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Archive - May 23, 2011

Redenbaugh calls New Hanover school board "bottom of political food chain" in award acceptance speech

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videoElizabeth Redenbaugh, a New Hanover County School Board member who stood up against what she perceived as racial segregation in school redistricting plans, receives the Profile in Courage Award today from Caroline Kennedy. Full story...
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Gold could become official state mineral through new bill

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North Carolina's rich gold history could be honored with legislation by the General Assembly. The Senate voted Monday night to make gold the official state mineral. Bill sponsor Sen. Harry Brown of Onslow County said the idea came from fourth-graders in his district. Full story...
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HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO...

In May 2011, our son celebrated his first birthday. As I was watching him mash birthday cake all over his face, two thoughts occurred to me.

ONLY ON 3: Woman says mechanic owes her money, scamming others

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videoGive and take is the name of the game. Jennifer Pittman says she gave her truck and $300 to Tracy Carr back in November. Now, six months later, she says she's been taken advantage of. Full story...
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Senate GOP about to roll out NC government budget

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Senate Republicans plan to unveil a budget for North Carolina government Tuesday that spends slightly more overall than the House version did and would hire 1,400 additional teachers in early grades. Full story...
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UNCW grads turn frozen yogurt into hot business

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videoThree UNCW grads are proof a cool idea can mean hot business, even in a tough economy. Their serve-it-yourself yogurt shop has three locations in the Wilmington area with a fourth on the way. Full story...
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As summer nears, "Click it or Ticket" cracks down

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As the unofficial start of summer approaches, law enforcement across the state wants to make sure you're buckled up when you hit the road. Full story...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation releases list of most threatened places

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The Historic Wilmington Foundation's sixth annual announcement is part of its campaign to preserve the unique architectural heritage of the region and raise awareness on the threatened sites. Full story...
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Housing project opens as worker pay issues continue

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videoThe New Brooklyn Homes at Robert Taylor Estates in Wilmington is now home to dozens of low income families. But the completion of this project was not problem free. Earlier this year several construction workers contacted WWAY saying they were not being paid in full. Full story...
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Harold Camping, prophet of May 21 doom, faces the music

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The San Francisco Chronicle has tracked down the failed prophet of the Saturday doomsday prediction, Harold Camping, and found him subdued and somewhat "flabbergasted." Ya think? Full story...
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Why is America the 'no-vacation nation'?

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Let's be blunt: If you like to take lots of vacation, the United States is not the place to work. Besides a handful of national holidays, the typical American worker bee gets two or three precious weeks off out of a whole year to relax and see the world -- much less than what people in many other countries receive. Full story...
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Roger Bacon archery team aims for world title

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Some young archers from our area are shooting for a world championship. Over the weekend, the archery team at Roger Bacon Academy earned a spot in the National Archery in Schools Program world tournament this fall in Orlando. Full story...
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Poll: Voters say raise taxes in 2011, pay the price in 2012

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Voters say they would be less likely to vote for a legislator in 2012 who voted for a tax increase. As the General Assembly finalizes the 2011-2012 budget proposal, a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute shows strong opposition to new taxes. The poll also found 75 percent of voters oppose a plan by Gov. Bev Perdue to raise taxes by $800 million. Full story...
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Three family members die in Lincolnton fire

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Three people have been killed in a fire at a mobile home near Lincolnton. Full story...
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Abuse of elderly, disabled rising in Buncombe Co.

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Abuse of elderly and other vulnerable adults has more than doubled in Buncombe County over the past six years. Full story...
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