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Archive - May 16, 2011

Cameron Art Museum announces matching challenge grant up to $1M

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Some exciting news was spread throughout the Cameron Art Museum Monday night during their annual meeting. Full story...
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Wilmington man sailing solo to Portugal, honoring father's life

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video A Wilmington man is planning to sail to Lisbon, Portugal alone. He got the idea after visiting the country during a business trip and is filming a documentary of his journey. Full story...
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Bill to speed up presentation of evidence to District Attorneys goes to Senate

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A method that could speed up offering the state's potential evidence to defense attorneys has been approved in the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Early voting legislation delayed in House

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Debate on politically tinged legislation to cut North Carolina's early voting period by a week has been delayed in the House. The chief sponsor of the House measure gave no reason on the floor why he asked that a final House vote scheduled for Monday night be delayed until Wednesday. Full story...
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No sentence yet for Thomas

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Day three of deliberations in a quadruple murder case in Columbus County and still no sentence. A jury took just a few hours May 5 to convict Danny Lamont Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005 but their decision of how he should pay for the crimes is taking much longer. Full story...
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Three busted for prostitution in Brunswick County

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On May 13, 2011, Brunswick County Vice Narcotic Agents arrested three persons in a prostitution sting in southern Brunswick County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger refuses to explain his absence during Friday meeting

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission met today, and this time all the commissioners were there. After Brian Berger was absent from Friday's meeting with the school board, many wondered if the commissioner is dedicated to his constituents. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ben McCoy whining on behalf of Brian Berger

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Several initial reports stated that the vote was unanimously in favor of the expenditure; however, upon close examination, it was noticed that the call for "all those opposed" by Chairman Barfield was apparently never made, and therefore the lone dissenting vote of Brian Berger, was never heard. Full story...
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NC groups file complaint over court interpreters

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Groups who represent people who don't speak or understand English well enough to work in the judicial system have filed a federal complaint over North Carolina's failure to provide interpreters in civil courts. Full story...
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Reward offered in Hankins murder

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The governor has approved a $5,000 reward for an arrest in the murder of a Brunswick County teen. Marcus Hankins, 19, died after being shot at a party in Bolivia last month. Full story...
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Couple wanted for robbing Henrietta

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Wilmington Police are looking for a couple who broke into the Henrietta III overnight. Full story...
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Where's the beef? Detectives search for meat thief

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Investigators say a man broke into the Grapevine Restaurant and Lounge on Beach Drive in Calabash May 8. They say he took about $180 dollars in beef tenderloin and a bag of coins. Full story...
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Greensboro carnival worker dies, another injured

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Police in Greensboro say a worker from Georgia has died and another has been critically injured after they fell while dismantling a Ferris wheel at the close of a six-day carnival. Full story...
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Feds probe NC company over planned overseas deal

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Federal investigators think a Raleigh company was trying to illegally sell surveillance equipment to a company in North Africa. Full story...
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Smoke coming from controlled burn in Brunswick County

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We would like to advise everyone that there is a control burn in Brunswick County in the Orton Plantation area. The control burn has caused the smell of smoke and light smoke to be visible throughout our area. Full story...
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