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Archive - Jan 2012

Government defends core of health care overhaul

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The Obama administration is defending the health care overhaul in a new filing with the Supreme Court that calls the law an appropriate response to a "crisis in the national health care market." Full story...
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Soldier accused of having C4 in luggage out on bond

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A soldier accused of trying to bring powerful explosives on a flight from Texas to North Carolina has been freed on bond. Full story...
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Trot Nixon headlines autograph fundraiser Saturday

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Trot Nixon will headline a celebrity autograph session on Saturday afternoon in Wilmington. He'll be joined by another former pro baseball player and a current major league pitcher as well. Full story...
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Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign nets 3,627 DWI arrests

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 3,627 motorists for driving while impaired during the Holiday "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which ran Dec. 3–Jan 2. They issued a total of 136,769 traffic and criminal citations statewide. Full story...
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NC 172 reopened aboard Lejeune as smoke from wildfire clears

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Camp Lejeune has reopened a road closed overnight because of smoke from a wildfire. For safety reasons, the provost marshal's office decided overnight to close NC 172 between the Triangle Outpost gate and Sneads Ferry Rd. due to limited visibility. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Berger may have misused confidential record protection

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Long a vocal champion of transparency in government, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger may have violated state law regarding open records. Full story...
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Mike Easley avoids disbarment after felony

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Former North Carolina Gov. Mike Easley will be able to resume practicing law at end of this year under an agreement reached with the State Bar on his punishment related to a campaign finance-related felony in 2010. Full story...
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Fire damages Pender Co. business

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video A fire at a Pender County factory this morning left employees cleaning up the damage. Employees at the Chloride Systems plant in Burgaw got quite a surprise friday morning when they discovered a fire in the production room. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SALAD

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video Now that the new year and new resolutions are here, we wanted to know who you think has the BEST SALAD in the area for when you feel like eating healthy? Whether you like your dressing on the side, a Caesar, made with spinach or made with lettuce, let us know who you think has the BEST SALAD on the menu. Here's how the numbers are tossing (4 pm Tues.):
Ruby Tuesday - 21%
Brasserie du Soleil - 14%
Olive Garden - 12%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

Judge hears bid to delay John Edwards trial

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A federal judge in North Carolina is considering whether former presidential candidate John Edwards goes on trial for alleged campaign finance violations later this month. Full story...
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Unemployment falls to three-year low as economy adds 200K jobs

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A burst of hiring in December pushed the unemployment rate to its lowest level in nearly three years, giving the economy a boost at the end of 2011. Full story...
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Residents near Charlotte airport sue over noise

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Four dozen Charlotte residents are suing Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, claiming noise from a new runway has lowered their home values. Full story...
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NC woman charged with putting children in crates

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A Buncombe County woman has been arrested and accused of placing her children into dog containers. Full story...
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Temperatures shocking sea turtles along coast

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video The ever-changing temperatures continue to take their toll on the sea turtles off the coast of North Carolina. Twelve green sea turtles have died already this winter because of the changing cold temperatures. Full story...
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Berger charged for driving with revoked license

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is in trouble with the law once again. Wilmington Police charged Berger for driving with a revoked license, which is a misdemeanor. Full story...
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