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Archive - Oct 1, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Couple finds Raleigh woman's ashes during walk on beach

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video It started out as an average Sunday night for a local couple taking a romantic walk on the beach. That's until the two saw a mysterious object washed ashore. What appeared at first to be a book turned out to be a dead woman's ashes. Full story...
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DOT admits communication failure; more bridge closures to come

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video The outrage continues after a failure to notify the public about closing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this weekend led to a Cape Fear "Carmageddon." Today the Department of Transportation admitted to a major breakdown of communication. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at how to handle sweepstakes appeals, annexation requests

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Wilmington City Council is looking at how to handle appeals from internet sweepstakes cafes and voluntary annexation requests. Full story...
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N. 3rd Street paving may cost $1M more

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Wilmington leaders say it will cost even more to pave North 3rd Street. After assessing the road and determining the need for higher quality pavement, the project will cost about $1 million more Full story...
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Old logs in river a sunken treasure for one company

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video There's much more to the Cape Fear River than meets the eye. Beneath the surface, there's hundreds of years of history that one local company is turning into a flourishing business. Underneath the murky Cape Fear River water, there's a hidden treasure. Full story...
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Stanley Rehder, "The Flytrap Man," dies at 90

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Well into his 80s, Stanley Rehder cruised around Wilmington in a Jeep with the personalized license plate "FLYTRAP." For many in the Cape Fear area, Rehder was "The Flytrap Man," a jovial spokesman and advocate for the region's carnivorous plants. Full story...
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'Family Guy' creator MacFarlane to host Oscars

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"Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane will host the 2013 Oscars ceremony in Los Angeles. This is his first time hosting the Academy Awards. Full story...
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Honda recalls 573,000 Accords to fix faulty hoses

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Honda is recalling 573,000 Accord midsize cars in the U.S. to fix a defective power steering hose that can leak fluid and catch fire. The recall affects Accords from the 2003 through 2007 model years that are equipped with V-6 engines. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher starts off-season schedule Monday

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Now that fall has arrived, the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry moves to its abbreviated fall/winter schedule Monday. Full story...
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