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Archive - May 5, 2011

Redistricting wars begin; public hearings held throughout state

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video Well, it’s that time again. The war over redistricting has begun. Every ten years, new lines are drawn for the Tar Heel state's Senate and House districts. The Senate and House redistricting committees are holding public hearings across 36 different sites throughout the state. Folks were given a chance to voice their opinions to the committee about how they prefer to see those lines drawn. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Group apologizes for trying to spay neutered cat

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video We told you yesterday about a woman whose cat was returned to her with half its ear missing and an incision in its stomach. Today, we talked to the group responsible about why it caught a tame cat and why it could not identify the gender. Full story...
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Army finds no evidence of link in Fort Bragg infant deaths

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The U.S. Army has completed an investigation of 10 infant deaths at Fort Bragg without finding any evidence of a common environmental link or of crimes. Full story...
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House budget has state set school layoff policy

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The state budget approved by the North Carolina House includes language that says policy governing impending school layoffs will be set in Raleigh and not by local school boards. Full story...
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Cops bike to DC to honor fallen officers

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Law Enforcement United is cycling to Washington, DC, to honor fallen officers. More than 20 officers are making the thousand-mile trek over a 10-day span. Four wilmington police officers are among the group. Full story...
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'The Credit Doctor' pleads guilty

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According to the Indictment, James Goddard submitted hundreds of false credit card and lines of credit applications in the names of multiple individuals or businesses to various banks. Goddard called himself the Credit Doctor of North Carolina and touted his specialized skills included obtaining credit for newly formed businesses as well as credit repair, charging a 15% fee on each credit line he obtained. Full story...
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Jury finds Cary man guilty in wife's 2008 death

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A Wake County jury has found a Cary man guilty of first-degree murder in the 2008 strangulation of his wife. Full story...
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Pender shelter dogs spared

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It looks like a happy ending for the dogs at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Full story...
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PERDUE OP-ED: House budget a rotten apple for educators

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In an editorial, Gov. Bev Perdue has some sharp criticism for legislative leaders and the House budget proposal. Full story...
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Forced annexation changes heard in committee

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A bill to strengthen the position of North Carolina landowners who don't want to be forced into a municipality against their will got tripped up as lawmakers work out details to help low-income neighborhoods that want to be annexed. Full story...
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State board makes changes to high school sports

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video The North Carolina High School Athletic Association is reassessing its playbook. It has some new ideas for high school sports programs around the state. The NCHSAA board says it is making changes to raise money for school athletic programs and to look out for the safety of student athletes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Thomas guilty of four murders

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video A Columbus County jury has returned guilty verdict on four counts of first degree murder against Danny Thomas. Full story...
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Worshipers join together on National Day of Prayer

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Dozens of people turned out at Hugh MacRae Park in Wilmington today to take part in the National Day of Prayer. Full story...
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I-140, I-40 ramp back open after semi flips

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A flipped tractor-trailer tied up traffic from I-140 to I-40 in New Hanover County this morning. The truck was carrying a metal turbine weighing 58,000 pounds. It ended up in a ditch next to the overturned semi. Full story...
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B.J. Wright given options on bond

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A Columbus County judge has given a troubled teen with ties to former Sen. R.C. Soles a couple of options to get out of jail. Full story...
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