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Archive - Feb 7, 2012

Friends School of Wilmington announces new Head of School

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The Friends School of Wilmington recently announced the hiring of Brenda Esch Boggess to serve as the new Head of School effective July 1, 2012. Full story...
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'Best value' colleges: Some have high price tags

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The latest list of America's "best value" colleges includes several with the highest sticker prices in the nation, according to a new ranking released Monday. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: CDC - Bread beats out chips as biggest salt source

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Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium as salty junk food like potato chips. Full story...
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New Greenpeace 'Rainbow Warrior' flagship coming to Southport

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On February 11th the new Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior flagship will arrive in Southport. The custom built vessel has recently arrived from Europe and is one of the most advanced sailing ships in the world. Full story...
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Suspect wanted on nine larceny warrants in Onslow County

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Investigators in Onslow County want help finding a man wanted on nine warrants for larceny. Full story...
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NC Democratic Rep. Weiss won't seek re-election

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Another North Carolina state House member who was a leader during the chamber's Democratic control won't run for re-election. Full story...
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NC firm recalling chicken salad due to possible listeria contamination

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Bost Distributing Company doing business as Harold Food Company, a Bear Creek, N.C. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,200 pounds of chicken salad products. The products contain eggs that are the subject of a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall due to concerns about contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Full story...
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NC appeals court: Weapons center is not a school

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A North Carolina court is rejecting claims that shooting ranges and a training center created by former Delta Force members to train police and troops as next-generation warriors qualifies as a school. Full story...
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Komen official quits Planned Parenthood dispute

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An executive with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast-cancer charity has resigned after a dispute over funding for Planned Parenthood. The resignation came in a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Full story...
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NC officials to announce arts-economy program

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The secretary of the state Department of Cultural Resources is making an announcement about a new arts-driven economic development program at the American Tobacco Campus in Durham. Full story...
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NC DOT hears from public on I-95 expansion, tolls

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North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear from the public about the benefits of widening and improving Interstate 95, and the possible cost from charging tolls to travel the highway. Full story...
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Raleigh officer wounded in apartment standoff

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A Raleigh police officer has been wounded in a standoff with a man barricaded in an apartment. Full story...
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NC sheriff with bipolar disorder to retire

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A western North Carolina sheriff who says he suffers from bipolar disorder has been granted permission for medical retirement. Full story...
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NC man says he cheated elderly woman of $150K

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An Alamance County man will spend at least four years in prison for cheating an elderly woman out of roughly $150,000, mostly in the form of personal loans that he never repaid. Full story...
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Bladen deputies looking for two men in store robbery

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Deputies are looking for two men who robbed the Grocery & Grill on Highway 41 in Bladenboro late last night. Full story...
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