Archive - Jan 2012
Former Seahawk Knighton heading back to MLS
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 1:33pm.

Former UNCW soccer standout Brad Knighton is heading back to MLS. The goalkeper has signed a contract with the expansion Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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Perdue wants higher sales tax for education
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 1:17pm.

Gov. Bev Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will include a temporary sales tax increase to restore education cuts made by the Republican-led General Assembly when they let a similar tax expire last July.

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US wants effective Alzheimer's treatment by 2025
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:40pm.

A draft of a new Alzheimer's strategy suggests starting with a national public awareness campaign so more people know the early warning signs of dementia and includes memory assessment tools in the annual Medicare wellness visit.

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Sheriff discusses letter left by NC shooter
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:36pm.

The Montgomery County sheriff says a man who shot and killed three co-workers and injured a fourth thought Hispanic co-workers were discussing him when they talked in Spanish and laughed.

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Wife of beaten Marine feels compassion for husband's killer
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 12:28pm.

A Marine's wife says she feels nothing but compassion for the service member who investigators say fatally wounded her husband.

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Black farmers file for settlement claims in Durham
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:54am.

Hundreds of black farmers in North Carolina who say they were unfairly denied loans and other assistance for years from the Agriculture Department are taking steps to claim their share of a $1 billion settlement.

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Groups praise court's decision on NC prayer case
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 11:54am.

Backers of a lawsuit over Christian prayers before Forsyth County commission meetings are praising a US Supreme Court decision not to hear an appeal of a judge's order prohibiting the practice.

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Crooke charged with being a crook
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 01/17/2012 - 10:58am.

Sometime late Sunday night, someone broke into the Bargain Shack store at 5601 Oleander and stole a large metal box containing collectible coins. Police arrested Kellie Crooke for breaking and entering.

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