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Archive - Feb 2012

Lt. Gov. Dalton kicks off governor's bid

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Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton says he's a leader in education innovation who would work to reverse what he calls lasting damage to North Carolina by Republican political forces if he's elected governor. Full story...
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Pantano accuses McIntyre, staff of emailing personal attacks

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"I call on Congressman Mike McIntyre to stop any political messaging that even mentions my wife or my mother. I have shown the McIntyre family that level of respect and I deserve the same." Full story...
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NC elections board at temp location due to water

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A broken water pipe in the North Carolina State Board of Elections offices has caused an evacuation and forced employees to find dry ground to accept paperwork for candidates in this year's elections. Full story...
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Maya Angelou home following brief hospitalization

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Nationally renowned poet Maya Angelou is recovering from a brief illness that forced her to cancel a planned speech in Texas. Full story...
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NC Congressmen unite to call for end to war

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The war in Afghanistan has made for strange political bedfellows in North Carolina's congressional delegation, with a conservative Republican joining two liberal Democrats in calling for the withdrawal of US troops. Full story...
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NC man killed father over graduate school lies

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An East Carolina University dropout says he shot and killed his father to cover up a three-year charade in which he lied about attending graduate school to get money from his family. Full story...
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Wilson sheriff says 2 found dead inside home

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The Wilson County Sheriff's Office is investigating what authorities say appears to be a double murder. Full story...
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Defense lawyers want DNA evidence out in Kathy taft case

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Defense attorneys have asked a judge to throw out DNA evidence in the death of state school board member Kathy Taft. Full story...
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"Don't Go Chasing Lava Falls"

Maybe you've seen it circling around the web in the last week, maybe not -- but there's a certain waterfall out there that's tricking people into thinking it's not a wate

Warren responds to removal from DSS Board

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A day after fellow Brunswick County Commissioners removed him from the county's Social Services Board, Charles Warren is speaking out. The commissioner sent a "letter to the editor" to several media outlets this morning. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 20; first round of basketball state playoffs

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video The first round of the high school basketball state playoffs is over. Several area teams are moving on, but the season ended prematurely for some local squads on Monday. Click full story for scores from the first round of the state playoffs. Full story...
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More break-ins at UNCW; University Police asking for community's help

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Over the weekend, three buildings here at UNCW were broken into. Now, police say they need your help figuring out who's responsible. Full story...
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Warren removed from DSS board; replacement appointed

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video The Brunswick County Commissioner voted four to one Monday to remove Charles Warren from the Department of Social Services board after viewing footage from inside the December DSS meeting. Full story...
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LIVING LARGE AT CAMP TUSCARORA

The words "summer camp" conjure up all kinds of images. For some reason, I can't help but think about Jim Varney in "Ernest Goes to Camp".

Bladen school board approves Joe Salas as the new head football coach for West Bladen

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Once the contract is signed West Bladen will have a new head football coach. The school board in Bladen County approved Joe Salas on Monday night after voting against his nomination last week. Full story...
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