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Archive - Nov 2012

Navassa leaders say K-9 case should have been handled better

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video During the Navassa town council meeting, leaders addressed the issue of former officer Kevin Smith and his fight to keep his K-9 partner. The town's attorney, Norwood Blanchard, says the town's efforts to fight for custody of the dog was because of the amount of money the town invested, from vet bills to training. Full story...
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Kim Kardashian attends Marine Corps Ball

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video It was tough keeping up with one Kardashian Thursday night. Rumors were flying that Kim Kardashian was in Wilmington and while there was a Marine Ball here, the reality star was not. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Unofficial results show McIntyre wins New Hanover County

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video The unofficial results are in, and according to Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen, Congressman Mike McIntyre has won New Hanover County in the race for the 7th Congressional district. Full story...
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Interim Chief Mike James officially appointed Leland police chief

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video The town of Leland officially has a new top cop. Interim Chief Mike James officially got the job at tonight's Town Council meeting. Full story...
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NC middle school crossing guard struck, killed

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A crossing guard at an Iredell County middle school is dead after he was struck and killed by a car after classes had dismissed for the day. The Charlotte Observer reports that 59-year-old Frank Booth died Wednesday. The N.C. Highway Patrol said Booth was hit just after 3 p.m. in front of Mount Mourne Middle School. Booth was flown to an area hospital, where he died. Full story...
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UNC-Chapel Hill adopts gender-neutral housing

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Trustees of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have endorsed a policy which will allow students to live in dorm suites and apartments with roommates of the opposite gender beginning next school year. The board of trustees unanimously endorsed Thursday "gender-neutral" housing. Supporters of the gender non-specific housing option say the move would help students - specifically gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students - who are being harassed and bullied in traditional on-campus housing. Full story...
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Perdue worries how to help group home residents

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's committed to ensure mentally ill people in group homes aren't put out on North Carolina streets come January but is hard pressed because she lacks authority to move state money around. Perdue told reporters Thursday in Raleigh she believes legislative leaders want to fix the problem but doesn't know yet how it'll be done. Full story...
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Reidsville House member to run for speaker pro tem

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Another Republican says he's running for the No. 2 leadership position in the North Carolina House for the next two years. Bert Jones of Reidsville announced Thursday he would seek the position of speaker pro tempore. Outgoing Majority Leader Paul Stam of Apex and finance committee leader Julia Howard of Mocksville already have entered the race. Full story...
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