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Archive - Oct 2012

Southport-Fort Fisher returns to full schedule tomorrow

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The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will be back to its normal schedule tomorrown. The NC Department of Transportation cut some runs today on the route while mechanics work to fix mechanical/electrical problems on the Motor Vessel Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Wilmington doctor proud dad held skydiving record 52 years

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video We've heard of "Fearless Felix" and the jump that broke the speed of sound Sunday, but Felix Baumgartner was not the first to make a big jump. Wilmington gastrologist Dr. Joseph Kittinger III was only eight years old when his dad, Air Force Col. Joe Kittenger, jumped 102,800 feet in 1960. Full story...
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Memorial service for UNC's Friday set

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A memorial service has been set for Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill for former University of North Carolina President William Friday. Full story...
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Castle Hayne contractor's bankruptcy delays Onslow Co. bridge

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North Carolina transportation officials say work has been halted on a bridge replacement in Jacksonville. The Transportation Department said Monday that the contractor for the Buddy Phillips Bridge is working with the United States Bankruptcy Court to restructure the company. Full story...
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Pizza Hut backpedals on presidential debate stunt

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Pizza Hut is rethinking its contest daring people to ask "Sausage or Pepperoni?" at the presidential debate Tuesday. Full story...
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Man arrested for Bladen County hold-ups

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A Fayetteville man is in jail charged with three hold-ups in Bladen County. Charles Edward Leach Jr., 22, was arrested Thursday and charged with three counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and three counts of 2nd degree kidnapping. Full story...
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More lane closures this week on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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Things went pretty well during a weekend closure of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, but drivers will have to deal with more delays this week. Full story...
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New state law helps prosecute metal thieves

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As of October 1 the State Legislature has enacted the Metal Theft Prevention Act, which aims to aid in the prosecution of thieves involved in the theft of nonferrous metals and ultimately help diminish or prevent this crime. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Department to offer flu vaccines to early voters Thursday

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The Brunswick County Health Department will offer flu shots at three locations Thursday on the first day of early voting. This is the only day that is scheduled. It's part of a statewide effort called Vote and Vax. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Hurricane Hazel makes landfall

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On October 15, 1954, Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Long Beach. The storm’s arrival in North Carolina occurred on a full moon high tide, maximizing impact of the storm surge on the barrier beaches of Sunset Beach, Ocean Isle, Holden Beach, Long Beach, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach and Topsail Island. Full story...
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