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Archive - Jul 4, 2011

Wilmington's 4th of July... It's a blast!!

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video Check out Wilmington's Fourth of July fireworks celebration. The weather was perfect. The fireworks were impressive. Click play video to see our report from Monday night. Full story...
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Goolsby upset with trooper allegations

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North Carolina Senator Thom Goolsby released a statement, expressing his frustration with the letter from Hoyt Tessener and the allegations against state troopers Edward Wyrick and Andrew Smith, that has them on administrative duty. Full story...
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MR. JACKSON GOES TO WASHINGTON

As I write this entry, I can hear the distant crack of fireworks from Wilmington's July 4th celebration.

Fraternal twins with autism: Is risk in the womb?

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Experts have blamed most of the risk for autism on inherited genes. Now one of the largest studies of twins and autism shifts the focus to the womb. It suggests that the mother's age and health may play a larger role than was thought. Full story...
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Local heroes put stitch in National 9/11 Flag

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The flag is currently on a journey across America, where local service heroes and the public will be given the chance to stitch the flag back to its original 13-stripe format. Full story...
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North Brunswick band marches in DC 4th of July parade

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For months the North Brunswick High School Marching Band has been raising money to go to the nation's capital. Today all their hard work paid off, as the Scorpions marched in Washington, DC's 4th of July parade. Full story...
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Fireworks ready to fly along Cape Fear River

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video The fireworks are set up for the Battleship Blast in Wilmington and ready to amaze tonight's 4th of July crowd. More than 2,000 fireworks are set up across the river in Battleship Park. Full story...
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Woman found dead in Pine Valley Drive home

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video A Wilmington neighborhood is shocked and looking for answers after a woman was found dead in her home early this morning. Police say the victim was 59-year-old Carol Johnson. Full story...
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Generics advancing on lucrative pet drug market

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Family doctors aren't the only ones facing the question of whether to prescribe name-brand or generic drugs for their patients. Full story...
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Teen dies after being found shot in head in crash

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Authorities say an 18-year-old who played quarterback for Pine Forest High School in Fayetteville has been killed. Full story...
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NC weighing more gambling at Cherokee casino

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North Carolina officials are taking steps that could allow the Cherokee Indian casino in the mountains to expand gambling to live dealers. Full story...
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Southern swamp holds clues about runaway slaves

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A permanent exhibition opening this fall will show how the Great Dismal Swamp became a haven for thousands of people escaping slavery before the Civil War. Full story...
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State Capitol holds free July 4th activities

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Independence Day in Raleigh again includes music, history and new citizens. Full story...
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Diligence home in time to celebrate Independence Day

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video This Independence Day, those who serve our country patrolling our waterways are celebrating with family and friends. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to port this morning. Full story...
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Volunteer group helps keep Masonboro Island clean on Fourth

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video While many folks spent their holiday weekend barbequing in the backyard or sunbathing on the beach, one group of volunteers gave their time to clean up after partiers. The group is all about keeping their beloved island clean. Full story...
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