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Archive - Feb 6, 2012

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER TG&Y?

I wonder if any of you remember the TG&Y stores?

State Rep. Larry Womble released from hospital, moved to rehab

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A colleague of State Rep. Larry Womble says the nine-term Democratic lawmaker has been released from a Winston-Salem hospital, where he was recovering from injuries received in a head-on collision last December. Full story...
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Brunswick County Commission considers hospital sale, sets date for Warren hearing

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The Brunswick County Commission held its regular meeting Monday night, one item on the agenda was the deal for the old community hospital. Full story...
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Teen charged with murder of disabled man

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Police in Winston-Salem have charged a 19-year-old woman with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man confined to a wheelchair. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's office makes record Meth bust.

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Agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit in cooperation with the Wilmington field office of the USDEA seized more than $400,000 in ICE Crystal Full story...
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New mobile app shows sex offenders living nearby

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video Want to know if a sex offender lives in your neighborhood? There's an app for that. Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Monday the free app developed by the NC Department of Justice is available. It's a tool for parents, as well as tech-savvy kids. Full story...
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Your day at the beach could lead to a night in the bathroom

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video Add another thing to worry about when you head out to the beach. No, it's not the sun. It's the sand. A new study from the EPA suggests that playing in beach sand could lead to some unwanted symptoms, like diarrhea and vomiting. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Sheriff's Deputies bust alleged weed dealer

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A Wilmington man is in jail after investigators say they found drugs in his home. Full story...
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Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication

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Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church. Full story...
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Etheridge makes clear views on NC taxes, amendment

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North Carolina governor candidate Bob Etheridge says he supports a temporary sales tax increase for education and opposes passage of a constitutional amendment that would limit marriage and other relationships. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools announces 2012 Science Fair winners

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The New Hanover County Science Fair was held on Thursday, January 26, 2012 on the campus of Murray Middle School. Nearly two hundred students in grades 3-12 participated. Full story...
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Gas prices could spike 60 cents or more by May

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Prices could spike another 60 cents or more by May. "I think it's going to be a chaotic spring, with huge price increases in some places," says Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service. Kloza expects average prices to peak at $4.05, although he and other industry trackers say prices could be sharply higher in some markets. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to discuss new ballpark, hotel Tuesday night

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An item of interest on the agenda includes a resolution to enter into negotiations with Mandalay Baseball Properties, LLC and the Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. to explore the possibility of a joint public/private partnership for a minor league baseball facilities and operations in Wilmington. Full story...
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One westbound lane of I-40 open at rockslide site

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Tennessee transportation officials say westbound Interstate 40 traffic near the North Carolina state line will remain constricted to one lane for at least another month. Full story...
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NC judges don't dismiss map lawsuits entirely

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A three-judge panel says a pair of lawsuits challenging North Carolina's new boundaries for congressional and legislative seats can move forward. Full story...
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