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Archive - Sep 21, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Leland's top cop recommended for termination

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video We've been telling you since last week about all the issues with the Leland Police Department and specifically Police Chief Tim Jayne. We've now learned there was a recommendation that Jayne be fired earlier this year. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Grandfather charged in case of baby mauled by dogs

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The grandfather of a nine-day-old girl mauled to death by dogs has been charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Commissioners still have beef with Berger

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video It seems the controversy surrounding New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger will never end. The board tried to have a productive town hall meeting Wednesday night, but it wasn't long before issues involving Berger took over the conversation. Full story...
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Mid season report on Mideastern Conference

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video Two years ago Laney didn't win a varsity football game. This year the Buccaneers sport the best record in the Mideastern 4-A conference at 5-0. Hoggard is 4-0 this season after a down year in 2010. New Hanover and Ashley may end up with better record than last year as well. Full story...
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BB gun fired at Charlotte school bus, one injured

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Police in Charlotte say someone fired a BB gun at a school bus, injuring one passenger as it carried students home from an elementary school. Full story...
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Fire at Buckhead Fire and Rescue in Columbus County

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Firefighters at the Buckhead Fire and Rescue in Bolton battled a fire that broke out at the firehouse. Fire officials say that fire sparked in one of their primary engines and then spread to the building where it was being housed. They say the truck is a total loss and the storage bay suffered significant damage. There are no reported injuries. The cause is under investigation. Full story...
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NC treasurer hits fairs to return unclaimed cash

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Nearly $400 million lost in the electronic equivalent of the sofa cushions is waiting for its rightful owners in North Carolina to claim it. Full story...
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Experts cautious despite big jump in area home sales

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video Home sale numbers in the Cape Fear are up more than ten percent in the last year. And while that may be good news, some realty experts say it's too early to celebrate. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS UPDATE: Camp director's claims not true

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video It's a program meant to keep kids off Wilmington's streets, but problems for the Student Athletic Basketball Academy keep piling up. We first told you about the program last month, when employees claimed they weren't being paid. The director had excuses, but it turns out, he may have lied. Full story...
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Deputies try to serve Curtis Wright order on overdue debt

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Months after a judge ordered him to pay an overdue debt, a Wilmington radio host still owes more than $1,500. A writ of execution is out for Curtis Wright, the host of a conservative morning talk show on WAAV-AM. Full story...
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NC says wine industry grew 58 percent in 4 years

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A study finds North Carolina's once-fledgling wine industry, grape growers and related businesses are directly responsible for employing about 3,800 and those workers generate another 3,700 jobs. Full story...
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Leaf peepin' season underway in the NC mountains

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As summer winds down and the cool air starts coming in, there are few places as beautiful as the North Carolina mountains. As the leaves turn from green to brown and many other colors along the way, it's a vacation spot for many during the fall season. Full story...
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NC trial focuses on plot to kill service personnel

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Federal prosecutors have begun introducing their case against three North Carolina men accused of plotting terrorist attacks. Full story...
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Businesses come together to share ideas making it easier to go green

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video In the rapidly changing green business world, sometimes it's hard to keep up on the latest trends. Local green professionals gathered at the Emerging Green Businesses Conference in Wrightsville Beach today to share their ideas and successes. Full story...
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Watchdog group slams John Edwards indictment

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A government watchdog group wants to support John Edwards in a campaign finance case against the former presidential candidate. Full story...
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