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Archive - Feb 10, 2012

UPDATE: R.C. Soles upgraded to serious condition after heart surgery

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Former Sen. R.C. Soles is recovering after undergoing heart bypass surgery this morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Hospital officials confirm Soles was upgraded from critical to serious condition tonight. Full story...
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Tables turn for Barfield after McIntyre's announcement

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video Governor Bev Perdue’s announcement last month was a shock to many, sparking an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Now that Congressman Mike McIntyre has decided not to run for the governor's office, his seat is no longer up for grabs, which leaves New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield to change his plans. Full story...
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UNCW students react to latest tuition hike

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videoHigher education has a higher price tag. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to increase tuition for the next school year by more than nine percent. After news of about a nine-percent increase for the upcoming school year, students at UNCW say these tuition hikes are far from fair. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' takes 3-D movies to new dimensions

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videoIt's a milestone day in Hollywood East. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" opened today. It's the first big production shot on the so-called Dream Stage at Screen Gems. The movie features special effects and underwater scenes never before shot in 3-D. Many of them were shot in Wilmington. Full story...
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McIntyre will run again for Congress, not governor

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants to return to Washington instead of taking a new office in Raleigh. Full story...
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2008 Edwards campaign defends 2011 spending

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A lawyer for John Edwards is defending his campaign's 2011 spending, saying the expenses were related to last year's criminal probe of the former presidential candidate and a federal audit. Full story...
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Experts who handled Giffords shooting, Joplin tornadoes share experience

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videoSome jobs require lessons that can only be learned from first-hand experiences. Here in Wilmington this weekend, doctors, nurses and other emergency workers are learning from counterparts who handled last year's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the killer tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Full story...
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Obama: Birth control policy meets everyone's needs

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videoPresident Barack Obama declared Friday he's found a solution that will protect religious liberty but also ensure that women have access to free birth control, as he rushed to defuse an election-year political uproar that threatened to overtake his administration. Full story...
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Sen. Stevens of Cary won't seek re-election

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One of the chief-budget writers in the North Carolina Senate will not seek re-election, saying it's time to move to another chapter in his life. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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The first meeting by a General Assembly committee examining death penalty cases and racial bias in North Carolina again shows sharp differences about whether changes to the Racial Justice Act are needed. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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Utilities back on at Wilmington operations center

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Power, phone and e-mail service has been restored earlier than expected at the City of Wilmington's River Road Operations Center. Yesterday a crane accidentally knocked over a utility line that severed electrical and fiber optic lines to the center. Full story...
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NC House panel meets to review death penalty, race

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A House committee examining whether North Carolina laws should change based on evidence of racial bias in death penalty cases is holding its first meeting. Full story...
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RJ Reynolds' art collection on sale for 3 days

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R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.'s 7,000-piece collection of artwork, pottery, books, antiques and collectibles from its offices all over the world is going on sale. Full story...
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US Forest Service schedules burn on NC mountain

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The U.S. Forest Service plans to begin a 1,200-acre prescribed burn in the Bearpen Mountain area in of the Pisgah Ranger District in the Pisgah National Forest. Full story...
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