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Archive - Feb 8, 2012

Dunlap to reign, McCreery to rock at Azalea Festival

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video In two months we'll be decked out in our spring finest for the 65th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. This afternoon we found out who will rock and reign at Wilmington's biggest event. Full story...
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PSA flight lands safely in Charlotte after warning light

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A PSA Airlines flight landed safely at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the pilot was alerted by a warning light. Full story...
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Wilmington fire crews battle apartment fire

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Wilmington Fire Department crews battled a structure fire Wednesday night at 806 Orange Street. First arriving crews were faced with heavy fire conditions. Full story...
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Bladen Sheriff's office arrest man in shooting of homeowner during break in

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The Bladen County Sheriff's office has made an arrest in connection with shooting that occurred in January. Curtis Levi Moore has been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods, and (2) counts of Failing to Appear in Court. Full story...
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South Carolina passes anti-union law

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The South Carolina House has approved a bill Republicans say further strengthens the state's already tough anti-union law. Full story...
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Roanoake Rapids man charged with stealing swords

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A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly 50 samurai swords. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo

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video The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Full story...
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Business up at state ports

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More money is sailing in and out of our state. The NC Ports Authority reports business is up over the past year. Full story...
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Wing Fling heads back to the beach

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The 16th annual Wing Fling will be back in Carolina Beach this spring. The event moved to Pleasure Island last year after problems getting a liquor license in Wilmington. Full story...
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Duke, UNC fans get in a few good swings

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video The battle of the blues tips off tonight. If you live in the tar heel state, you have a choice to make: Duke or Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy

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A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Full story...
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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision

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video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Full story...
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Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears

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video School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access. Full story...
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