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Archive - 2011

FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren files report, 'threatened' by viral video

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video Even through the holidays the ongoing saga involving a Brunswick County Commissioner continues. This week Commissioner Charles Warren filed a report with the Sheriff's Office. The incident report Warren filed yesterday says the commissioner felt threatened. In the report he says the attack came in the form of a YouTube video in his e-mail. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland police officer caught in town controversy is fired

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video The police officer who was allegedly hit by Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne at a party has been fired. If you've been following our coverage of the situation in Leland, you've heard of Officer John Holman. Full story...
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WWAY, DIRECTV reach agreement

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Good news for anyone who watches WWAY on DIRECTV. Today WWAY's parent company, Morris Network, and DIRECTV agreed on a deal that means DIRECTV customers in southeastern North Carolina will continue to be able to watch WWAY. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Area Sears, Kmart stores avoid closing list for now

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Sears Holdings has announced some of the Sears and Kmart stores it will close as a way to save hundreds of millions of dollars. The list of 79 stores does not include any in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Donors rush to charities ahead of New Year's tax deadline

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video It's a great time of year to give and to receive. Charities are being flooded with donations right now, but those good deeds don't only help those in need. This week is historically one of the biggest weeks for generosity as people donate money and used items to charities to claim the donation on their taxes for the year. Full story...
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Port to line river with surveillance cameras

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Managers of North Carolina's state ports are looking to install surveillance gear along 22 miles of the Cape Fear River leading to Wilmington. Full story...
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Suspect in NC death arrested in Connecticut

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Cumberland County authorities say a man accused of killing his girlfriend and kidnapping their 22-month-old daughter has surrendered to police in Connecticut. Full story...
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New laws mean changes for new drivers and inmates in North Carolina

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video From time spent behind bars to time spent behind the wheel, new laws in 2012 are making sure that every hour counts. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Repair shop, car owners disagree on repairs, cost

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video A common complaint we hear from viewers concerns mechanics and the work they do. One couple contacted us about a repair job they claim they never authorized, but had to pay for anyway. Full story...
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More NC misdemeanor offenders to jail, not prison

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Thousands of misdemeanor offenders will serve their time in local jails instead of a state prison under a change in state law taking effect next week. Full story...
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Moms make statement by breastfeeding in Target

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video Shoppers of a popular department store across the country had an interesting sight this morning. Mothers went to their local target stores, including here in Wilmington, for a nurse-in. Full story...
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Proposed bill would ban cheery SC greeting mandate

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Two South Carolina legislators say state employees shouldn't have to answer the phone with Gov. Nikki Haley's mandated cheery greeting unless it's truly a great day in South Carolina. Full story...
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Memorials mark one year since teen's disappearance

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Friends and family in Maryland and North Carolina are marking one year since the disappearance of a teen who was later found dead. Full story...
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SEC rolls out 2012 schedule based on division play

The Southeastern Conference has unveiled its 2012 football schedule with its two newest members Missouri and Texas A&M opening play Sept. 8, and Alabama will visit LSU in a rematch of the Bowl Championship Series national championship Nov. 3. Full story...

New Hanover Co. Library offers free e-books, lessons on e-readers

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Did Santa bring you a new e-reader for Christmas? If so, you don't necessarily have to spend more money on e-books. Full story...
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