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Archive - Feb 2012

27 charged after Robeson County dog fighting raid

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North Carolina authorities have charged 27 people with a variety of crimes stemming from what investigators say was a Robeson County dog-fighting ring that drew participants from three other states. Full story...
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Hill, Justice say increased pensions no factor in leaving legislature

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video A few of the Cape Fear's most prominent legislators are not seeking re-election, but they will get bigger pensions than if they'd left office earlier. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Police report sheds some light on UNCW student's death

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video Bryce Scott was found dead at his apartment in the Reserves at Forest Hills Friday morning. Today, we got a copy of the police report that shines a little light on the situation. Full story...
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Film Commission says incentives making big impact on local economy

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video Some big bucks from the film industry spilled into our local economy last year. In fact, productions spent more than $100 million in our area. But how is the money really spent, and is it staying local? Full story...
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Extinct bird lives on at NC Museum of Forestry

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An extinct bird came home to roost at the North Carolina Museum of Forestry this weekend. A print of James Audubon's "Carolina Parrot" is now on display at the museum in Whiteville. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputies continue investigation of cold case

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In a press release sent today, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said it continues to investigate the murder of Michael Whaley. Whaley was murdered outside of his residence at 3637 Lynn Avenue on the evening of February 25, 1998. He had just left his garage, when he was shot 3 times with a shotgun Full story...
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Etheridge hasn't yet filed for governor

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As the number of official candidates for North Carolina governor continues to climb, one high-profile competitor has been relatively quiet as the deadline approaches. Full story...
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Fourth case of rabies this year in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control says the fourth case of rabies this year in the county has been confirmed. Full story...
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Commerce chief Crisco considering lieutenant governor run

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North Carolina Commerce Secretary Keith Crisco is not ready to say yet whether he'll run for lieutenant governor. Full story...
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Critics quiz Durham DA over feud with NC judge

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Durham County's embattled top prosecutor is facing critics who charge she's not fit for the office for feuding with a judge. Full story...
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McIntyre files to run for ninth term in Congress

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Rep. Mike McIntyre has filed to run for re-election in North Carolina's 7th District seat in the US House. Full story...
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Spill forces lane closure on S. College Road for hours

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The truck hauling road paving material began to leak while traveling north on S. College Road. The driver said he thought a cleaning liquid mixed with the tar he was carrying, causing it to expand and spill over the top of the truck. Full story...
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Daytona 500 now set for 7 p.m. start

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NASCAR president Mike Helton says the Daytona 500 will start Monday night at 7 p.m. Heavy rain soaked Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, forcing NASCAR to postpone the event for the first time in its 54-year history. Full story...
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Work on lines could shut off water in parts of downtown Tuesday

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Some homes and businesses in downtown Wilmington could be without water tomorrow. CFPUA crews will repair a water main break near 2nd and Orange during the day. There will also be a line switch on N. 3rd Street overnight. Full story...
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First house listed at more than $3 million sold since 2010

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Intracoastal Realty reached a significant sales milestone this month, with the $3.15 million sale of 14 Southridge Road on Wrightsville Beach, NC. This is the first sale over $3 million in Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties since October 2010 and the first $3 million-plus sale on Wrightsville Beach since September 2009, according to local MLS data. Full story...
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