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Archive - May 19, 2011

Elections chief says early voting bill could cause long lines at polls

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North Carolina's elections chief says a bill to shorten the early voting period likely would result in longer lines at polling sites and make elections more expensive. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As New Hanover Co. looks to make cuts, commissioners run up tab

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video New Hanover County Commissioners are wrestling with a budget filled with cuts. But they may be guilty of not cutting back on their own spending. We requested recent travel expenses from several county commissioners who left the state on county business. The public records reveal $299 a night hotel stays, room service and golf gear. Full story...
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Brunswick County teen named president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary

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video Sixteen-year-old Rose Seltzer was named President of the VFW Post #9408 in Leland. Full story...
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Wilmington's Cari Blalock will transfer to UNC

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video Cari Blalock had a great freshman swimming season at Louisiana State University. She even broke a school record, but she's decided to leave LSU in order to transfer to UNC Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation honors homeowners who have preserved past

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video The Historic Wilmington Foundation recognized those who fought to bring back property in our area. Full story...
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Proposed Southport annexation could leave some homeless

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video The idea of annexation does not go over very well with folks who live just outside Southport. Many say it's unconstitutional, or that they can't afford the extra fees and taxes. However, those who live in the Woodside Trailer Park say they could be left without a place to live. Full story...
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Jon David taking Judge Jolly to appeals court

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District Attorney Jon David filed a petition with the state court of appeals Thursday challenging Judge Jerry Jolly's decision to shut down traffic court. Full story...
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DOT shows off plans to ease Wilmington-Leland congestion

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video Drivers throughout our area have one common gripe: traffic. The roads between Wilmington and Leland are especially frustrating, but the state has some plans that could make the trip a little easier. Full story...
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UNCW chases Duke, Georgia Tech & ECU at NCAA golf regional

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One round is in the books. There are two more rounds remaining for the UNCW men's golf team at the NCAA regionals in Virginia. UNCW will need to play better in the final two rounds in order to advance to the NCAA tourney. The top five squads will advance. Full story...
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ECU receives one-year probation from NCAA

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The NCAA has placed East Carolina on one year of probation for self-reported academic fraud violations after a women's tennis player working as a tutor wrote papers for four baseball players. Full story...
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