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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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