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Archive - 2011

Déjà vu? Another nail-biting winter storm takes aim at Carolinas

A repeat of the Christmas storm? A new storm will cross the country over the coming days, and it looks eerily similar to the system that brought snow two weeks ago.

Drugs, alcohol factor in crash with school bus

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Investigators say drugs and alcohol were a factor in a crash involving a school bus this morning. Full story...
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Lawyers seeking delay on sweepstakes law order

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State lawyers for North Carolina are asking again that a trial court judge's ruling striking down a portion of the new law banning video sweepstakes machines be set aside while issues are considered on appeal. Full story...
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Stepmother's aunt: Zahra died of natural causes

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A relative of Zahra Baker's stepmother says the woman told her the little girl died of natural causes before being dismembered. Full story...
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Judge allows lawsuit against Greensboro police

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A federal judge is allowing two lawsuits by more than three dozen black officers to continue against the Greensboro Police Department. Full story...
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NC furniture retailer kept money, stays in prison

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A former North Carolina furniture store owner is staying in prison after judges decided he chose to live well instead of repaying customers he cheated. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Dirt pile blocking neighbors' trash collection

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video Taking out the trash has turned troublesome for some Southport residents. Waste Industries can no longer drive down their road, and it's all because of one person. Full story...
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Jon David sworn in as DA

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videoThe new district attorney for three counties took office today. For the first time in two decades, Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties have a new DA. Full story...
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Rising rates discouraging for newly unemployed

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videoFor those coming in and out of the Employment Security Commission building in Wilmington, they say those new unemployment numbers are real as they try to keep their heads above water in this struggling economy. Full story...
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Cold Stroke Classic brings standup paddle boarders to Wrightsville Beach

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Standup paddling (SUP) is an emerging global sport of Hawaiian heritage that is gaining in popularity across the U.S. mainland. With its mild climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and inlets, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is an ideal SUP destination. Full story...
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John Boehner elected Speaker; McIntyre votes for Shuler

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The House completed its vote, electing John Boehner the 61st Speaker of the House 241-192. The most interesting aspect of the vote was the defections from Nancy Pelosi, who garnered 173 votes... Full story...
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New Year’s weekend traffic fatalities down from last year; Two in Brunswick Co.

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Six people died on North Carolina roadways during the New Year holiday weekend, according to preliminary statistics from the state Highway Patrol. Full story...
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CFPUA: 23,000 gallons of treated sewage spills Monday

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority responded to and remedied a treated effluent bypass which occurred on January 3rd at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant. Full story...
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WPD: Man robbed while gun held to his head

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The victim reported that as he was getting out of his car in the parking lot, a man came up behind him, placed a handgun to his head and reached into his back pocket to take his wallet. Full story...
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Telemarketer busted by AG's office

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A California company that made repeated calls to North Carolina consumers on the Do Not Call Registry even after being ordered to stop must now pay $40,000 to the state, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. Full story...
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