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Archive - Feb 2012

102-year-old man shoots wife, kills self

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Police in Greensboro say a 102-year-old man shot and wounded his 84-year-old wife before killing himself. Full story...
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Randleman man hits multiple lottery jackpots in NC

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The North Carolina Education Lottery hands out more than $2 million in prizes per day, and a Randleman man has won a healthy share of it Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol applicant collapses, dies

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A spokesman for the North Carolina Highway Patrol says an applicant has collapsed and died after completing a 1.5-mile run. Full story...
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Suspect arrested in Wilson double murder

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Investigators in Wilson County say they have arrested a suspect in a double murder. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA's school talks leading to crime tips

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video Middle and high school students are learning lessons from a different type of teacher. District Attorney Ben David is speaking to students around New Hanover and Pender Counties encouraging them to make good decisions. Sometimes the DA takes away just as much as his audience. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Citizens accuse demoted Wrightsville Beach cop of misconduct

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video A day after details were released in the investigation of three Wrightsville Beach Police officers, citizens are coming forward with their own allegations of police misconduct. Full story...
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WPD asks for help identifying men connected to several cases

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The Wilmington Police Department is seeking assistance in identifying the two men in the attached photos. Investigators believe they may have valuable information related to several pending cases. Full story...
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ESPN honors Laney's Elijah Wilson

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Laney senior Elijah Wilson scored 42 points against New Bern High School in a four overtime game on February 13. That scoring output tied Michael Jordan's single game scoring record at Laney. ESPN has now recognized Wilson with their SE regional player of the week award. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing Pender Co. girl found

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in locating a missing 17-year-old girl. They say she was last seen yesterday in a park in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Ash Wednesday marks start of Lent

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With Fat Tuesday over, that means the beginning of Lent for Christians around the world. And it all starts today with Ash Wednesday. Full story...
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Dalton says NC needs to boost business incentives

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Today was the first full day of Walter Dalton's campaign for governor. He spent part of it here in the Cape Fear. The current lieutenant governor visited Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington a day after filing to run. Full story...
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Renovations done on Battleship masts

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Work is done fixing up part of the Battleship North Carolina. As part of its continuous preservation, the Battleship got repairs on its forward and main masts. Full story...
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Memorial Bridge lane closures planned for tonight, March

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Bridge work will mean lane closures on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Wednesday night. There will be intermittent closures several days next month, as well. Full story...
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Appeals court upholds 1998 tobacco deal

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The landmark 1998 national settlement between 46 states and 19 tobacco companies is valid and doesn't amount to a conspiracy or anti-competitive behavior by the government, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Full story...
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Split decision by NC judges on sweepstakes biz tax

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A split decision by the North Carolina Court of Appeals over the legality of special taxes on businesses using computers to offer games of chance or sweepstakes means the case is likely to reach the state's highest court. Full story...
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