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Archive - Jan 2012

Whiteville store has two big dollar lottery tickets in six months

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For the second time in six months, the same store in the small town of Whiteville has sold a big-winning lottery ticket. Hill’s Food Store on JK Boulevard sold the ticket that matched four white balls and the Mega Ball in Friday’s drawing. Because it was a $2 Megaplier ticket and the Megaplier was two, it is worth $20,000. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McIntyre Campaign has more than $1 million heading into primary

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The Mike McIntyre For Congress Campaign Committee announced today that the campaign raised $852,000 in 2011 and begins the 2012 election year with $687,000 cash on hand. Full story...
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BofA debit fee plan led to 20% jump in closed accounts

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The days of the easy fee grab may be coming to an end. Bank of America's failed plan to impose a $5 monthly debit card fee led to a 20 percent increase in closed accounts in the last three months of 2011 and a public relations headache, which other companies may be keen to avoid. Full story...
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Shell retiring as New Hanover Co. Manager

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Bruce Shell is retiring from his job as New Hanover County Manager. Shell made the announcement Monday afternoon during a New Hanover County Commission meeting. His last day will be June 30. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban supporters launch effort

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Supporters of a constitutional question on May's ballot in North Carolina say the amendment is needed to protect traditional marriage from those who want to expand what is legal in the state. Full story...
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County adopts plan to replenish Carolina Beach sand

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New Hanover County Commissioners put a new plan into place to make sure the sand on Carolina Beach will be replenished after a project cooperation agreement with the government runs out. Full story...
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Remembering Joe: Penn State loses its legend

I didn't grow up a Penn State fan. I didn't grow up idolizing Joe Paterno. Sure, I knew who he was -- saw him on ESPN, knew he'd won a whole bunch of football games -- but I didn't really know much about the man some called "a living legend." That all changed when I rolled into State College for my freshmen year at Penn State in 2005.

Charlotte votes on rules making DNC protests harder

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Charlotte leaders are looking at rules to restrict political demonstrations ahead of this year's Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Rembrandt exhibit draws 150,000 to NC art museum

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The North Carolina Museum of Art says its three-month exhibit of Rembrandt paintings collected by Americans pulled a big crowd. Full story...
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NC city council may halt police search practice

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The Fayetteville City Council could vote to put a temporary freeze on a type of police search that has drawn criticism as disproportionately focusing on black residents. Full story...
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Volunteers clean up NC battlefield after Irene

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Volunteers are working to make sure that last year's big storm won't spoil the events planned to mark the 150th anniversary of a North Carolina Civil War battle. Full story...
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Shelby police search for suspect in shooting death

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Police in Shelby are looking for a suspect in the weekend shooting death of another man. Full story...
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2 arrested as Occupy Raleigh marks 100th day

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Two protesters are due in court as the Occupy Raleigh movement marks the 100th day since it began in October. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former Penn St. football player remembers JoePa

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video Seventy-four days after being fired by Penn State legendary college football coach Joe Paterno died at the age of 85. One Wilmington man played for Paterno during the 1960s and had an emotional reaction to today's news. Full story...
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UNCW women beat ODU for first time; UNCW men also win this weekend

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The Old Dominion women's basketball team had beaten UNCW 42 times in a row until Sunday afternoon. Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team beat ODU on the road on Sunday. Buzz Peterson's UNCW men's basketball team also picked up a road win this weekend. Full story...
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