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Archive - Oct 2012

This Day in NC History: Angry Wilmingtonians protest Stamp Act with mock funeral

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On October 31, 1765, angry Wilmingtonians held a mock funeral for Liberty the day before the Stamp Act was to go into effect. The Stamp Act placed taxes on most forms of paper in the colonies, including newspapers, letters, pamphlets and wills. Full story...
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Dalton wants NC board to investigate flights

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Walter Dalton's gubernatorial campaign has asked North Carolina election officials to investigate whether Pat McCrory's campaign reported unlawful payments for a flight for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to attend McCrory events in September. Full story...
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Early voting drawing big crowds around the Cape Fear

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video Less than a week before Election Day, many people are taking full advantage of One Stop Voting. Voters say because of early voting, there is no excuse not to make your voice heard. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Orton's Pool Room

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video This Halloween, why not visit a local haunt that people say is haunted. Orton's Pool Room has its own place in national history; one that was almost lost until new owners saved the day. Full story...
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Fair's Pre-School Day draws record crowd

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There was a big but small turnout at the Cape Fear Fair & Expo this morning. A record 1,300 youngsters came out for Pre-School Day to see live music and enjoy their favorite rides. Full story...
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Company creates special Halloween costumes for kids in wheelchairs

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This Halloween Wilmington's 101 Mobility teamed up with a special education class at Codington Elementary to celebrate the holiday. Employees designed special costumes to fit the students' wheelchairs. Full story...
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2nd NC storm victim identified

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Officials have released the name of a North Carolina man killed as winds from superstorm Sandy whipped through the state. Surry County Emergency Services Director John Shelton said 25-year-old Jody Alan Davis of Mount Airy was driving a pickup Monday night about 7 p.m. when he struck a downed oak tree near Dobson. Full story...
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20th case of rabies reported in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Services says the 20th case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Yesterday, Animal Services was called to pick up a fox that was killed by a family dog. Full story...
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