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Archive - Jan 2012

VOTE 2012: McCrory says governor campaign message won't change

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory says the departure of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue from the 2012 campaign won't alter his message of changing North Carolina state government. Full story...
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Judge delays case on contempt for Edwards aide

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A North Carolina judge has delayed a hearing on whether a former aide to John Edwards should be held in criminal contempt. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' villain speculation mounts

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Speculation has emerged that Namor may be the villain of the Iron Man 3 movie. Rumors began after filming was scheduled to take place at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, North Carolina. The studios are known for their special-effects water tank, ideal for filming underwater scenes featuring the King of Atlantis. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McCrory in town Thursday

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Republican gubernatorial candidiate Pat McCrory's campaign announced today he will be in Wilmington Thursday. The former Charlotte mayor will make an appearance at Breaktime (127 South College Road) around noon. Full story...
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Drugmakers, others jointly battling tropical ills

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Thirteen major pharmaceutical companies, government groups and health charities will work together in a push to eliminate or control by 2020 10 tropical diseases that affect more than a billion people in poor countries. Full story...
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Adam Baker deported with Zahra's remains

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The father of a 10-year-old disabled girl who was murdered by her stepmother in western North Carolina has been deported to his native Australia. Full story...
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Judge considers voiding NC inmate's death sentence

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A judge is considering whether North Carolina can keep a convicted killer on death row after nearly two decades. Full story...
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Charlotte police order protesters to remove tents

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Police are ordering members of the Occupy Charlotte movement to remove their tents from the lawn of the old city hall. Full story...
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Carolina Panthers change logo for first time

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The Carolina Panthers have a new look. For the first time since joining the league in 1995, the Panthers have changed their logo. Full story...
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We found winter! And a look at the week ahead...

While our "no show" winter continues (yes, there are more 70's in the forecast) some parts of the US are recording readings that may make you do a few double takes.

Wilmington based race team gearin' up for 2012

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A Wilmington based racing team has secured sponsorship from two companies. This will help the SCCA 1000 road racing team compete in the F1000 Championship and SE Div. SCCA National & SCCA Regional events throughout 2012. Full story...
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Congressmen kick off Black History Month

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video Two United States Congressmen were in Wilmington Sunday for a celebration to kick off Black History Month. North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and Texas Rep. Al Green were joined by hundreds of local residents and political figures at Wilmington City Hall for the 16th annual commemoration. Full story...
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Extras celebrate role in locally-shot 'A Smile as Big as the Moon'

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video The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "A Smile as Big as the Moon" debuted on WWAY Sunday night. The family film was shot in Wilmington and many of its extras are from Jacksonville. Family and friends rolled out the red carpet for their special night on Sunday. Full story...
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Funeral director accused of witholding widow's cash

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A former North Carolina funeral director who left a body in a hearse for nine days has been accused of taking a woman's life insurance money after her husband's death. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre says dredging necessary at Carolina Beach inlet

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Congressman Mike McIntyre made a stop in Carolina Beach Friday to discuss dredging of the Carolina Beach inlet. McIntyre was joined by local leaders for a boat tour aboard the Royal Winner. Full story...
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