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Archive - Nov 2012

Convicted US terrorist in NC beheading plot trial

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A North Carolina man spending 45 years in prison for a homegrown terrorist plot read Quranic verses to jurors and scolded the federal judge and prosecutors at his trial on charges he plotted to have government witnesses beheaded. Full story...
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Sea turtles rescued in wake of Hurricane Sandy

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video As Hurricane Sandy washed away the Topsail Island beach head, it swept some young sea turtles back ashore. Full story...
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81 families step up to host Marines at Thanksgiving

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Port City Java has enough families to host Marines for its second annual Make a Marine's Thanksgiving drive. Port City Java CEO Steve Schnitzler says all 165 Marines from Camp Lejeune will have a family to spend the day with. Full story...
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Area kids pick Obama, Dalton

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Last week we told you about local students casting their own votes in the national Kids Voting program. Now the results are in. Full story...
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Campaign against ballpark gives to Sandy relief

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As folks in the northeast continue to be recover from Hurricane Sandy, our community is coming together to help, including support from a political campaign. Full story...
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Sandy helps uncover old shipwreck at Surf City

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Beach erosion from Hurricane Sandy has unearthed a section of the William H. Sumner, a three-masted scooner that ran aground in Surf City in 1919. The ship was sailing from Puerto Rico to New York when it happened. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Governor and UNC Founder William Davie died

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On November 5, 1820, soldier, politician, and founder of the University of North Carolina, William R. Davie died at the age of 64. Full story...
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Melissa Gott registers, votes in New Hanover Co.

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Melissa Gott, whose ascent in New Hanover County politics abruptly collapsed under skepticism about whether she owned a permanent residence there, re-registered to vote in the county last week only days after the Board of Elections purged her from the voting rolls. Full story...
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Autopsy scheduled for homeless found dead, burned

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An autopsy is scheduled for a homeless man investigators found dead and burned at a homeless camp in the woods. Wilmington Police got a call Sunday morning from a man who said his friend was dead from a fire at their camp in the woods near 16th and Kidder Streets. Full story...
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Search continues for missing elderly woman

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Wilmington Police are asking for help searching for a missing elderly woman. Alma Lawson, 83, was last heard from at about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. A family member says Lawson is believed to be experiencing the early signs of dementia. Full story...
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NC election official predicts 69 percent turnout

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North Carolina's chief elections official predicts overall voter turnout for Tuesday's election will fall a tad short of the percentage recorded in 2008. Full story...
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Council to consider ballpark site, Christmas tree lighting, more Wednesday

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With Election Day tomorrow, Wilmington City Council won't meet Tuesday as usual, but at least one item on the agenda for council's Wednesday night meeting will depend on what happens Tuesday at polls. Full story...
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BUCKLEY'S BLOG: Say it ain't so! Nor'easter threat for Sandy areas. What it means for them, and us.

Not again! The cries have erupted wishing and hoping away another Sandy from striking the Northeast. Here's the good news; this is NOT another Sandy.

Catch a Wave to the polls

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There may be a threat of bad weather tomorrow, but at least in Wilmington transportation should not be a reason to keep you from the polls. Wave Transit wants to make sure you get out and vote tomorrow, so all buses on all routes will be free on Election Day. Full story...
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Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

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US Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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