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Archive - Sep 2011

Judge's decision on NC bypass expected this week

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A federal judge's ruling is expected soon on a $720 million bypass around the Charlotte area for one of the few North Carolina roads that stretches from the mountains to the sea. Full story...
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Elon to hold services for Jewish high holy days

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Elon University will observe the Jewish High Holy Days with services for the first time. Full story...
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Special Olympics shoots and scores

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video Although the Wilmington Hammerheads season is over there is still soccer going on around Legion Stadium. Athletes with special needs gathered Saturday enjoying team comrodery, friendship and even a little soccer. Full story...
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Hampstead hosts 48th Annual NC Spot Festival

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If there were ever a time to enjoy a southern platter of deep fried fish it would have been this weekend at the North Carolina Spot Festival in Hampstead. Full story...
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Sexual and gender violence protest heels its way through Wilmington

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Hundreds of men, women and children took a stroll through downtown Wilmington in heels Saturday for the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. Full story...
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Public hearings to be held this week on Titan's draft air permit

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video The N.C. Division of Air Quality issued a draft air permit to Titan last month. Now they’re looking to the public to help them decide whether to alter it or deny Titan the permit altogether. Three public hearings will be held this week to discuss the permit, which would regulate how much pollutants Titan will be allowed to emit. Full story...
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Arrest made in May murder outside club

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More than four months after a man was shot to death outside a Wilmington club, police have made an arrest for the crime. Garry Orlando Hines, 18, is charged with the first degree murder of Cornelius Tremayne Blanks, 20, of Burgaw. Full story...
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Seattle Seahawks release Owen Spencer

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Owen Spencer was back on the sidelines watching the North Brunswick Scorpions on Friday night in Leland. The former Scorpion wide receiver was released from the Seattle Seahawks earlier this week. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #6 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number six of the high school football schedule is complete other than a few postponements. Hoggard remains undefeated. New Hanover improves to 4-1. North Brunswick is no longer undefeated. Click full story for all of Friday's scores. Full story...
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Adoption group gets new meeting room through donation

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video It was a night of transformation for Children at Heart Adoption Services. "We moved into this office in April then we were given a huge gift in June when we connected with Paysage and they donated all of this beautiful furniture for our birth mothers support group space," Assistant Director for Children at Heart, Erica Willock, said. Full story...
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Monkey Junction residents successfully fighting annexation

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video The New Hanover County Board of Elections needs 60% of homeowners in Monkey Junction to sign the petition against annexation if the town is going to avoid that action from the city of Wilmington. As of Thursday, the board has received 62%. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PLUMBER

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For this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who you call when you have a problem with your pipes. When Drano just doesn't cut it, who do you run to for all of your plumbing needs? We want to know who is the BEST PLUMBER in the Cape Fear? Here's how the votes are running (4 p.m. Wed.):
John's Plumbing, Southport - 32%
Milam Plumbing, Burgaw - 21%
Wilmington Plumbing - 14%
VOTE NOW!
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Unemployment climbs again in Wilmington area

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After a small drop in July, unemployment is up again in the Wilmington metro area. The region's unemployment rate climbed to 10.5 percent in August. That's up from 10.2 percent in July after a drop from 10.4 percent in June. The Employment Security Commission says 18,744 are unemployed in our area. Full story...
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Strickland gets plea deal, jail time

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video The Tabor City teen accused of repeatedly damaging and trespassing at the home of former state Sen. R.C. Soles will spend some time in prison. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' cast, fans mark milestone

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It was eight years ago tonight that the show debuted on what was then The WB. Since then 174 episodes have aired of the teen drama turned young adult drama (now on The CW) set in the fictional town of Tree Hill, NC. Full story...
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