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Archive - Aug 18, 2011

Tornado hits Carolina Beach, mixed reaction from residents

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video On a day where multiple waterspouts were seen offshore, one touched land Thursday at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Carolina Beach visitors take waterspout turned tornado in stride

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videoBeach visitors got an unusual treat: a front row seat to Mother Nature in the form of a waterspout. Folks at Carolina Beach were confused about if they should stay or leave after a waterspout ripped across the ocean, up the beach and over to the Carolina Beach Lake. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Witnesses help tell tornado story through photos, video

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videoA lot of folks in Carolina Beach who witnessed the water spout either took pictures or shot video of it. CHECK OUT VIEWER PHOTOS FROM CAROLINA BEACH WATERSPOUT/TORNADO Full story...
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Gas company worker dies at scene of leak

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Craven County police are investigating the death of a gas company worker at the scene of a leak near a shopping center. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Waterspout-turned-tornado hits Carolina Beach, NWS confirms EF-0

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video NWS Wilmington has confirmed an EF-0 tornado at Carolina Beach Thursday morning. WATCH VIDEO OF STORM INSIDE! Full story...
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Boy says he saw fin before marine animal bit him at Wrightsville Beach

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New details have been released on a child that suffered a bite by a marine animal yesterday. It happened about 4:00 yesterday afternoon near access number 8 in the vicinity of Moores inlet at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Jeweler uses car as carrot to keep kids in school

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videoThe local jeweler who gained national attention after giving away thousands of dollars in jewelery is at it again. This time around Alan Perry is giving away a car to a high school senior. Full story...
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Robinson fills open spot on New Hanover bench

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Gov. Bev Perdue today appointed Robin Wicks Robinson to the District Court bench for the 5th Judicial District which covers New Hanover and Pender Counties. She will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge John Carroll. Full story...
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New Hanover County's insurance carrier settles jail death case

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The New Hanover County Attorney's Office has received a copy of the Release of All Claims and the Joint Stipulation of Dismissal with Prejudice in the Estate of Gary Rummer v. New Hanover County etal lawsuit. Full story...
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Judge Jolly and D.A. David hug and make up over traffic court issues

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Last week Judge Jerry Jolly and I met to discuss implementation of the new statewide law requiring that infraction courts be put in place no later than October 1, 2011. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police release name of man who drowned in Waterford pond

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Leland police have released the name of the man who drowned in a retention pond. Full story...
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HUD says Lumbees must repay more than $98,000

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The federal housing agency says the Lumbee Indian Tribe must repay more than $98,000 in misspent money. Full story...
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Man accused of hitting NC officer turns himself in

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Authorities say the man who assaulted the police chief of a small Anson County town turned himself in hours later. Full story...
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Prosecutors seek appeal in discarded NC bones case

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Prosecutors want courts to take a new look at a dropped murder charge against a North Carolina man accused of killing a woman and carrying her bones around in a backpack. Full story...
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SC man charged with killing NC woman at her home

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Authorities accuse a South Carolina man of shooting his ex-girlfriend in the head at her North Carolina home as her 16-year-old daughter watched. Full story...
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