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Archive - Sep 2011

Public speaks out again regarding Titan

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video It's an issue that has stirred up strong opinions in the Cape Fear, bringing Titan Cement to the area. The state issued a draft air permit for the proposed Titan Cement plant last month. Now they are looking to the public to help them decide whether to alter it, or deny Titan the permit all together. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed. Full story...
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Alfy Hill gets offer to play for USC Gamecocks

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video The South Carolina Gamecocks made a formal offer to former West Brunswick Trojan Alfy Hill earlier this week. The former Trojan defensive lineman and linebacker won't be eligible to play division one football until 2013 though after stops at Alabama, East Carolina, Itawamba CC and Los Angeles Valley CC where Hill currently plays. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue suggests ignoring constitution and letting Congress skip elections; Updated with audio

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. Full story...
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Workers at 2 RJR plants in NC to hold union vote

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Production and maintenance workers at two R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. plants in North Carolina will vote next month on union representation. Full story...
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Hendersonville woman dies when wheelchair is hit

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A Hendersonville woman has died after her motorized wheelchair was hit by a pickup truck. Full story...
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NC woman died of infection caused by neglect

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Prosecutors have charged an Elizabeth City woman after they say her 90-year-old mother died from a massive infection caused by neglect. Full story...
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Man charged in NC woman's death to testify

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Defense attorneys say the man charged with killing a woman in Edgecombe County will testify about an encounter he had with the woman. Full story...
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Thalian Hall hosts Taste of the Town.

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A fundraiser called Taste of the Town combined Wilmington's favorite arts venue with lots of opportunities to eat downtown on Tuesday night. Full story...
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Mother of Twins Club offers deal on baby stuff

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Are you in the market for some baby items? There will be plenty to choose from this weekend during the Cape Fear Mother of Twins Club Fall Thrift Sale and Fundraiser. Full story...
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Wilmington businesses offer e-waste recycling

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If you have some dusty old monitors taking up space in your home, Your Computer Friends and PODS will take them off your hands for a small fee. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland councilman's domestic violence charge dropped

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Leland Police charged Herbert Barnes with assault on a female after an incident at his home in March. This morning the case was dismissed. Full story...
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Downtown business just finding out about 2008 sign ordinance change

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video Signs, signs, everywhere signs. But in downtown Wilmington, some business could be in violation of a city ordinance, and that could mean big bucks in an already tight economy. Full story...
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Lockdown lifted at schools as search for car chase suspect continues

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Pine Valley Elementary School and Holly Tree Elementary School were under lockdown this afternoon as law enforcement officers searched for a suspect involved in a car chase earlier this afternoon. The lockdowns were lifted in time for normal dismissal for students. Full story...
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Assistant DA trades in court for military duty

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video It is his last week in the District Attorney's Office. Soon Assistant DA Fred Gore will trade his suit and tie for fatigues. Gore is a captain in the National Guard. Next month he heads to training, and by the end of the year gore will ship out to Kuwait for 10 to 12 months. Full story...
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