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Archive - Feb 2012

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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Meth lab busts reach record high in NC

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North Carolina law enforcement officials say an easier way to produce the drug methamphetamine has prompted a record number of meth lab busts across the state. Full story...
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Jurors in NC can get psychological counseling

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People who serve on juries are sometimes exposed to graphic or traumatizing evidence, and now North Carolina wants to help them cope with that responsibility. Full story...
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Marine dies after training in California desert

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Officials say a Marine has collapsed and died after a day of training in the California desert in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. Full story...
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Area legislators go face to face with voters

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videoRather than a phone call or an email, voters got he unique opportunity Sunday to bring their concerns in person to area elected officials. The annual Face to Face with Your Legislators event featured representatives from Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover Counties as well as state senators and United States Congressman Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 110 new Americans sworn in on site that led to country's independence

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videoThe liberties and freedoms that come along with being an American are often taken for granted. But there are 110 brand new American citizens who know just how special it is to call the land of the free home. Full story...
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Pairings set for 2012 East Regionals; Wildcats play Thursday & Vikings go on Friday

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The pairings are set. New Hanover beat Raleigh Millbrook earlier this season. The Wildcats now have to play Millbrook on Thursday in the East Regionals in Fayetteville. The West Columbus Vikings have never played Rocky Mount Prep in basketball before. The Vikings will get their first look at RMP on Friday in Fayetteville. Full story...
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