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Archive - Jan 18, 2012

Campaign to reject NC gay marriage vote begins

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Opponents of a North Carolina voter referendum on banning gay marriage say they hope to have one million conversations with people before the May primary about the far-reaching effects of changing the state constitution. Full story...
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Public meeting on downtown window signs Thursday

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You are invited to attend a public meeting to provide input and review the results of the recent online survey regarding windown signs downtown. The meeting will be held Thursday, January 19, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm in City Hall. Full story...
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Wilmington finance company manager accused of insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Gregory Steven Gurney, 49, of 5418 ½ Park Ave., Wilmington. He is charged with six counts each of insurance fraud, obtaining property by false pretense and corporate malfeasance. He is charged with three counts of altering or forging certificates of title or applications, and one count each of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and transferring a stolen motor vehicle. Full story...
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Atkinson running again for NC schools chief

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State schools Superintendent June Atkinson says she's running for another four years as chief administrator of North Carolina's public schools. Full story...
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Record year for films in NC

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Bringing red-carpet stars Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes and Jennifer Lawrence, studios chasing tax incentives increased their spending in North Carolina nearly threefold — from $75 million in 2010 to $220 million in 2011. Full story...
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Duke gets record number of freshman applications

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The hottest ticket in Durham might be a spot in the class of 2016, if the record number of applications for the freshman class at Duke University is any indicator. Full story...
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Goodwill offers free tax assistance in NC

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Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont is offering income tax assistance to those who qualify in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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NC Ag official regrets warning turkey farm

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A North Carolina Agriculture Department official says she regrets tipping off employees at a Hoke County turkey processing plant that sheriff's deputies were investigating the business. Full story...
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Gardner-Webb University student collapses, dies

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A student at Gardner-Webb University has died after she collapsed in class on her 21st birthday. Full story...
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NC county board votes against rail service plan

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Iredell County commissioners have voted against a plan to expand commuter and freight rail service in the Charlotte region, possibly killing the project. Full story...
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