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Archive - Jul 19, 2011

NC Appeals Court divided on Brunswick Co. school's 'bra lift' search

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video A State Court of Appeals has reviewed the legality of personal searches on students. In 2008, the Brunswick County Academy required a "bra-lift" search on its female students, which some say is unconstitutional. According to a ruling by the court of appeals today, the “bra-lift” search at the alternative school was degrading, demeaning and highly intrusive. Full story...
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N.C. based soldiers killed in separate incidents

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Military officials say an Army sergeant and a Marine Corps lance corporal, both based in North Carolina, have been killed in separate incidents. Full story...
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NC based soldiers killed in separate incidents

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Military officials say an Army sergeant and a Marine Corps lance corporal, both based in North Carolina, have been killed in separate incidents. Full story...
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New Congressional map would split New Hanover, Pender

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A new plan to redraw Congressional districts in North Carolina would radically change the way southeastern North Carolina is represented in Washington. Meanwhile, the two men who planned to run for the 7th District Congressional seat still plan to run in that district, regardless of where it is. Full story...
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Liquor license could be issue in selling downtown bars

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video Whoever buys the businesses would get everything included: the pool tables, the coolers and all the equipment it takes to run both. The only thing the buyer would have to do is apply for an alcohol permit. Recently that's has not been an easy thing to do downtown. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: E'town shooting suspect surrenders

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In an update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3, the woman accused of a shooting at an Elizabethtown night club has turned herself in. Full story...
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Frog told police Soles paid him to keep quiet, lie to grand jury

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video A two-year-old video of an interview with Allen "Frog" Strickland by investigators looking into a fire at his house has some damning accusations against former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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BCSO, others say goodbye to K-9 who died on duty

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video When law enforcement officers lose their life in the line of duty, their funerals are very emotional. Today a tribute in Brunswick County took on special meaning as the Sheriff's Office said goodbye to a four-legged crime fighter. Full story...
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Court: Strickland family's lawsuit against UNCW can move forward

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The state Court of Appeals says a lawsuit filed by a college student killed by a sheriff's deputy against UNCW can move forward. Full story...
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Sick dog escapes from emergency vet

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Juno was taken to the Emergency Vet in Wilmington on Saturday night and escaped from there a few hours later, just after midnight. She was last seen headed eastbound on Oleander Road near K38 Baja Grill toward Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Global Nuclear Fuel halts production after safety system failure

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Global Nuclear Fuel in Castle Hayne has halted its fuel making operation after a malfunction with its alarm horns during a test. Full story...
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Gov't advisers: Cover birth control for free

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A panel of health experts is calling on the government to require that insurance companies cover birth control for free as preventive care for women under President Barack Obama's health overhaul. Full story...
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Serpentarium offers reward, won't press charges if tortoises returned

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They're not exactly the most inconspicuous of animals, but someone has stolen two large tortoises from a Wilmington reptile exhibit. Full story...
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Find out about N. 3rd Street improvements Wednesday

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Work is set to begin the first week of August on improvements to the city's gateway on North 3rd Street. An informational meeting about the project will be held on Wednesday from 5:30–7 p.m. in City Council Chambers at City Hall for anyone who would like more information. Full story...
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Steelers Mendenhall sues Champion over tweet dispute

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Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is suing for $1 million in damages after his tweets about Osama bin Laden and Sept. 11 led the Champion sports apparel company to drop his endorsement deal. Full story...
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