...
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Wildfire continues to blaze at NC nature preserve

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A wildfire in eastern North Carolina is continuing to grow even as emergency crews work to contain the blaze. Full story...
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Opinions vary on money left from 2006 parks bond

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video As we told you last night, New Hanover County is considering spending $3.8 million for land next to Smith Creek Park. The money is from the 2006 Parks and Rec bond, but some are wary about spending the money. Full story...
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Golfers tee off to support Hospice in Brunswick County

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The proceeds from the Closer to Home Golf Classic at Cape Fear National will go to benefit the foundation's Brunswick County Capital Campaign. It was established to better serve the residents of brunswick county by building a hospice care center within the county. Full story...
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Wounded Warrior gets special ride

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Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit was shot in the head in Afghanistan in 2008. His right side was paralyzed, but after years of intense therapy, he can walk and drive his brand new truck. It's compliments of the Semper Fi Fund and Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Full story...
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