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Archive - Dec 3, 2012

Transition on the New Hanover County Commission

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videoIt was transition time for the New Hanover County Commission tonight. Two newcomers were sworn in and there was a change in leadership. Full story...
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Motion says keep justice on NC redistricting case

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Attorneys for North Carolina lawmakers say a Supreme Court judge shouldn't have to sit out a lawsuit challenging political districts favoring Republicans even though his re-election relied heavily on support from some of the same GOP leaders named as defendants. Full story...
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White concedes NC Senate race after 2nd recount

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tate Sen. Stan White has conceded the 1st District election to Republican challenger Bill Cook after a limited hand-to-eye recount showed Cook's lead was unchanged. Full story...
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Brunswick County swears in new commissioners, says goodbye to two

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video 'Tis the season for changes, and there are two new faces on the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners. Frank Williams and Pat Sykes were sworn in tonight. At the same time, one man said goodbye after nearly two decades of service. Full story...
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Wilmington police investigating shooting

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video Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that occurred tonight near the 1200 block of S. 15th St around 8 P.M. Full story...
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Dunes at Fort Caswell disappearing

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videoStrong winds and high tides typically affect the North Carolina coastline, especially during hurricane season. But the effects on the beach near Fort Caswell have been especially rough this year. Full story...
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Marino on Money: Keeping food costs down

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video If you hosted Thanksgiving dinner, you probably are aware of how food prices have gone up since summer droughts damaged many crops. With Christmas approaching, certified financial planner Ross Marino has some tips to help keep your food costs down. Full story...
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NC inmates allege they were abused with hot sauce

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Prison officials in North Carolina are calling for a criminal investigation after six inmates alleged correctional officers forced them to rub habanero hot sauce on their genitals, resulting in painful blisters. Full story...
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Tidal Creek Co-op offers electric car charging stations

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video Electric vehicle drivers can charge their battery while shopping for groceries at Tidal Creek Cooperative Food Market. The specialty grocery store teamed up with Progress Energy Carolinas to install the charging stations across from their bio-fuel station. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Downtown Wilmington Post Office

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videoYou may have been too busy taking care of business to notice, but one building in downtown Wilmington offers art, style and history. You can mail bills and letters anywhere, but where can can you enjoy art with your mail? The downtown Post Office in Wilmington, of course. Full story...
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20 years later, risk and reward of text messaging

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videoBelieve it or not... it is the 20th anniversary of the first text message. Some say the phone memo has changed the way the world communicates. Full story...
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Old commissioners say goodbye as new faces join boards

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It's transition time in local government. The New Hanover County and Brunswick County commissions each welcome two new members tonight. Full story...
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WPD investigates murder during home invasion

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videoA man is dead after an early-morning home invasion in the Port City, but the events surrounding the murder have neighbors questioning what really happened. Neighbors describe Clifton Sykes Jr. as a good man who helped everyone in the neighborhood. His death has many wondering who would commit such a heinous crime. Full story...
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Pastor pleads guilty to sex crimes against child

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video A Wilmington pastor charged last year with sex crimes against a minor pleaded guilty today. Thomas Wiggins Jr. pleaded guilty to six counts of felony sex offense as a substitute parent for crimes that happened in 1998. Full story...
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Feds chip in big bucks for local renourishment, dredging projects

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video It looks like federal money for beach renourishment hasn't dried up yet. Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) announced today millions of dollars for renourishment at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, as well as for dredging the Wilmington Harbor, which will help Bald Head Island. Full story...
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