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Archive - Aug 16, 2011

UNCW puts out list of 'gay-friendly' churches, businesses

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video UNCW has put out a list of approved "gay friendly" churches for faculty and students raising concerns by at least one professor that taxpayers are inadvertently involved in "telling people where to go to church." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Cruiser hits house after deputy forgets to put it in park

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video She got out of her cruiser, but forgot to put it in park. A Pender County Sheriff's deputy soon realized that she made a mistake when the car slammed into a home. Full story...
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Kure Beach Town Council approves $15,000 to dredging of Carolina Beach Inlet

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video Kure Beach Town Council is currently dealing with many issues. The one that was top of the agenda at Tuesday's town council meeting was the dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council selects company for Convention Center hotel

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The Wilmington City Council tonight selected Harmony Hospitality to buil the long awaited Convention Center hotel. Plans call for a Sheraton. Full story...
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Tourism spending increases in New Hanover county and statewide

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Tourism spending is up in New Hanover county. The county ranks 9th in the state for economic impact through tourism. Full story...
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ECU dean resigns after travel expenses and extra income questioned by state

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The dean of the new dental school at East Carolina University has resigned following a state auditor's report questioning travel expenses and income earned from sources outside the school. Full story...
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NC's first film commissioner dies

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Bill Arnold, North Carolina's first film commissioner, has died at his Raleigh home. He was 75. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington businessman up for prestigious award

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video A Wilmington entrepreneur is up for one of the most prestigious awards in the business world. His one-of-a-kind business has global appeal, and he calls it an economic stimulus package of sorts. Full story...
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Authorities find wreckage of stolen airplane

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Authorities are searching for survivors after an airplane that was reported stolen from a Chapel Hill airport crashed in Alamance County. Full story...
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NC parents in limbo amid pre-kindergarten battle

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Thousands of North Carolina parents are wondering whether their 4-year-olds will attend taxpayer-paid pre-kindergarten this year despite a judge's ruling that all needy families should have access. Full story...
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Defense in terror case seeks to block witness

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Defense lawyers for North Carolina men accused of being members of a terrorist conspiracy are seeking to block a proposed prosecution witness. Full story...
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Woman hit by semi may be cited

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A woman hit by a tractor trailer this morning may faces charges. Wilmington Police say Ruth Henry was crossing New Centre Drive from the east side of S. College Road. With traffic backed up, she walked behind a truck stopped at the light. Full story...
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Golf course honors rescue workers, military with free round

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This week Castle Bay Country Club and Golf Course in Hampstead is inviting all active duty military, police, fire and EMS to join them for a free round of golf. The deal includes green fees and cart rental. All you need is an active ID card and clubs. Full story...
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Help local photographer appear in National Geographic

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Mike Melnotte, a photographer from Wilmington, has just been named a Category Finalist in the 2011 Energizer Ultimate Photo Contest, a program that pairs the society dedicated to inspiring people to care about the planet with the company committed to making a positive impact. Full story...
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Church's anti-gay sign vandalized

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video A Wilmington church's sign is still making news. Seagate Community Chapel's sign has been making waves since last week when it was first posted. Now, the sign is in pieces, and police are looking for who's to blame. Full story...
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