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Archive - May 2011

NC House speaker says NAACP chief should apologize

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North Carolina's House speaker says the president of the state NAACP owes his chamber an apology for disruptive behavior in the gallery that led to seven arrests. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: DA's appeal of StreetSafe injunction shows Judge Ola Lewis also involved

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video Documents included with DA Jon David's appeal of Judge Jerry Jolly's injuction against traffic court and the StreetSmart program show Judge Ola Lewis was also involved, to the point of calling a chief deputy off of a murder investigation to serve David the order papers. Full story...
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Ashley knocks out Hoggard in baseball playoffs

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video The high school baseball state playoffs are winding down. Ashley, East Columbus and North Brunswick remain alive in our neck of the woods. Ashley and Topsail are both alive in the softball state playoffs. Click full story for the matchups of where these teams play next. Full story...
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Hines Ward 'Dancing With The Stars' Season 12 champion

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video Hines Ward was named the Dancing with the Stars Season 12 champion. Tonight's season finale of "Dancing With The Stars" ended with one couple winning the coveted "mirrorball" trophy. The champion of Season 12 dancing with the stars has been named, but it certainly didn't go down without a fight from fellow finalists. Full story...
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Smart Start leader says proposed budget would eliminate program

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A leader of the statewide nonprofit that administers North Carolina's Smart Start program says the current Senate budget proposal would effectively kill the nationally recognized early childhood initiative. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Convention center goofs on permit; Cape Fear Beer Fest postponed

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video Wilmington's new convention center is supposed to be a home for all sorts of events. But it won't be the home of the Cape Fear Beer Fest scheduled for next month. Full story...
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WWAY night highlights promotional schedule for Wilmington Sharks

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The Wilmington Sharks will open the summer league baseball season at home on Thursday,May 31. They expect a big crowd for the season opener. The Sharks also expect a huge crowd for WWAY's shirt off the back Fat Tony's Thirsty Thursday night on Thursday, June 2. It'll be a doubleheader. First pitch will be 6:05pm on WWAY night. Full story...
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UNCW men's basketball draws academic penalty

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Every team on the UNC Wilmington campus met the NCAA's prescribed mark for academic progress except for the men's basketball team in the 2009-2010 athletics season. Full story...
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NAACP leaders removed NC House gallery after commotion

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North Carolina General Assembly police arrested six people after a group began chanting in the gallery of the state House minutes before the start of a civil rights rally. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' misses court for rehab

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The star of MTV's "Teen Mom 2" was a no-show for a court appearance today. Jenelle Evans's lawyer Dustin Sullivan says she has a good excuse. Full story...
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Boil advisory continues as part of Leland waits lab tests

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On the hottest day of the day of the year so far, a water problem is leaving some Leland residents out to dry. Full story...
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NRC held meeting on Brunswick Nuclear Plant safety

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The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission held a public meeting today after assessing the Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Brunswick deputies search for man neighbors say shot relatives

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says they believe a man shot two people Monday and is still on the loose. Investigators say James Lewis Jr., 29, fired a gun in the Longwood area of the county yesterday, hitting two people neighbors say are family. Full story...
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Veterans get health help in their own backyard

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Veterans in Wilmington got some help with their health care today. The Rural Health Team from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville visited the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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NC Senate committees begin discussing budget bill

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Senate Republicans unveiling their $19 billion plan for North Carolina state government say there's plenty for Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue to like in this budget, and they hope it's enough to win her signature. Full story...
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