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Archive - Oct 18, 2012

Jury deliberations to continue Friday in Stevie Cox trial

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videoJurors in Stevie Cox's officer impersonation trial went home without reaching a verdict Thursday. Jurors began deliberating in the afternoon after a second day of testimony wrapped up in the case against Chadbourn's town manager. Full story...
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Downtown hotel work resumes after two-week delay

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videoYou may have noticed construction at a halt lately at the site of a new hotel at 2nd and Grace Streets downtown. After two weeks of a stand still, construction started back up on the Courtyard by Marriott this week, according to Graham Construction. Full story...
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PPD honors 'heroes' running Beach2Battleship

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videoPPD launched events in celebration of its 5th annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon this weekend at its headquarters downtown. During the ceremony, race participants who have battled and overcome illnesses because of clinical trials were honored. Full story...
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Rock for the Cure supports Pink Ribbon Project

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videoThe UNCW Communication Society is rocking for a cure Friday night. The event Rock for the Cure benefits the New Hanover Regional Medial Center's Pink Ribbon Project. Full story...
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PPD's Beach2Battleship Triathlon may cause traffic congestion this weekend

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department is working with the event organizers for this weekend’s PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon to ensure that participants will be safe and the traffic tie-ups minimized. Detailed information can be found on the event website at http://beach2battleship.com. Full story...
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Arthritis Walk to honor Ivey Hayes Saturday

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videoIvey Hayes was known for his amazing artwork, and to organizers of the 2012 Wilmington Arthritis Walk, he's also known for his heroic spirit. They'll the artist who died last month during Saturday's walk to raise money and awareness about the disease. Full story...
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Florida couple commit $10M to Duke athletics

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A Florida doctor and his wife have committed the largest gift in Duke University history to the school's athletics department. The school announced Thursday that Dr. Steven and Rebecca Scott have committed $10 million to help support activities and programs in a new 35,000-square-foot building. Full story...
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Deadline for public comments on insurance hike Friday

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videoIf you want to have your say about a proposed hike in homeowners insurance that could cost residents in coastal counties up to 30 percent more, you're running out of time. The deadline for the public to submit comments on the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates is tomorrow. Full story...
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Coast Guard creates rescue swim training in NC

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The Coast Guard has dedicated a $24 million center in Elizabeth City to train rescue swimmers. Full story...
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Perdue moves $20M to expand NC Pre-K to 6,300 more

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Gov. Bev Perdue is moving again into disputed territory with the Republican-led Legislature, shifting $20 million to accommodate up to another 6,300 youngsters by January in the state's pre-kindergarten academic enrichment program. Full story...
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