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Archive - Jan 2012

ONLY ON 3: 'Teen Mom 2' giving Brunswick County lawyer taste of limelight

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videoFew would argue Brunswick County's Jenelle Evans has made headlines for all the wrong reasons as the star of MTV's "Teen Mom 2." While the 20-year-old can't seem to stay out of trouble, Evans's issues and the show are a boon of sorts for her attorney. Full story...
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Obama leads by wide margins among latinos, but Florida in play for GOP

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Only nine months from Election Day, Latino voters — the nation’s fastest-growing voting bloc — favor President Obama over all the Republican candidates by a wide margin, according to a new poll conducted by Latino Decisions for Univision News and ABC News, a welcome boost for a White House facing a difficult reelection fight. Full story...
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UNC chief recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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The president of the 16-campus University of North Carolina system is recommending tuition and fee increases that would average about $470, or 8.8 percent, for the next school year. Full story...
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Film about Lejeune Marine's struggle gets Oscar nod

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A documentary film about a Camp Lejeune Marine who returns from war in Afghanistan wounded and struggling to rebuild his life is among the nominees for an Academy Award. Full story...
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VIDEO BLOG: Calm now, but could be a stormy Friday

High and dry with pleasant temps for a few days, but a bump in the road looks likely for Friday.

2 NC wrestling coaches fired after athlete hurt

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Two Gaston County high school wrestling coaches have been fired after an athlete was injured in practice. Full story...
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Treasury Secretary to tour NC energy plant

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Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner is planning to tour an energy plant in Charlotte and talk to business leaders as he touts the president's policies to strengthen the economy. Full story...
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NC appeals court weighs value of dead pet's life

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A North Carolina appeals court is considering the value of a dog's life. Full story...
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WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - Jan. 24

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video On Tuesday night first place was on the line in the Mideastern Conference between Hoggard and New Hanover in boys basketball. First place was also on the line between Ashley and Laney in girls basketball. New Hanover easily beat Hoggard. Laney played tenacious defense to beat Ashley. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. Click play video to see Tuesday's sports. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager appeals termination

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil appealed her termination during a Health Board meeting Tuesday night. Full story...
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Study finds Titan project detrimental to health, could cause premature deaths

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video Debate over the proposed Titan Cement Plant in Castle Hayne has been going on for years, and Tuesday night, Cape Fear residents got a chance to listen to possible health impacts to our community. Full story...
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Groups come together to rebrand downtown Wilmington

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Downtown Wilmington has a lot of supporters, but sometimes groups seem to be moving in different directions. Tuesday night a group representing all aspects of downtown life and commerce came together to see how they could make a good thing better by branding. Full story...
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Two wrestling coaches fired after wrestler injured

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Two Gaston County high school wrestling coaches have been fired after an athlete was injured in practice. Full story...
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State unemployment falls one-tenth of a percent

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Since December 2010, private sector jobs have increased by 29,400 (seasonally adjusted). Over-the-year, leisure & hospitality had the largest job gain with 11,800. Total nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey decreased slightly by 4,400 but was up 19,600 over-the-year. Full story...
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CFPUA responds to major sewer spill

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A CFPUA spokesperson says they will hold off on estimating how many gallons of sewage spilled until they can get a more accurate idea. But Jim Gregson, director of the N.C. Division of Water Quality's Wilmington office, told the StarNews that based upon the average flow in the line and the amount of time it was leaking, up to 1.4 million gallons could have escaped into the New Hanover County tidal creek. Full story...
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