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Archive - Nov 8, 2012

Appliance parts plant closing to cut 620 NC jobs

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About 620 workers will lose their jobs when a North Carolina factory that makes electrical connectors for household appliances shuts down in 2013. It is one of the state's largest announced layoffs this year. Full story...
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NC investor pleads guilty in mail fraud scheme

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A North Carolina real estate investor has pleaded guilty in federal court in connection with a scheme involving public real estate foreclosure auctions. Full story...
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NC House Republican members seeking leaders' jobs

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North Carolina House Republicans are lining up to run for the chamber's top offices and to lead a GOP caucus that grew significantly on Election Day. Full story...
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Work continues on NC Highway 12 after nor'easter

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Crews from the N.C. Department of Transportation are looking at the impacts of the nor'easter on parts of N.C. Highway 12 that were already damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Player of the Week: Tai Apisa

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videoWe've been honoring high school football standouts since the middle of August. Tonight is our last of the season. WWAY's John Rendleman has our Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Player of the Week. It's Hoggard's Tai Apisa. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for 'Local News Review' co-owner Mike Leggett

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videoMike Leggett, a co-owner and reporter for Leland's "Local News Review" newspaper died last night after a brief illness. Full story...
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Shark washes up on Bald Head Island

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Folks on Bald Head Island got quite a surprise on the beach today: a dead, six-foot long shark. The Village of Bald Head Island posted a photo of the big fish on its Facebook page. Full story...
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One hurt in accident involving trooper

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video A Highway Patrol trooper was involved in a crash with another car this afternoon in New Hanover County. It happened on North College Road near Blue Clay Road. Full story...
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McCrory unveils transition team in Raleigh visit

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videoNorth Carolina Gov.-elect Pat McCrory has filled his transition team with former elected officials and Charlotte allies to help ramp-up his administration before he takes the oath of office in January. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Walmart Black Friday 2012 ad is out

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With 45 pages of deals, divided into three events, starting in successive times, they start the shopping bonanza right after Thanksgiving dinner. Full story...
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Belton takes plea deal for wife's shooting

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Davis Ray Belton, whose murder trial in September ended with a hung jury, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife and received a 57- to 78-month sentence. Full story...
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Park maintenance making waves among Chadbourn leaders

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video Close to a decade ago a Chadbourn Park was built using private money, but it needs public upkeep to stay viable. That has caused some bickering among town leaders. Full story...
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Lynchburg Hillcats expected to stay after Wilmington stadium nixed

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A potential deal to move the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team to Wilmington, N.C. was shot down by voters there Tuesday. Full story...
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8-year-old sells cookies, donates to Hurricane Sandy relief

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An eight-year-old Girl Scout may have earned a merit badge in compassion after raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Rileigh Pedersen of Wilmington raised more $208 selling homemade cookies to her neighbors to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Full story...
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Event aims to help veterans find jobs

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video Veterans gathered at a Resource Expo and Job Fair to learn about employment opportunities after their military service is completed. Members at the Manley Reese VFW Post in Wilmington are working hard to make sure our veterans have jobs when they come home. Full story...
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