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Archive - Jun 2011

Chris Rock's mom cancels Brunswick County seminar

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Rose Rock, the mother of movie star/comedian Chris Rock and author of "Mama Rock Rules" has canceled her Brunswick County speaking date. Full story...
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Battery takes the charge out of Hammerheads

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video More than 5,000 fans showed up on Friday night to watch the Wilmington Hammerheads at Legion Stadium. Unfortunately the home team came up short against the Charleston Battery. Full story...
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Downtown venue hopes to provide fun atmosphere to an older crowd

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video Well it’s probably safe to say that downtown Wilmington hasn't necessarily had the best reputation lately. But, a new venue in the Port City wants to change things up. Full story...
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Brunswick NAACP President claims county officials are racist

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video The Brunswick County NAACP president says County Commissioners and the Sheriff's Office are racist. Bernest Hewett made the accusations Friday morning on the Big Talker FM. We spoke with him on the phone this afternoon. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Solo sail to Portugal anything but smooth

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video A dream journey across the ocean has become something of a nightmare for a Wilmington man. Greg Frucci arrived safely in Bermuda after battling a dangerous storm, and in more trouble than he originally thought, which leaves his journey to Portugal in doubt. Full story...
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School Board member asks colleagues if they've failed students

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Yesterday Dr. Derrick Hickey asked the school board if they think they have failed the students of New Hanover County. Hickey says this was part of a spirited debate that started over a one-percent increase in teacher bonuses. Full story...
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Big changes coming to gun laws in NC

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video New gun laws go into effect December 1 in North Carolina. Yesterday Gov. Bev Perdue signed a bill that will give North Carolinians more legal protection when they shoot at an intruder. Full story...
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Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public's health in coastal counties

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The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington

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video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Berger still hasn't settled accident issue

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The driver who hit New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger last week because he pulled out too far at a stop sign, still can't get a resolution from his insurance company. Full story...
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Former Pender Co. Health Director speaks out on dysfunction within department

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"Mr. Brown is attempting to remold the health department in an image that only he and his favored associates understand. Apparently Mr. Brown is basing his transformation on an extremely limited scope of knowledge and information from individuals who have their own agendas to fulfill." - Dr. Jack Griffith Full story...
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As gas prices drop, NC gas tax going up

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Prices at the pump are turning into a good news, bad news situation. The good news is, gas prices are going down. The bad news is, North Carolina's gas tax is going up. Full story...
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Judge dismisses Blackwater founder Prince from suit

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A federal judge has dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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Real-life 'Kitchen Cop' calls it a career

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For years, many of you have tuned in for our regular Kitchen Cops reports of area restaurant health inspections. One of the people who has made that segment possible has called it a career. Full story...
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Town hall meeting planned on Pender fire Saturday

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The North Carolina Forest Service will be hold a "town hall" general information meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Ridge Fire and Rescue Department located at 109 Holly St. That's at the intersection of Highways 50 and 17. Full story...
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