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Archive - Aug 17, 2011

Tabor City child dies in lawn mower accident

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video In what neighbors say was a tragic accident, Mario Lewis Jr. lost his life Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Pitt County Memorial Hospital to change its name

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Officials at Pitt County Memorial Hospital say the facility will change its name to UHS Medical Center beginning Oct. 1. Full story...
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Child bitten by "marine animal" at Wrightsville Beach

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A child swimming at Wrightsville Beach was bitten by a "marine animal" according to Wrightsville Beach Police. It happened about 4 p.m. off access number 8 near Moore's Inlet. Full story...
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Toyota of Wilmington to expand despite Japan tsunami and economic recession

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video Toyota of Wilmington broke ground today, expanding their dealership to 65,000 square feet. But with the economy still in the dumps and the tsunami in Japan impacting Toyota, is this really the best time to expand? Full story...
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American flag making waves in Masonboro Inlet

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video The stars and stripes are perhaps our Nation’s most recognizable symbol. But a tribute to service members on Masonboro Island is making waves among boaters and the people in charge of the island. Full story...
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Downtown roads congested as students make their way to class

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video With new construction, new students, and new traffic patterns, getting anywhere downtown is harder than ever. Downtown Wilmington is packed with people on both roads and sidewalks, all in a hurry to get where they need to go. The corner of Front Street and Red Cross is especially busy because it’s smack in the middle of the Cape Fear campus. Full story...
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StarNews Circulation Manager busted for embezzlement

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video Police arrested StarNews Circulation Manager Richard Scott Wiggs Monday and charged him with stealing money from the newspaper. According to the StarNews, investigators say he stole more than $100,000 over a two year period. The paper's parent company, The New York Times, say he he stole at least $52,000. Full story...
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Congratulations to our partners 'The Big Talker FM' and Chad Adams; #1 in Talk Radio

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Morning talk show host Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM has the number one talk radio show in Wilmington according to the latest Arbitron ratings. WAAV's Curtis Wright came in at number 14. Full story...
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Tropical Train is leaving the station...

All aboard! The tropical wave train has started and will pick up steam in a big way by next week.

Couple plans to wed at Carowinds roller coaster

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A Virginia couple plans to get married at a Carowinds roller coaster this weekend. Full story...
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Idea would trim, continue NC Governor's School

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A summer academic enrichment program that North Carolina taxpayers have provided for hundreds of students each year could continue despite a funding cutoff by state budget-writers. Full story...
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NFL player's Charlotte apartment hit by burglar

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Authorities say the Charlotte apartment of a Carolina Panthers football player was hit by burglars while he was away at the NFL team's training camp. Full story...
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