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Archive - Feb 2012

Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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2 boys killed by truck while walking in Charlotte

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Two young boys are dead after being hit by a truck in Charlotte while walking with their father to a nearby daycare center. Full story...
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NC terrorism convict faces new beheading plot case

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A North Carolina man convicted in a homegrown terrorism plot faces new charges for attempting to hire a hit man to behead three witnesses who testified against him. Full story...
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Volunteers help Sheriff's Office in new VIPR program

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New Hanover County citizens are helping make the county a little safer. The Sheriff's Office announced the launch of its new VIPR program this morning. Full story...
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Third rabies case of 2012 reported in New Hanover County

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A third case of rabies has been confirmed by New Hanover County Animal Control Services. On Monday, ACS officers responded to the area of Yellow Daisy Drive and captured a fox that chased nearby residents and attacked their dog. Full story...
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Perdue to move $9M to fund 2,000 more in NC Pre-K

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Gov. Bev Perdue says she's shifting money to enroll another 2,000 at-risk 4-year-olds in a state program that helps them catch up to their peers before entering kindergarten. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to spend money on baseball negotiations

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Wilmington is one step closer to a new ballpark. City Council voted Tuesday night to spend more than $120,000 to begin negotiations and find out exactly what it will take to play ball in Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 21

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video Former New Hanover slugger Jordan Betts hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday for Duke, but Campbell beat the Blue Devils in college baseball. NC State shutout UNCW in college baseball. The Wolfpack scored all ten of their runs in the same inning. On Tuesday two private schools in Wilmington ended their high school basketball season with playoff losses. Full story...
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NC Teachers' Union releases spending estimates

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The country's largest teacher union is out with annual public school spending estimates that say North Carolina's ranking improved slightly since last year. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cop quits, two others demoted after firing appeals

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video Two Wrightsville Beach police officers have been demoted and another has quit. Town Manager Bob SSimpson made the announcement this morning following weeks of investigations into the officers, who the town initially fired. Full story...
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Wilmington couple upset after appeals court rejects dead dog claim

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video A five-year fight about a dog is over, for now. The North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled in the wrongful death of a Jack Russell Terrier. The New Hanover County couple behind the lawsuit received word today that the court rejected their claim. Full story...
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Charlotte woman charged with murder after stabbing fight

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Authorities have charged a Charlotte-area woman with murder following a fight with another woman. Full story...
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Ballpark discussion continues despite likely tax hike, budget issues

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video A drop in property values will most likely mean the City of Wilmington will have to raise property taxes to pay for its next budget. That issue has some residents asking whether the city should even be talking about building a baseball stadium. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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St. Mary's students celebrate Mardi Gras

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Mardi Gras has not only begun in New Orleans. The party was in full swing today at a Wilmington school. Full story...
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