Archive - Jun 15, 2011
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man sailing solo across Atlantic thought he would die
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 10:59pm.

videoAs you saw ONLY ON 3 last week, a Wilmington man set sail Thursday morning for a journey that would take him across the Atlantic to Portugal. Greg Frucci's first stop is Bermuda. He has yet to hit the island and has already faced two strong storms.

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Two arrested in motel room robbery
Submitted by Laura Seel on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 10:40pm.

Two suspects are in jail after a robbery at a motel room on Market Street in Wilmington.

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Local fund raiser for Joplin tornado victims
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:47pm.

A local woman had a simple idea, and she acted on it. As a result she will send hundreds of dollars to Joplin tornado victims.

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Bill making stock car racing official state sport awaiting Perdue's approval
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:39pm.

Legislation declaring stock car racing as North Carolina's state sport has only Gov. Beverly Perdue to pass before taking the checkered flag.

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Man arrested for Tabor City murder
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 8:29pm.

Police arrested a man wanted for a shooting death in broad daylight in Tabor City. Tabor City Police Chief Donald Dowless says Albert Henry, 34, is in custody and charged with second degree murder. Henry was arrested around 7:30 Thursday night with the assistance of the SBI.

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Perdue approval rating up, but well below disapproval
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 4:19pm.

A poll by Public Policy Polling finds 36 percent of North Carolina voters approve of the job Perdue is doing, while 47 percent disapprove. This is Perdue's highest approval rating in the past six months.

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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 4:15pm.

video North Carolina's state budget has been adopted, even if the governor does not like it. Sen. Thom Goolsby said it was "a wonderful day in North Carolina," because the state has a balanced budget that won't increase spending.

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Wilmington photographer finds hope through American Flag in Joplin
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 06/15/2011 - 3:52pm.

video Joplin, MO, is a small city that April’s storms put on the map as soon as they wiped it off. It was then that Wilmington photographer Amy McConnell grabbed her camera and hit the road to her hometown to capture the devastation. McConnell says she found one thing still standing amongst the rubble: the American flag.

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