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Archive - Mar 15, 2012

Appalachian State edges UNCW in Women's NIT

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video Appalachian State defeated UNC Wilmington in the first round of the WNIT on Thursday night at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks conclude their season with a 20-13 record. ASU will not face NC State in the second round of the WNIT in Raleigh on Saturday. Full story...
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Poll: Wilmington most popular city in NC

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They like us. They really like us. A new poll shows voters in North Carolina view Wilmington as the Tar Heel State's most popular city. Full story...
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Protest held in response to commissioners turning down family planning funds

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video Just days after New Hanover County Commissioners voted against state funding for contraceptives, the response has been incredible. A few hundred people came to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington Thursday in protest of the vote. Full story...
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Small plane crash in western NC kills all 3 aboard

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A small private plane that took off in Florida has crashed at an airport in western North Carolina, killing all three people aboard. Full story...
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NC Treasurer sues bank over bad investment

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The North Carolina treasurer's office is suing the Bank of New York Mellon, saying an unauthorized investment resulted in a $70 million loss to the state employees' retirement fund. Full story...
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NC voter education advocate leaving post

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The head of a nonpartisan organization devoted to election reforms and educating voters in North Carolina is leaving to lead a Raleigh-based philanthropic foundation. Full story...
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Conservative groups using power of media to highlight positives in NC budget

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Two conservative-leaning organizations have started what they call a voter education effort to highlight what they say are good things in the Republican-written budget for North Carolina state government. Full story...
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Lynch steps down as Laney basketball coach

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video The end of the Fred Lynch coaching era is here. Lynch won't be coaching the Laney Bucs next season after 26 years as the school's boys basketball coach. Full story...
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Braves' Cox, Schuerholz join ballpark panel discussion

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The Atlanta Braves are bringing in a couple of big bats for a panel discussion about Wilmington's plans for a ballpark. Braves President John Schuerholz and former manager Bobby Cox will join the Greater Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast panel Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Woman goes to hospital after crash with school bus

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A woman went to the hospital today after police say a school bus hit her car. It happened around 4:30 p.m. in the 5100 block of Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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Duke's Kelly not expected to play vs. Lehigh

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says while junior forward Ryan Kelly will dress, he is not expected to play Friday against 15th-seeded Lehigh because of a sprained right foot. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Families say coach came looking for alleged victims night before assaults

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video An assistant football coach at Hoggard High School has been arrested after an incident at the school last week. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged Joseph Clinton Brown Jr. with five counts of simple assault and one count of assault with a deadly weapon. Full story...
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Louisville downs Davidson 69-62 to advance

Peyton Siva scored 17 points and Louisville finally moved on in the NCAA tournament, beating Davidson 69-62 on Thursday. Full story...

US court allows Edwards to hire mistress's lawyers

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Former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards is changing lawyers a month before his criminal trial, adding attorneys who represented his mistress in a lawsuit over the couple's alleged sex tape. Full story...
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Warm weather means early bloom for many businesses

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video With the temperatures in the 70s and, in some cases, the 80s, people say spring arrived with daylight saving. But some local businesses say the hour they lost is not the only thing throwing off their business plan. Full story...
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