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Archive - Jul 18, 2011

Dep. Zeller remembers his K9 partner Viper

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is grieving after losing a dedicated K-9 this weekend during a drug investigation. Full story...
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Report: PPD for sale; Eshelman comments

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video According to a statement, following recent stock market developments, PPD's board of directors has asked management to review PPD's strategic plan and capital structure with a focus on unlocking value for shareholders. Full story...
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Weekend checkpoints serve up over 500 charges for drivers

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol issued 564 charges this weekend during various checkpoints around the Cape Fear. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Investigation continues into shooting at Bladen club

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video There are new details surrounding a weekend shooting outside of a club in Bladen County. The shooting happened early Saturday morning at Club World Wide in Elizabethtown, and sent one woman to the hospital. Full story...
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Monkey Junction getting movie theater

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Wilmington is getting another movie theater. Carmike Cinemas announced today it will open a new, high-tech theater in Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Pender Co. wildfire cost state $3 million so far

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Pender is not the only county dealing with wildfires. Today in Brunswick County there were five wildfires totaling about 100 acres. All have been contained. Full story...
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THE RANT: Judge Ola Lewis .. more the politican, less a judge

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Judge Lewis, we have higher expectations for our judges. We expect them to be ABOVE the riff-raff that happens on the political battlefield. Not only have you caused a division in the Brunswick County Republican Party, you've also chosen to wage two political battles -- which you've lost. Perhaps it would be a good idea if you stuck with what you know best, ruling on judicial and legal issues from the bench, and stay out of politics. Brunswick, Columbus and Bladen Counties have enough drama already without you stirring up more. Full story...
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Judge's defamation claim rejected

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Judge Ola Lewis sued Edward Lee Rapp for defamation after he criticized her online for wearing a campaign button for another candidate last year. Full story...
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Obesity could plague Baby Boomers as they age

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Baby boomers say their biggest health fear is cancer. Memory loss comes in second. But heart disease and diabetes should be atop that list, too, given the size of boomers' waistlines. Full story...
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Judge orders pre-kindergarten services restored

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A North Carolina judge says the General Assembly's budget cuts and changes to a pre-kindergarten program cheat poor children out of educational opportunities and should be stopped. Full story...
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First Lady to help with NC 'Extreme Makeover' home

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First lady Michelle Obama will participate in an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that features a boarding house being built in North Carolina for homeless women veterans. Full story...
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FDA favors innovative heart valve for the frail

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Federal health scientists say the first artificial heart valve designed to be implanted without major surgery appears to help patients who are too frail to undergo chest-opening surgery. Full story...
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Hubert man goes to trial in death of son in crash

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The trial for a Hubert man accused of killing his son in a drunken driving car crash last year is scheduled for this week. Full story...
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Durham man face murder charge in wife's stabbing

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A man has been arrested in the death of his wife, whose three children were briefly the subjects of an Amber Alert. Full story...
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Maiden man pleads guilty to abusing dogs

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A Maiden man accused of abusing beagles has pleaded guilty to five counts of cruelty to animals in Catawba County. Full story...
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