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Archive - Jun 15, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man sailing solo across Atlantic thought he would die

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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. Full story...
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Two arrested in motel room robbery

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Two suspects are in jail after a robbery at a motel room on Market Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local fund raiser for Joplin tornado victims

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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. Full story...
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Bill making stock car racing official state sport awaiting Perdue's approval

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Legislation declaring stock car racing as North Carolina's state sport has only Gov. Beverly Perdue to pass before taking the checkered flag. Full story...
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Man arrested for Tabor City murder

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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. Full story...
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Perdue approval rating up, but well below disapproval

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby calls veto override 'wonderful day' in NC

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington photographer finds hope through American Flag in Joplin

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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. Full story...
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New Hanover getting jump on July deadline to keep electronics out of dump

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videoTechnology is constantly advancing. Soon you may want to replace your flat screen tv with a 3D set. Or maybe you want to dump your desktop computer for an iPad. Come July, though, if you get a new electronic, you can't just throw away the old one. Full story...
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Most expensive homes in state are in Brunswick County

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Three beach communities in Brunswick County are home to the most expensive home prices in the state, according to the latest Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report (HLR). Full story...
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Agencies work together to prepare for disaster

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videoEnsuring safety along our coast takes practice. Today we got to go behind the scenes to watch federal, state and local response teams in action. Full story...
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CDC seeks input on meningitis vaccine for infants

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Officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are hearing from parents, health care providers and others in New Hampshire as it starts exploring whether infants should be vaccinated against meningitis, a rare but potentially deadly infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Full story...
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NC congressmen, others sue Obama over strikes in Libya

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A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without war authorization from Congress. Full story...
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Man dead after morning shooting in Tabor City

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A man is dead after being shot on a Tabor City street in broad daylight. Full story...
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Police: US Airways employee stowed away on flight

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Authorities say a US Airways employee was arrested in Pittsburgh after allegedly stowing away on an earlier flight from Florida to North Carolina. Full story...
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