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Archive - Aug 2011

FIRST ON 3: 'Frog' still on the lam

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Tabor City Police say Allen "Frog" Strickland called Chief Donald Dowless Saturday and said he would turn himself in this morning. At last check, the teen has not shown up. Full story...
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Chad Michael Murray comes home to 'One Tree Hill'

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As "One Tree Hill" approaches the end of its run, an original cast member prepares to return to the Wilmington-shot drama. Full story...
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Perdue asks for federal disaster declaration

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue is asking for a federal disaster declaration for seven coastal counties that suffered severe damage during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Hurricane Irene leads to at least 26 deaths

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Hurricane Irene led to the deaths of at least 26 people in eight states, including six in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Wesleyan College announces partnership with Cape Fear Community College

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North Carolina Wesleyan College and Cape Fear Community College have announced a partnership to provide two bachelor’s degree programs on Cape Fear's Wilmington campus. The initial offerings include courses toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration or Elementary Education. Full story...
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HURRICANE IRENE: The scoop on debris removal

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HERE IS THE LATEST INFORMATION ON DEBRIS REMOVAL FROM CITIES, TOWNS AND COUNTIES FROM ACROSS OUR AREA: Full story...
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Wastewater spill in New Hanover County during Irene

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The CFPUA Operations Department responded to a sewer spill which occurred Saturday from a manhole located at the Airport Pump Station #62. The loss of commercial power and failure of an in-place generator caused the spill. Full story...
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Thousands still waiting for power around Cape Fear

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video Progress Energy said Saturday afternoon 280,000 customers in North Carolina had no electricity. As of 11 a.m. Monday, that number was down to 91,300, including 10,100 in Onslow. New Hanover County had 2,200 homes and business still in the dark. That's down from about 7,000 Sunday night. Pender County has 1,500 outages. There are still 940 Progress Energy customers without power in Columbus County and 385 in Brunswick. Full story...
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NC investor accused of fraud holds estate sale

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Neighbors say a North Carolina hedge-fund manager whose assets were frozen after regulators accused him of securities fraud has been selling off bits and pieces of his home's interior. Full story...
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2 women bare breasts at NC anti-topless rally

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A rally to protest a recent topless event in Asheville included two women baring their breasts. Full story...
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