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Archive - Feb 13, 2012

NC Supreme Court weighs trials for hospital bills

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North Carolina's Supreme Court will decide whether patients who object to hospital bills can get a court to decide whether they're unreasonably expensive. Full story...
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Greenpeace protesting at NC Progress Energy plant

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Some Greenpeace protesters have climbed a smokestack that towers over a power plant near Asheville. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' beats 'Star Wars' at weekend box office

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A new movie shot in part at Wilmington's Screen Gems Studios had a good first weekend at the box office. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" finished third in weekend ticket sales with $27.6 million. Full story...
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STUDY: Switching to water, diet beverages can tip the scales

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Making a simple substitution of water or diet soft drinks for drinks with calories can help people lose 4 to 5 pounds, a new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study shows. Full story...
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Soles upgraded to good condition

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Former state Sen. R.C. Soles is listed in good condition at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington. Soles underwent heart bypass surgery Friday, according to his Tabor City law firm. Full story...
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Brunswick River Bridge night closures next two weeks

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Bridge work could slow traffic at night this week in Brunswick County. The Department of Transportation will close lanes on US 17/74/76 the bridge over the Brunswick River in Leland. Full story...
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NC Racial Justice Act hearing continues

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The first evidentiary hearing involving the state's Racial Justice Act is scheduled to continue this week in a Cumberland County courtroom, where prosecutors plan to call four more current or former judges to testify. Full story...
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Durham DA may lose job over feud with judge

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Durham County's district attorney is in a fight for her job at a hearing deciding whether she should be removed from office after accusing a senior judge of corruption. Full story...
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NC governor candidate Faison suffers messy divorce

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One of the first Democrats to announce his bid for North Carolina governor is involved in a protracted and messy divorce filled with nasty accusations. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard update; still hittin' the 3 in Italy

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Former UNCW basketball standout Brett Blizzard returned to Italy several months ago to play pro basketball after spending the previous year in Wilmington. Last year's WWAY Full Court Press co-host just led his Italian team to their second consecutive victory on Sunday. Full story...
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