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Archive - Dec 12, 2012

Positive ID for body of NC woman found in wreck

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Investigators in McDowell County have confirmed the identity of a woman whose body was discovered in a wrecked car. Full story...
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Man pleads to robbing bank, giving money away

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A Winston-Salem man has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank, buying a car with the stolen money and giving the rest away after telling friends he'd won the lottery. Full story...
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Cape Fear coast in Obama administration's offshore energy plans

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video Two areas off the Cape Fear coast are part of the Obama administration's all-of-the-above energy strategy to expand domestic energy development. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Recycling to decorate for the holidays

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video So you have a bunch of old stuff lying around and you still haven't decorated for Christmas. How about solving both problems with one trick? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach workers arrested in uniform allegedly selling drugs

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video An undercover drug bust landed two Wrightsville Beach employees behind bars. The shocking part: they were both in their work uniforms when they allegedly made a drug deal in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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Surprise visitors learn, teach lesson in kindness and giving

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video 'Tis the season for giving. WWAY had a surprise visit today from a New Hanover County pre-kindergarten class, and they came bearing gifts. Full story...
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Wilmington Krispy Kreme to reopen Friday after renovations

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video Donut lovers in Wilmington have not been able to feed their Krispy Kreme cravings because of renovations at the location on South College Road. The store, which has an average of 500 cars a day visit, is freshening up with some new paint, ceiling tiles and a new floor. Full story...
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NC to get $1.3M in national settlement with Pfizer

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North Carolina will collect $1.3 million under a national settlement with Pfizer Inc. over allegations the pharmaceutical company unlawfully promoted two of its drugs. Full story...
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Holland announces plans to step down as ECU AD

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video East Carolina will soon begin a search for a successor to athletic director Terry Holland. The school said Wednesday that Holland, a 2010 inductee to the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame, plans to transition into an emeritus role once his replacement is hired. Full story...
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Perdue appoints appeals court judge to Supreme Court

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North Carolina's governor is replacing the only black female on the state's Supreme Court with one of the two black women serving on the appeals court below. Full story...
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New carpet costs Calabash mayor official powers

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videoA Brunswick County mayor no longer has any official powers. Last night members of the Calabash Town Commission voted to strip the mayor of her duties for what they say is a spending ordinance violation. She says she did nothing wrong. Full story...
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County settles with former Animal Control Director for $120k

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video New Hanover County has reached a settlement with its former Animal Control Director. According to an item in the consent agenda for the County Commission meeting Monday, the county's insurer settled an administrative appeal filed by Jean McNeil, who was fired in January. Full story...
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NC police investigating fire where 3 found dead

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North Carolina officials say a 25-year-old woman and her two children were found dead in a house fire in Fayetteville. Full story...
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NC Democratic Party chairman won't seek 2nd term

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The chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party won't seek another term leading the party after a year of internal turmoil related to a sexual harassment claim at headquarters involving two former employees. Full story...
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NC Senate's majority leader to become budget chair

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Brown will join the trio of top budget writers in the North Carolina Senate for the next two years once the Legislature reconvenes next month. Full story...
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