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Archive - Jan 2012

Woman's estate leaves $1M so NC Zoo can buy land

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A Greensboro woman really, really liked the zoo. A woman bequeathed $1 million to the North Carolina Zoo Society after her death so the state-owned zoo near Asheboro could buy land for animals to roam. Full story...
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Aussie mom clueless about Zahra's ashes

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The Australian mother of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her American stepmother in North Carolina says she has no idea what has become of her daughter's ashes since the child's father brought them to Australia. Full story...
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NC man nabbed for stealing property from five states

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Hickory police have arrested a man accused of stealing a quarter-million dollars in property from at least five states. Full story...
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McCrory revs campaign without Perdue as opponent

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Republican Pat McCrory is ready to unfurl his bid for North Carolina governor, even though he doesn't know for sure whom his Democratic opponent will be. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Jolly ducks reporter questions on NC Supreme Court ruling

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video Judge Jerry Jolly took District Attorney Jon David all the way to the state Supreme Court over the DA's new traffic court program, but the judge would not stop for our camera when we tried to ask about the high court ruling against him. Full story...
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Details hush-hush on new effort to bring jobs to Brunswick County

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After a failed bid to bring "Project Soccer" to southeastern North Carolina, Gov. Bev Perdue may be trying to get another company to bring jobs to the area. Full story...
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Wilmington Mayor Saffo gives State of City address

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video Mayor Saffo took the time to reflect on last year, examining the issues and high points, while also looking forward to this year and what the future months will bring. He touched on several aspects from a controversial budget plan to crime rates. Full story...
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Romney, Gingrich get goofy in Sunshine State

Just when it looked like the Republican race for president was going to be a good, clean fight, it got downright dirty.

Meeting on ferry fare hike Tuesday in Southport

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold a meeting tomorrow about the proposed rate increase on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry and other ferry routes up the coast. Full story...
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Judge to rule Wednesday if Brunswick Co. Commission can boot Warren from DSS Board

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video Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren was once again fighting his fellow commissioners this afternoon this time in court. A judge said he will make a decision later this week on whether commissioners can remove warren from the county's DSS Board. It's a move at least one fellow DSS Board member wants. Full story...
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House move to slow traffic at Holden Beach Tuesday

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Traffic at Holden Beach could be tied up tomorrow morning for an unusual reason: an beach house is moving inland. Full story...
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McIntyre can use Congressional campaign money on governor race

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If Rep. Mike McIntyre decides to run for governor, he will not have to start fundraising from scratch. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Hagan not running for governor

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Mark another name of the list off Democrats who may run for governor in North Carolina. Sen. Kay Hagan is not running for the office left open when Gov. Bev Perdue decided last week not to seek re-election. Full story...
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First hearing under NC's Racial Justice Act begins

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A hearing involving a killer who's the first on North Carolina's death row to use a new law to try to prove that race played a role in his sentence has begun in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Cal Cunningham nixes run at NC lieutenant governor

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Former US Senate candidate Cal Cunningham says it's not the right time to run for lieutenant governor in North Carolina despite a shake-up that's left that ballot slot open. Full story...
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