Archive - May 23, 2011
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Redenbaugh calls New Hanover school board "bottom of political food chain" in award acceptance speech
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 10:59pm.

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.

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Gold could become official state mineral through new bill
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 8:42pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Woman says mechanic owes her money, scamming others
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 5:00pm.

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.

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Senate GOP about to roll out NC government budget
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 3:38pm.

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.

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UNCW grads turn frozen yogurt into hot business
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 3:27pm.

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.

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As summer nears, "Click it or Ticket" cracks down
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 3:11pm.

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.

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Historic Wilmington Foundation releases list of most threatened places
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 05/23/2011 - 3:04pm.

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.

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