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Archive - Feb 17, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Brunswick County eliminated from Caterpillar search last week; thousands of jobs to Georgia

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video Caterpillar will not call southeastern North Carolina its new home. Brunswick County Economic Development Commission Executive Director Jim Bradshaw says Brunswick County was eliminated from the selection for a proposed manufacturing plant back on February 7, but officials chose to keep that decision quiet until now. Full story...
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Charlotte releases details on spending for Democratic National Convention

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Charlotte police will use federal money to upgrade their command center, lease motorcycles and find lodging for out-of-town officers as the city prepares for the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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Single-engine plane crashes in Fayetteville, two injured

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Two people were injured when a small airplane flipped multiple times at Fayetteville Regional Airport. Full story...
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NCDOT gets approval to toll Interstate 95

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North Carolina has secured the third and final slot in a pilot program allowing states to pursue tolling on existing interstates. The N.C. Department of Transportation applied for the Federal Highway Administration Interstate System Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Pilot Program as a way to fund necessary improvements to Interstate 95 throughout North Carolina. Full story...
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Rally against taxpayer-funded stadium Saturday

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As we first told you last week, a petition is circulating around Wilmington against using tax money to build a ballpark. Organizers say they are not against the stadium in general; just the taxpayers footing the bill. Full story...
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Saffo: City considering several locations for ballpark

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video You might say the City of Wilmington is still in the first inning of the effort to bring baseball to town. City leaders say there's still a lot to be done including where to build. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST ASIAN BUFFET

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We're all looking for a good value, and there may be no better value when dining out than a good Asian buffet. Which one has the most and tastiest options, whatever your taste? Which one gives you the best bang for your buck? Whose steam tables seem to stretch on forever? From fried rice to fortune cookies, which is the BEST CHINESE BUFFET in the Cape Fear? Congratulations to Hibachi Grill at 356 S. College Road in Wilmington. Full story...

Wilmington man pleads guilty to federal child porn charge

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A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. Matthew Bryan Warford entered the plea to transportation of child pornography yesterday at the federal courthouse in New Bern. Full story...
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SUV hit tree at 80 mph

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Wilmington Police say the driver of the SUV that crashed into a tree Monday night was driving 85 mph through the neighborhood. The speed limit is 25 mph. Full story...
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City to spend big for ballpark, hotel legal fees

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Wilmington City Council will vote Tuesday to spend more than $150,000 for fees associated with negotiations for a ballpark and Convention Center hotel. The city also looks to budget $430,000 for legal fees on the two projects next year. Full story...
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Caterpillar to build plant in Georgia, create 4,200 jobs

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal confirmed that Caterpillar plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Georgia, a project company officials say will create more than 4,200 US jobs. Full story...
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Block of Chestnut Street closed through Monday for work

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Road work will keep a Wilmington street closed through the weekend. Crews were scheduled to close Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Street starting at 7 a.m. The closure is expected to last through the end of the day Monday. Full story...
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NC lottery to close books on 12 scratch-off games

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The N.C. Education Lottery is taking a dozen instant scratch-off games out of circulation at the end of the month. Full story...
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Money provided to clean French Broad River in NC

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Transylvania County commissioners have approved money to remove debris clogging the French Broad River. Full story...
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Fayetteville mayor withdrawing proclamation

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Fayetteville Mayor Tony Chavonne says he didn't know much about the group when he issued a proclamation for Moorish American week in the city. Full story...
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