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Archive - Jan 2012

Text4Baby offers helpful tips to moms on the go

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video Move over, Dr. Spock. Moms today now have a new way to get important information about their pregnancy and their babies. Smart Start of New Hanover County has joined a national campaign called Text4Baby. Full story...
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High-speed Internet finally available in Columbus County

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video More than a year ago ATMC received $16 million in federal funds to bring high-speed internet to southern Columbus County. Now the program is 80 percent complete. Full story...
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Wilmington kids celebrate Chinese New Year

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It may be late January, but it's New Year's Day in China. Here in Wilmington, children explored Chinese culture and celebrated the start of the Year of the Dragon at the Children's Museum. Full story...
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McIntyre bids farewell to fellow Blue Dog Giffords

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Like Giffords, Rep. Mike McIntyre is a Blue Dog Democrat. Today he said he will miss his friend and colleague. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Jesse Helms's widow emails support for Rouzer

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I normally do not get involved in political races other than our own, but David is a very special exception. You see, David worked in Washington with Jesse for almost a decade, and once you get to know David you will understand why Jesse and I thought so highly of him. Full story...
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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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