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Archive - Jan 27, 2012

Former UNCW Seahawk Mark Byington named interim head basketball coach at Charleston

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Mark Byington has been named the interim head basketball coach at The College of Charleston. Byington is a UNCW graduate. He was also a finalist to replace Benny Moss two years ago at UNC Wilmington. Full story...
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Ex-girlfriend Blaylock, Commission chair, ardent supporter react to Berger's arrest

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Brian Berger's now multiple arrests, consistent tardiness and flip-flopping on issues has not helped his cause. We spoke to a few folks, including ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock to get their reaction to Berger's dramatic day. Full story...
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Berger released from jail after being arrested for failure to appear

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video Brian Berger has been released from jail after being back behind bars Friday. The New Hanover County Commissioner was arrested Friday morning after he failed to appear in court. Berger is no stranger to running behind schedule, but Friday there was a serious price to pay for his tardiness. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Faison will run for governor

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A spokeswoman for Rep. Bill Faison said Friday he will make his announcement at the Greensboro hotel where North Carolina Democrats are holding their annual winter dinner that night. Full story...
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FBI staged 'hit' in NC beheading plot

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An FBI agent testified Friday that investigators faked photographs to make it look like a witness in a North Carolina terror case had been murdered. Full story...
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Ardent Berger supporter Ben McCoy leaves rant on StarNews website

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"But it can't be just me who thinks that all of this is so far out of proportion it's unbelievable. Sending black SUVs to his home to escort him in handcuffs? I've never seen anything like this in my life." Full story...
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Perdue's announcement creates domino effect in NC politics

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video Governor Perdue's announcement Thursday got immediate response from politicians throughout the state. The race to run for her job has begun, which has started an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Gov. Hunt: Perdue's 'done a lot of good work'

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Jim Hunt knows a little something about politics in North Carolina. His 16 years in office are the most of any Tar Heel governor. It's why many politicians in the state, including Gov. Bev Perdue, look at him as a mentor. On the day Perdue announced she would not seek a second term as governor, Gov. Hunt was in Wilmington for a conference, where we caught up with him and asked about his protege's big decision. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Congressman McIntyre open to running for governor

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“The ideals and issues that make our state and nation great do not belong to either political party. I love North Carolina; I love serving its people; and I am always open to considering broader opportunities to serve, including the possibility of Governor.” Full story...
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Obama, McCrory, others react to Gov. Perdue not seeking reelection

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News of Gov. Bev Perdue deciding not to run for reelection is garnering reaction from around the country. Full story...
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N&O: Unqualified Progress Energy workers caused fluke mishap at Brunswick nuclear plant

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Nuclear safety officials have concluded that a fluke mishap last year at Progress Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant near Wilmington was caused by the lack of worker qualification for more than a decade. Full story...
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