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Archive - Jan 17, 2012

Gov. Perdue's sales tax increase is not popular

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she is eying an increase in the state sales tax to help pay for education. "I am suggesting today, and I am going to fight for today, for our children's future by doing a fraction of a penny for progress for schools and for children to invest in public schools, universities and colleges," Perdue said Tuesday. Full story...
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Adams may face death penalty, investigators check cold cases

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Andrew Bernard Adams made his first appearance today for last week's murder of 24-year-old Latricia Ann Scott. Adams has a criminal record that goes back decades and includes rape and assault. Full story...
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City Council approves Market Street annexation

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously to pass the annexation of a residential project in the area of Market Street and Marsh Oaks Drive. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighborhoods use Facebook to keep watch

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video Neighborhood Watch is nothing new, but technology is changing the way communities get together. In the past year, several Wilmington neighborhood pages have popped up on Facebook, and the trend continues to grow. Full story...
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IRS offers free options for online tax filing

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video Tax time. It's the time of year you either get a refund or give the government even more money. Either way, if you're looking to save a little cash, did you know you can file your federal taxes for free? Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients

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video Pink dumpsters are not the norm, but one Wilmington company is trying to make that happen. Coastal Ladies Carting is an all-in-one trash company that handles solid and liquid waste and recycling needs. But the pink dumpsters don't stop there. The trash turns into cash for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Full story...
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Warrant to charge Jernigan with lying to cops

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Tabor City Police say an arrest warrant will be issued tomorrow morning for Frankie Jernigan. He is accused of providing false information to police. Full story...
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'Teen Mom' star Evans out of jail after second arrest in one week

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video For the second time in a week "Teen Mom" Jenelle Evans found herself behind bars last night. Her latest charge is violation of a domestic violence protection order. Full story...
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Obama to speak at BofA stadium during DNC

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President Barack Obama will speak at Bank of America stadium during the 2012 Democratic National Convention in September, planning members of the convention said Tuesday. Full story...
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Former Seahawk Knighton heading back to MLS

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Former UNCW soccer standout Brad Knighton is heading back to MLS. The goalkeper has signed a contract with the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Full story...
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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July. Full story...
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US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025

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A draft of a new Alzheimer's strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit. Full story...
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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter

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The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed. Full story...
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Wife of beaten Marine feels compassion for husband's killer

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A Marine's wife says she feels nothing but compassion for the service member who investigators say fatally wounded her husband. Full story...
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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham

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Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement. Full story...
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