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Archive - Feb 20, 2012

First black joins NC's Sons of American Revolution

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A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence. Full story...
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Southern Baptists to hear proposed name change

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The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer. Full story...
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Second case of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers took custody of a fox, after it attacked a resident in the area of East Seaview Road and Myrtle Grove Road on Friday, February 17. Full story...
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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot and attacked by five men. Full story...
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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it. Full story...
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PPD recognized for expertise in clinical research

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Demonstrating its expertise in clinical research, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that PharmaTimes magazine has named a team of PPD researchers the 2012 Clinical Team of the Year. Full story...
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First reported child flu fatality for 2011-12 season

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North Carolina has reported its first child death from flu for the 2011-2012 flu season. A six-year old died on Feb. 4 of complications from an influenza infection. Full story...
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Thieves hit several buildings at UNCW

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video During early morning hours over the weekend, campus employees discovered signs of forced entry in Kenan Auditorium, Alderman Hall and James Hall. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Sponsored Weather Fronts?

Bet you didn’t know that in Germany companies, or even individuals can pick and sponsor weather fronts.  That was a new on me as well.  But as it turns out, it’s not that infr

Snow in North Carolina -- but not here! Warmth will come back

After a few wet days, welcome back to the drier side of things. It was almost weird watching/hearing/feeling it rain in such a constant way this weekend.