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Archive - Feb 14, 2012

State proposing night-hunting for coyotes and hogs

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video Squeals and gunshots after the sun goes down may soon be coming to an area near you. The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is proposing to allow night hunting of wild hogs and coyotes. Full story...
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Police follow new lead in search for missing woman

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Mount Pleasant police are asking for the public to help them find a 30-year-old woman whose fiance committed suicide just hours after she was reported missing. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Mentorship program changes young lives "Outside the Walls"

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video There are many at-risk youth in the Port City, and studies show that having a positive role model or mentor can significantly decrease a child's potential to get into negative things. This week, we're showcasing Outside the Walls, a mentorship program out to change the statistics and impact our city's youth for the better. Full story...
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Judge dismisses case against NC protester

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A Wake County judge has dismissed a trespassing charge against a Raleigh woman who was arrested at a local protest convened by the Occupy movement. Full story...
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Drugs not found during autopsy of woman who killed five children and self

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Autopsies show a North Carolina woman who killed five children, wounded a former lover and killed herself in November had no drugs in her system, but investigators found a bag containing cocaine. Full story...
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Police identify crash victims, say none had seat belts on

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video Several families are mourning tonight after a car crash killed three people last night in Wilmington. It happened at 10:22 p.m. in the Forest Hills neighborhood. Investigators say a SUV with four people slammed into a tree. Full story...
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Flea populations on the rise

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According to the North Carolina Pest Management Association, pest management companies across the state are experiencing an increased number of calls related to flea infestations. Full story...
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Meeting on downtown window signs Thursday

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Discussions continue on how businesses in downtown Wilmington can use their windows for signage. Another public meeting is scheduled Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall. Full story...
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Laney's Wilson joins Michael Jordan in record book

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video It's not every night a high school basketball player can put his name in the same sentence as the great Michael Jordan, but that's exactly what happened last night at Michael Jordan Gymnasium at Laney High School when Elijah Wilson tied M.J.'s single-game scoring record. Full story...
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Belville mayor not guilty of sexual battery charge

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Belville Mayor Jack Batson has been cleared of criminal charges stemming from an incident at his home last fall. The 70-year-old was found not guilty of sexual battery. Full story...
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Report suggests closing, curbing state attractions

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The Legislature's fiscal watchdog agency says the state of North Carolina should close an Elizabeth City museum, a Kinston historic site and reduce operating hours at seven other locations to reduce operating expenses at attractions with high costs and low visitor traffic. Full story...
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Shooting in Wilmington sends two to hospital

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Wilmington Police are looking into a shooting late last night that sent two people to the hospital. Full story...
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NC DSS worker pleads guilty to fraud

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A former Alamance County Department of Social Services employee has pleaded guilty to taking more than $4,000 in food stamps and government assistance fraudulently. Full story...
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NC school coach suspended for recorded tirade

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Officials have suspended a softball coach at a Forsyth County school for five days without pay because of a recorded tirade against a student. Full story...
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Hearing involving NC Racial Justice Act continues

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The first evidentiary hearing involving North Carolina's Racial Justice Act appears to be nearing the end in a Cumberland County courtroom. Full story...
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