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Archive - Oct 2012

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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Masked teens accused of stealing scooter

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Two teens are out of custody after being accused of stealing of a scooter and running from police. Wilmington Police say an officer saw the boys on a scooter at Wrightsville Country Store on Wrightsville Avenue. Neither boy was wearing a helmet, but both had their faces covered with bandanas. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue hasn't yet emptied campaign coffers

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has not yet emptied her campaign fund as the closing of the campaign season and her administration approaches. Full story...
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POLL: Tighter gender gap, sharper partisanship – but no change in the bottom line

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Nationally, likely voters divide by 49-48 percent between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the latest ABC News/Washington Post daily tracking poll. That's exactly where it's been in seven of the nine ABC/Post tracking poll releases since the start of last week, albeit with movement in some underlying measures – toward Romney in the middle of last week, then easing back since. Full story...
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Search for tall ship captain goes into its 3rd day

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The search for the captain of a tall ship that sank in the Atlantic during Sandy is in its third day. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Brandyn Hill said Wednesday morning that a cutter searched for Robin Walbridge overnight and two C-130 planes would join the search during the day. Full story...
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