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Archive - Feb 2012

Suspended NASCAR driver Mayfield faces new charges

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Former NASCAR racing driver Jeremy Mayfield faces new criminal charges. Full story...
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'Otis' vows to appeal guilty verdict in Mayberry

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Otis is in trouble again, but this time it's not with Sheriff Andy Taylor. Full story...
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Brunswick County jail death investigation concludes

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Following an investigation by the SBI, Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David has concluded that no criminal charges are warranted and no further action will be taken on this matter by his office. Full story...
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Vice President Biden to visit N.C. for campaign stump

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting North Carolina this week to join his wife in stumping for the Obama Administration's push for community colleges. Full story...
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Trial underway for 2008 Calabash drive-by murder

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video After more than three years in the court system a fatal drive-by shooting has now gone to trial. Investigators found the body of James Murdock on Pineclair Drive in Calabash May 8, 2008. Full story...
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City leaders question wording in baseball stadium petition

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video Some Wilmington city leaders are crying foul over a petition to stop a publicly funded baseball stadium. They believe the wording is too broad and could jeopardize other events. Full story...
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Names released in fatal car accident, friends react to death

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video The North Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating a car accident involving a Southport police officer that left one person dead. Full story...
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First black joins NC's Sons of American Revolution

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A chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in North Carolina is inducting its first black member, a firefighter who only recently learned his ancestor was freed from slavery after fighting for American independence. Full story...
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Southern Baptists to hear proposed name change

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The nation's largest protestant denomination will remain "Baptist" but it's thinking about whether to stay "Southern" for much longer. Full story...
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Second case of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies for 2012 in New Hanover County. ACS officers took custody of a fox, after it attacked a resident in the area of East Seaview Road and Myrtle Grove Road on Friday, February 17. Full story...
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UPDATED: Man shot near downtown Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting after a man called New Hanover County Dispatch claiming he was shot and attacked by five men. Full story...
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FDA to investigate safety of inhalable caffeine

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The Food and Drug Administration will launch a safety investigation of a new product that allows consumers to inhale caffeine through a lipstick-sized portable device, rather than drinking it. Full story...
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PPD recognized for expertise in clinical research

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Demonstrating its expertise in clinical research, Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that PharmaTimes magazine has named a team of PPD researchers the 2012 Clinical Team of the Year. Full story...
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First reported child flu fatality for 2011-12 season

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North Carolina has reported its first child death from flu for the 2011-2012 flu season. A six-year old died on Feb. 4 of complications from an influenza infection. Full story...
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Thieves hit several buildings at UNCW

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video During early morning hours over the weekend, campus employees discovered signs of forced entry in Kenan Auditorium, Alderman Hall and James Hall. Full story...
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