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Archive - 2011

WPD: 2010 Wilmington Crime Statistics - Executive Summary

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The following is a summary of crime stats for last year... Full story...
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26th MEU from Lejeune heading to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom

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More than 1,000 MEU Marines and sailors are expected to move into Helmand province by the end of January to provide greater security and support the infrastructure development needed in the region. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: Disputed autism study sparks debate about vaccines

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videoMore than a decade after a British doctor linked vaccinations to autism in children, his study is being called a fraud. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: NC teen dies from flu; first in the state

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A 15-year old died on January 5 of complications from an influenza infection. The child had not received flu vaccine this season. Full story...
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Economist predicts improved 2011 for area

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It's hard to know exactly what the future holds when it comes to the local economy, but now we have an idea. Full story...
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WPD: Drop in downtown crime in 2010

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The Wilmington Police Department's 2010 crime stats also looked specifically at Downtown Wilmington. The police department says violent and property crimes were down 19 percent downtown during 2010, compared to the year before. Full story...
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How much do you know about your bottled water?

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video Environmental Working Group analyzed the labels of 173 unique bottled water products and company websites to determine if companies disclose information on where water comes from, how or if their water is treated, and whether the results of purity testing are revealed. Full story...
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WPD: Violent crime in Wilmington lowest in 10 years

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department released its annual report on violent crime and says 2010 marks one of the least-violent years in a decade. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Close call for weak pelican on busy highway

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videoFinally a bird story with a happy ending, but it didn't start out that way. An island is a good spot for a pelican, unless it is the center island on MLK Parkway in Wilmington. Full story...
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Rabon takes oath, makes history

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History today in North Carolina's 8th Senate district. Sen. Bill Rabon was sworn into office at the Brunswick County Court House. Full story...
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Wilmington KOA wins awards during annual convention

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The Wilmington KOA Campground has been awarded the 2010 KOA President’s and Founders Awards by Kampgrounds of America, the world’s largest system of family-friendly campgrounds. Full story...
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Oktoberfest donates money to Cape Fear Literacy Council

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Fat Tony's Italian Pub recently donated $5,000 to the Cape Fear Literacy Council as a result of money raised by hosting the Wilmington Oktoberfest. The money raised will go directly toward programs at the Council that work with adults who need assistance in learning to read. Full story...
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Best buzzer beater of the new year goes to UNCW as the Seahawks nip Georgia State

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video Seahawk basketball fans were getting ready for another five minutes of play. Overtime seemed like a certainty, but the Seahawk faithful were pleasantly surprised when a desperation three pointer sailed through the net to give UNCW a 59-56 victory over Georgia State at Trask Coliseum Wednesday night. Full story...
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New Hanover Health Dept. looks to promote healthier lifestyles by raising taxes

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video It's 2011 and like everyone else the New Hanover County Health Department is looking for healthier lifestyles. The department is asking county commissioners to support a tobacco tax that could once again raise the price of cigarettes. Full story...
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Elizabeth Edwards leaves husband John out of will

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The will Elizabeth Edwards signed days before her death last month makes no mention of her estranged husband and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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