Archive - Feb 2012
NC man mistakes gas for drink, causes fatal fire
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 9:13pm.

A North Carolina man is dead after police say he accidentally drank from a jar of gasoline and then smoked a cigarette.

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NC congressman wants to overturn Hatteras beach driving
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 9:10pm.

A North Carolina congressman has filed a bill to overturn new rules on beach driving along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

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NC House forming task force aimed at unemployment fraud
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 8:37pm.

The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits.

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ONLY ON 3: Brunswick Co. footing bill to cover private ambulance company's service cuts
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 5:30pm.

video Brunswick County is scrambling trying to figure out how to fill the gap left behind when a private ambulance company made big staff cuts this week. Amera-Tech gave the county little notice it was laying off EMTs, which left emergency services in a bind.

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WPD continues to search for missing blind man
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 5:23pm.

Wilmington Police investigators once again are issuing an appeal to the public for information about Melvin Jerome Bennett, age 60. Mr. Bennett, who is legally blind, has been missing for the past two weeks.

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Still no answers as 'booms' rock Cape Fear coast
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:45pm.

video The booms are back. Around 10 a.m. Tuesday, reports came spilling in from around the Cape Fear of loud noises and shaking. For years, the mysterious booms have confused residents who not only want to know what's happening but why.

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UNCW Entrepreneur Center making changes to help community
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:27pm.

video From helping university grads become entrepreneurs to serving business owners in southeastern North Carolina, the UNCW Entrepreneurship Center continues to grow.

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Dow closes above 13,000 for first time since 2008
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 4:20pm.

The Dow Jones industrial average has closed above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008, four months before the financial crisis.

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