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Archive - Aug 22, 2011

Wild weather continues in New Hanover County

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video The streak of wild weather continued Monday for the Cape Fear region, this time in the form of a funnel cloud. Full story...
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Defense lawyers for veteran charged with murder say PTSD was cause of crime

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Lawyers for an Iraqi War veteran facing a possible death sentence if convicted of killing his 10-month-old stepdaughter say he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder when he beat her to death in their Raleigh home two years ago. Full story...
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Shoplifter struck and killed in Asheville

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Authorities say a 21-year-old shoplifter running from police has been struck and killed by a car in Asheville. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Williams trial underway; Prosecution can't argue "willfull blindness"

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Former Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator Billy Williams's trial started this morning. He's charged with making an illegal deal with a contractor who was building him a two-story garage for his home. Full story...
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Surfers Healing a swell time for children with Autism

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videoGoing to the store or a restaurant for some parents isn't so easy. For those that have children with Autism, a day at the beach can be anything but. However, for the sixth straight year, Surfers Healing came to Wrightsville Beach. Founder and former pro surfer Izzy Paskowitz led the charge today as over 200 children hit the waves. Full story...
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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel

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A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel. Full story...
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UNCW welcomes freshmen at convocation

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A sea of nearly 2,000 fresh teal shirts worn by the class of 2015 met at the clock tower on the UNCW campus this morning for convocation. It is the official academic welcome for freshmen. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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Victim says Columbus commissioner stole personal documents

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videoThe alleged victim claims chairman Giles Byrd broke into her house and stole personal documents. And it turns out Byrd has a history of charges ranging from misdemeanor stalking to assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Two Sisters Bookery for sale

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The independent bookstore Two Sisters Bookery, located in downtown Wilmington at The Cotton Exchange, is for sale. Owner Brooks Preik said all fixtures, inventory, shelves, memberships, vendor lists and the bookkeeping software are included in the $45,000 price. Full story...
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NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene

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North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003. Full story...
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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment

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The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes. Full story...
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CFPUA wants to know, when would you like to pay your bill?

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is considering changing its billing options and wants to know what you think. Full story...
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"Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches" formally pitched Wednesday

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The Brandon Agency and Clean Design will present their new tourism logos to the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting Wednesday. The plan is to change the familiar "Cape Fear Coast" to "Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches." Full story...
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Strickland's car stolen and vandalized

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Just a day after Allen "Frog" Strickland posted a $1 million bond on charges of damaging property, the teen's car was stolen. Strickland's 2008 BMW was stolen from his home on Saturday according to Tabor City Police. The vehicle was recovered later in the day out in the county off of Fair Bluff Road. Full story...
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