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Archive - Jan 2012

Quadrantids Meteors will create brief, beautiful show tonight

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The 2012 Quadrantids, a little-known meteor shower named after an extinct constellation, will present an excellent chance for hardy souls to start the year off with some late-night meteor watching. Full story...
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UNCW, other UNC campuses among best values

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Despite another round of tuition hikes likely on the horizon, the University of North Carolina Wilmington and several other UNC System school have made Kiplinger's list of "Best Values in Public Colleges." Full story...
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Snow falling in western North Carolina

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Snow is falling in western North Carolina as cold weather moves into the region. Full story...
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NC's first modern-day toll road starts collecting

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Tolls are now being collected on the first toll road in modern-day North Carolina history. Full story...
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Progress Energy CEO to speak at NC economic forum

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The chief executive officer of Progress Energy is among those speaking at the Economic Forecast Forum in Research Triangle Park. Full story...
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Changes ahead for Currituck-Knotts Island ferry

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The N.C. Ferry Division hopes to save about $95,000 by changing the ferry schedule between Currituck and Knotts Island. Full story...
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NC groups plan tour of poverty-stricken areas

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Civil rights groups will hold listening tours of poverty-stricken areas in North Carolina's rural counties and inner city neighborhoods. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Snow flurries spotted; Arctic air arrives

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Some snow flurries were spotted across the area overnight. Now the coldest air of the season is really here - and will last through Wednesday. Full story...
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WWAY'S Monday night sports - Jan 2

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video The UNCW men's basketball team is undefeated in 2012. The Seahawks defeated Delaware on Monday afternoon on a rare afternoon matinee at Trask Coliseum. The UNCW women's basketball team also won on Monday. The Seahawks beat NC A&T. Full story...
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Welcome, 2012 presidential race; the predictions begin now

Anyone who follows this blog knows there hasn't been much to follow recently.

Successful New Year's Eve in downtown Wilmington besides cab shortage

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video New Year's Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year in downtown Wilmington. Often with big crowds, come big problems, but this year Wilmington police say there were no major issues except for the shortage of taxi cabs. Full story...
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New Year's baby in Whiteville

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video Imagine giving birth to a baby on Christmas, Easter and New Year's. One Columbus County mother continued a tradition of having holiday children. Full story...
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Undecided SC Republicans: Iowa outcome will not be factor in primary vote

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video The outcome of the Iowa caucuses is supposed to be a big predictor of how the rest of the country will vote. With South Carolina being the first southern state to vote, we crossed the border to see if tomorrow's results will have any affect on how Palmetto State Republicans vote. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother says daughter was "attacked" in schoolyard fight

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video A schoolyard brawl isn't news, until it hits YouTube allowing the whole world to access the girl fight at Laney High School. Brooke Glisson's mom Emily says her daughter is the victim of the fight and she doesn't want her daughter's future destroyed by someone else's recklessness. Full story...
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Sex offender from New Hampshire arrested in Oak Island

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The U.S. Marshals Service says it has arrested a 35-year-old New Hampshire man in North Carolina who was sought on a warrant for violating parole and for failing to register as a sex offender. Full story...
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