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Archive - Jan 19, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

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video During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months and ordered to pay restitution for use of a town vehicle. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Occupy Wilmington holding funeral Friday

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Occupy Wilmington will hold a funeral procession for “Corporate Personhood” tomorrow at noon. Bearing a coffin & dressed in black the silent march will carry the casket to the offices of Sen. Richard Burr and Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Addition of high-end business sign of economy recovery in Wilmington

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video The Wilmington of the future will look a little different than it does today. Two high-end businesses are coming, and it appears another well-known national chain wants to set up shop here. All this despite the state of the economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington business closed in honor of Robert E. Lee's birthday

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Many businesses and schools were closed in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday. Today at least one Wilmington business was closed in remembrance of another American leader. Full story...
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Pentagon: 2 North Carolina units to Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says more than 6,000 soldiers with units at Fort Bragg in North Carolina and Fort Stewart in Georgia are heading to Afghanistan in the spring. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington supporters hit road to support Ron Paul

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video A group of Wilmington residents are taking a unique approach to hitting the campaign trail. Martin Goter and John Gray are leaders of a local group literally going the extra mile supporting Republican candidate Ron Paul in his race for the White House. Full story...
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X marks the spot as ILM runway closed for upgrade

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Driving by, you may have noticed a large "X" on one of the runways at Wilmington International Airport. The runway is closed because the FAA is installing a new navigational aid. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. student suspended after BBs put in soup

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A Brunswick County student has been suspended and could face criminal charges after allegedly messing with cafeteria food. Full story...
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CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

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A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant. Full story...
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Perry drops out of presidential race, endorses Gingrich

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Republican Rick Perry says he's dropping out of the GOP presidential race and endorsing Newt Gingrich. Full story...
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Exclusive: Gingrich lacks moral character to be president, ex-wife says

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Newt Gingrich lacks the moral character to serve as President, his second ex-wife Marianne told ABC News, saying his campaign positions on the sanctity of marriage and the importance of family values do not square with what she saw during their 18 years of marriage. Full story...
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Diligence commander reacts to Italian cruise ship disaster

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The captain of the Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, is being blamed for the disaster after he abandoned ship. The commander of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence says he would not have handled the situation in the same way. Full story...
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Diligence returns home after spending holidays at sea

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is back home. After a 45-day deployment, the Diligence docked back in Wilmington this morning. Full story...
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Sylva funeral home owner charged with fraud

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A man who owns a funeral home in Sylva and his wife have been arrested and charged with obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Chimp gives birth at North Carolina Zoo

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A chimpanzee has given birth to a female at the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, raising the zoo's chimp population to a dozen. Full story...
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