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Archive - Jan 2012

Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars 11 nominations

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Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Full story...
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Charlotte City Council OKs broader police powers for DNC

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Charlotte will have new laws that give police more power to stop and search people when the Democratic National Convention comes to town later this year. Full story...
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Grandmother sent to prison after pit bulls maul grandson

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A North Carolina woman will have to spend at least two years in prison after her grandson was mauled by family pit bulls and left in critical condition. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. to introduce new county manager Thursday

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Pender County will introduce its new manager later this week. The County Commission will appoint Dr. Michael N. "Mickey" Duvall of Franklin as the new county manager Thursday morning. Duvall currently serves as the county manager in Graham County. Full story...
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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year

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A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin's largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice. Full story...
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Alamance County jail inmate hurt in fight

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An Alamance County jail inmate is hospitalized after a fight with another inmate. Full story...
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6 charged in Charlotte mortgage scheme

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Federal prosecutors have accused six Charlotte area residents of mortgage fraud. Full story...
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NC law targets assisted living center infections

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A new North Carolina law aims to prevent infectious diseases like one that killed six residents at a Wayne County assisted living center in 2009. Full story...
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Metals found in water at coal plants

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North Carolina regulators have found higher than normal levels of metals in groundwater near all 14 of the state's coal-fired power plants run by Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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Patriots down Seahawks

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The George Mason Patriots defeated the UNCW Seahawks on Monday night. It was the fourth win in a row for George Mason. Buzz Peterson's UNCW team returns home on Wednesday for a CAA game against Old Dominion at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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Flight out of Wilmington diverted to Myrtle Beach

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Wilmington International Airport officials confirm a flight out of ILM en route to Atlanta was diverted to Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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Berger votes against transferring donated money to help people who can't afford CFPUA bills

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video A vote to transfer thousands of dollars in private donations to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority to help county residents without water seemed to be a no-brainer to the majority of county commissioners. Two we spoke with say they just don't understand why Berger would vote against it. Full story...
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WHA v. Sparks gets underway

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video Jury selection will begin tomorrow in the trial between the Wilmington Housing Authority and former City Councilman Ronald Sparks. The Housing Authority is suing Sparks and his company for negligence and breach of contract following some work he did for them as an engineer. Full story...
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Families' gift helps UNCW in fight against cancer

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A new $1 million distinguished professorship will help UNCW fight cancer. The Lucy Ann Boddie-Brewer Distinguished Professorship will allow the School of Nursing develop new programs focused on the deadly disease. Full story...
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Wilmington starts 24/7 collections at downtown parking decks

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If you want to park in one of the City of Wilmington's downtown decks, you have to pay 24 hours a day. Full story...
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