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Archive - 2011

Warrant: Zahra died weeks before reported missing

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Zahra Baker's stepmother has told police the disabled 10-year-old girl died more than two weeks before her parents reported her missing. Full story...
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Judge rules Titan permitting can move forward

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Titan America says a Wake County judge has removed an injunction imposed back in May. The decision means the state can move ahead reviewing Titan's air quality permit. Full story...
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Two students arrested for having guns/alcohol on campus

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested two students from West Brunswick High School today for having prohibited property on school campus. Full story...
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Fewer dead, injured pelicans washing ashore

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Possumwood Acres Sanctuary volunteers say in the past week the number of birds found has drastically decreased. The volunteers have found several birds suffering from frost bite, which is a natural occurrence during winter. Full story...
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Police make three arrests after finding 100 pot plants

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Three people are behind bars after police found nearly 100 marijuana plants at a Wilmington home. Full story...
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NC gasoline tax rises with new year to 32.5 cents

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Motorists filling up at North Carolina gas pumps are paying a little more in the new year, and not just because of rising fuel prices nationwide. Full story...
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Perdue wants tax refund delays to stop

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North Carolina residents won't have to wait for months to get their tax refunds this year if Gov. Beverly Perdue gets her way. Full story...
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New year, old problems downtown

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video Downtown Wilmington safety is back in the spotlight, as the start of the new year saw several fights as bars closed their doors. Police say numerous fights broke out around closing time early Saturday morning. Full story...
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Funeral Saturday for teen killed in New Year's crash

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Funeral arrangements have been set for the New Hanover High football player killed in a weekend car crash. Queyshon King, 17, died New Year's morning in a crash on Lanvale Road in Leland. Full story...
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UNCW to host public meeting on offshore energy

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Gov. Bev Perdue’s Scientific Advisory Panel on Offshore Energy will hold three public outreach meetings, Jan. 10, 2011 through Jan 12, 2011, as it seeks to evaluate offshore energy options and recommend to the governor a comprehensive offshore energy strategy. Full story...
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Basnight leaving NC Senate for health reasons

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North Carolina's most powerful state senator for the past 18 years is resigning from the chamber, rather than remaining in the Senate for one more term as he previously announced. Full story...
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NC court bans cell phones after stun gun confusion

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A ban on cell phones is in effect at a North Carolina courthouse after deputies confiscated about two dozen look-alike stun guns. Full story...
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Amtrak train hits semi stuck at NC rail crossing

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Passengers on an Amtrak train are back on track after a collision at a North Carolina railroad crossing sliced apart a stuck tractor-trailer rig. Police say the truck got stuck on the tracks around 2 a.m. Tuesday in Kings Mountain, about 30 miles west of Charlotte. Full story...
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Delay for Zahra Baker's stepmom on lower bail

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There's been a delay in a request by the stepmother of a 10-year-old disabled girl North Carolina police say was killed and dismembered to be freed on bail. Full story...
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Purchase to protect nearly 800 acres in western NC

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A conservation group has bought nearly 800 acres to preserve in western North Carolina. The Conservation Fund says it is paying $5.5 million for the 786 acres south of Brevard near U.S. Highway 276 near the North Carolina-South Carolina border. Full story...
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