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Archive - Oct 17, 2012

NC high court weighs status of video sweepstakes

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North Carolina's highest court is deciding whether the state can outlaw video sweepstakes parlors as gambling halls, or whether the video screens give the owners constitutional free-speech rights. Full story...
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Robocalls on the rise: Who's responsible?

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They pretend to be concerned about your car. They pretend to know your credit card balance. It could be the No. 1 nuisance in the American home. Full story...
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CFCC needs help identifying skeletal remains

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Students at Cape Fear Community College are inviting the public to help solve a mystery. On Nov. 1, students in CFCC’s anthropology club are holding the “Cape Fear Ghost Chase,” a scavenger hunt focused on finding the identity of fictitious skeletal remains uncovered in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender-Topsail Post & Voice weekly update

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videoEach week we get the latest on Pender County news from Pender-Topsail Post & Voice editor Andy Pettigrew. This week Andy talks about a deadly accident, a candidate forum this week and more events in the area. Full story...
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Wilmington residents return home after natural gas leak

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video Residents in the 1200 block of Castle Street were given the "all clear" to return home after an early-morning evacuation caused by a residential natural gas leak. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Contract to build the Confederate ironclad CSS Neuse signed

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On October 17, 1862, the contract was signed to build the Confederate ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse. The vessel was needed to bolster southern naval defenses and to prevent Union occupation of the state’s sounds and estuaries. Full story...
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With one debate left, Obama, Romney circle back to who's best on economy

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Both campaign teams are calling last night's presidential debate a win for their candidate. President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in a pushy, interruption-filled encounter, making charges and countercharges that the other guy wasn't telling the truth. Full story...
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McCrory keeps to campaign script in NC gov's race

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Democrat Walter Dalton is running out of time to dismantle Republican Pat McCrory's perceived front-runner status on the eve of early voting in the North Carolina governor's race. Full story...
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House of Raeford fined for youth workers

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Federal regulators have fined a North Carolina poultry processor for allowing underage young people to perform dangerous duties. Full story...
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Western NC could be warmest ever this year

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This could be the warmest year on record in the mountains of western North Carolina. Full story...
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