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Archive - Oct 2012

Convention Center parking jam leads to review

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The Wilmington Convention Center’s management is proposing parking changes following a recent bottleneck that delayed hundreds trying to exit the parking garage. Full story...
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McIntyre says 75% of area mayors support him

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As the battle for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District seat continues, Rep. Mike McIntyre released a list of local leaders who support his reelection. McIntyre says 75 percent of the mayors in the 7th District have endorsed him in his race against Republican David Rouzer. Full story...
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Final phase of N. 3rd Street renovation starts next week

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Starting next Tuesday, October 16, milling and resurfacing (the final phase of the North 3rd Street project) will cause intermittent delays on 3rd Street from Market Street to the MLK Parkway. This operation will be underway until mid-December. Full story...
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House speaker, 2 senators working in NC for Romney

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Republican congressional heavyweights are coming to North Carolina this week to campaign for Mitt Romney. Romney's campaign said Monday that Arizona Sen. John McCain and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham will attend veteran-themed events Tuesday in Cary and Fayetteville. Graham will hold a similar event Tuesday evening in Wilmington. Full story...
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Romney planning campaign visit Thursday to NC

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Mitt Romney is coming to battleground North Carolina for the first time in almost two months. The Republican presidential nominee's campaign said Monday that Romney will visit Asheville on Thursday. Full story...
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NC settles Medicaid fraud case against drug maker

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North Carolina will reap almost $16 million from a national Medicaid fraud settlement involving one of the nation's largest drug makers. Full story...
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Steroid-related meningitis cases rise to 105

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Health officials say the number of people sickened by a deadly meningitis outbreak has now reached 105 cases. The number of deaths rose by one to eight, with another fatality in Tennessee. Full story...
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Perdue says she's proud of voter ID veto

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue says vetoing a bill that would have required photo identification to vote at the polls is one of her proudest accomplishments as governor. Full story...
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Roy Williams talks about health scare, upcoming season during Wilmington visit

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video Believe it or not, college basketball season starts this weekend with the first practice of the year. That's welcome news for UNC coach Roy Williams. He's spent the last month dealing with a cancer scare. Full story...
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Two arrested after library break-in

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Two men are charged with a break-in at the Pender County Library in Hampstead. Full story...
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Wilmington looks at connector streets to help ease traffic

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video The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold three meetings this month on an ongoing project to develop a network of collector streets to help manage traffic in the city. Full story...
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McIntyre, Rouzer trade charges in Congress debate

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The two candidates for an eastern North Carolina congressional district are accusing each other of misleading the public about legislative records and work history. Full story...
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UNC-CH committee starts search to replace Thorp

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A panel that will narrow down the best candidates to take over management of North Carolina's flagship public university is getting to work. Full story...
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Delivery driver fights back during robbery attempt

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Wilmington Police are investigating another attempted robbery of a delivery drive in the Port City. Full story...
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Two Marines charged with breaking into church

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Two Marines from Cherry Point were arrested for breaking into a Jacksonville church, according to court documents. Full story...
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