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Archive - Jun 6, 2011

New Hanover Commissioners vote against hospital's partnership with Charlotte system

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New Hanover County Commissioners made the final decision Monday night and voted 4 to 1 against the agreement with Commissioner Jonathan Barfield casting the only vote for the contract. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation clears Senate vote

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The state Senate is one vote away from helping open the door for Castle Hayne to become New Hanover County's fifth incorporated area. Full story...
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School system drops appeal, student allowed to wear nose ring

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A Johnston County high school student will be able to wear a nose ring to class as long as she remains a member of a religious group that practices body modification. Full story...
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Bladen County's Trelonnie Owens named assistant basketball coach at South View

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At Bladenboro High School his friends called him "Tree" because he took up a lot of space on the basketball court. Owens recently returned to his roots. In fact the former Wake Forest Demon Deacon lives in Bladen County once again, but he'll be coaching in Cumberland County during the upcoming hoops season. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: After one year on job West Bladen principal making impact

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videoIt was a year ago that West Bladen High School made headlines for several incidents on campus. But a new school year and a new principal have put the school in a whole new light. Full story...
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Carolina shrimp numbers down after cold winter

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videoA popular seafood item at many restaurants is either disappearing from menus or being replaced by catch that is not from the Carolinas. The reason is the number of native shrimp has significantly dwindled, and the weather is to blame. Full story...
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Weiner admits sending inappropriate photos, says he won't resign

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US Rep. Anthony Weiner says he has sent inappropriate photos to and had inappropriate communications with about six women over the past three years - some after he was married - and says he's "very sorry." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter struggling after food donation stolen

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videoA Brunswick County woman says she's trying to do what's right, and now she has to work a little bit harder after someone took her donations. Full story...
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Michael's Seafood wins third straight world championship

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videoMichael's Seafood in Carolina Beach now has another trophy to add to their case. It's just more proof that the restaurant's seafood chowder really is the world's best. Full story...
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Katie Couric joins ABC News, to launch talk show in 2012

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It's official. Katie Couric has joined ABC News. She'll start work with the network this summer and launch a syndicated talk show next year. Full story...
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Jobless benefits for 47,000 in NC start flowing

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Extended unemployment benefits for 47,000 jobless workers that have been caught in a political conflict are starting to flow again. Full story...
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CDC study: Gay, bisexual teens do riskier things

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A government study says gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to smoke, use alcohol or do other risky things. Full story...
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Supreme Court: Career criminal won't get less prison time

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The Supreme Court says a career criminal cannot get his sentence reduced because of a change in drug-crime penalties in North Carolina. Full story...
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Former ABC administrator's trial to move out of Wilmington

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Former New Hanover County Alcoholic Beverage Control Administrator Billy Williams will not go on trial in New Hanover County. Instead, his trial is moving to Onslow County, as long as some administrative hurdles can be cleared. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Foreclosure rates in Wilmington increase

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates up in March 2011 over two and a quarter percent. Full story...
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