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Archive - May 2, 2011

Survivor of '98 US Embassy bombing reacts to bin Laden death

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video In 1998, US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania were bombed within minutes of each other. The attacks left more than 200 killed and thousands injured. Jim Owens, who has a house in Wilmington, survived the bombing in Tanzania. Owens was working as a humanitarian in Africa in 1998. He was at a meeting at the US Embassy in Dar es Salaam when it was bombed. Full story...
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Senate approves new communication technology rules

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New rules governing how North Carolina towns and cities can offer broadband, television and telephone services has received tentative approval in the state Senate. Full story...
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Lejeune Marines, families happy with news of bin Laden's death

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videoNews of Osama bin Laden's death swept the country, but no where was the news received like Camp Lejeune. People there have a real stake in this war. Full story...
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At 88, high school coach keeps serving up experience

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videoThe state playoffs for high school tennis start tomorrow. For one tennis coach in Wilmington, the playoffs are nothing new. That's because Tanky Meier has been coaching tennis at New Hanover High School since 1950. Full story...
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Caffe Phoenix profiled in Raleigh-based website

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The Downtown Wilmington restaurant was recently featured in KitchenScoop.com, a Raleigh-based website... Full story...
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UNC governors likely to pick UNCW chancellor Tuesday

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The Board of Governors for the University of North Carolina System is expected to elect a new chancellor for UNC Wilmington tomorrow, according to a statement from UNCW. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Video inside Osama's lair

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video ABC News has obtained EXCLUSIVE video from inside the compound where Osama bin Laden was killed. WATCH IT HERE. Full story...
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New Havover elections director starts Tuesday

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections announces that Marvin McFadyen will assume the duties of Director on Tuesday. Full story...
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White House officials now debating releasing photographs of bin Laden’s corpse

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The Obama administration has photographs of Osama bin Laden’s dead body and officials are debating what to do with them and whether they should be released to the public, officials tell ABC News. “There’s no doubt it’s him,” says a US official who has seen the pictures and also reminds us that OBL was 6’4”. Full story...
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Getting bin Laden: How the mission went down

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The helicopter carrying Navy SEALs malfunctioned as it approached Osama bin Laden’s compound at about 3:30 p.m. ET Sunday, stalling as it hovered. The pilot set it down gently inside the walls, then couldn’t get it going again. It was a heart-stopping moment for President Barack Obama, who had been monitoring the raid in the White House Situation Room since 1 p.m., surrounded by members of his war cabinet. Full story...
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First strands on bin Laden gathered in CIA prison

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Officials say CIA interrogators in secret overseas prisons developed the first strands of information that ultimately led to the killing of Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Congressman, Senators react to bin Laden's death

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Southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress have issued statements about the death of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Police: Suspect kills himself after wounding cop

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Fayetteville police say a man suspected of shooting and wounding an officer has died after shooting himself during a standoff with police. Full story...
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A quiet weather week please!

Dear Mother Nature, we the people of Southeastern North Carolina would like to formally request that this week come to pass without the touchdown of any tornadoes. Is that too much to ask?

THE LATEST: Osama bin Laden is dead

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Elite American forces descended on a compound in Pakistan in helicopters, killing bin Laden and three other men, along with a woman being used as a human shield. There were no U.S. casualties. Full story...
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