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Archive - Mar 16, 2012

Top-seeded Tar Heels advance in NCAA tournament

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John Henson had a great seat on the North Carolina sideline to watch his teammates advance in the NCAA tournament. The question is how long the Tar Heels will have to win without him, not to mention if his sore left wrist will heal enough to make him a factor in March at all. Full story...
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Major upset as Lehigh tops Duke in second round of NCAA tourney

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C.J. McCollum scored 30 points and Lehigh upset Duke 75-70 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Full story...
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Company linked to proposed baseball stadium on delinquent property tax list

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The property owners of where the proposed baseball stadium could land have struck out on their taxes. Full story...
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Naked man chases cars in Wilmington neighborhood

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video Naked and on the run. That's what folks on Forest Hills Drive saw when a man sprinted down the road with no clothes on chasing cars. "It's not something that happens in the neighborhood very often," witness Bill Poteat said. "Certainly we've never seen that before." Full story...
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Wilmington leaders tour Durham ballpark

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video Wilmington leaders are doing their homework when it comes to building a ballpark downtown. Today, City Council members and other local leaders toured the home of the Durham Bulls. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST IRISH PUB

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To win this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, it'll take the luck of the Irish. With St. Patrick's Day coming up, we're looking for the perfect place to celebrate the holiday. Who pulls the perfect pint? Who goes green better than anyone? We want to know where to find the BEST IRISH PUB in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are poured in:
The Dubliner, Carolina Beach Rd. - 31%
Fibber's Public House, Pavillion Place - 30%
Halligan's Public House, Masonboro Loop Rd. - 24%
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NC regulators: Fracking is safe with right rules

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North Carolina's environmental agency says a high-pressure drilling technique to free underground natural gas deposits can be safe if lawmakers adopt the right precautions. Full story...
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New Hanover's improved fire district ratings mean savings for residents

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video If you live within the New Hanover County Fire District, you may be eligible for a discount on your insurance on July 1 thanks to the improved fire district ratings. Residents say they are excited about the savings. They think it will be good for the area's growth. Full story...
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Howell leads 'Pack past Aztecs 79-65

Richard Howell doubled his average with 22 points and 11th-seeded North Carolina State used its muscle inside and sticky defense to upset San Diego State 79-65 on Friday in a second-round East Regional game. Full story...

North Carolina's Henson out of NCAA opener

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North Carolina junior John Henson won't play in the Tar Heels' NCAA tournament opener against Vermont due to a sore left wrist. Full story...
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Broncos' Elway, Fox arrive in NC to see Manning

Denver Broncos' executive John Elway and coach John Fox have arrived in North Carolina, where they are expected to watch Peyton Manning workout at Duke. Full story...

Rare emeralds donated to North Carolina museum

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An anonymous donor has given three large uncut emeralds and the largest cut emerald originating in North America to the museum, which will exhibit the collection in its new $56 million Nature Research Center that opens next month. Full story...
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Police make arrest in February double shooting

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man in connection to the shooting of two people last month. Police arrested Michael Gerrod Jones last night. He is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and other gun charges. Full story...
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John Edwards campaign must repay $2M to Treasury

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The Federal Election Commission is upholding a ruling that requires the campaign of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to repay the US Treasury more than $2.1 million in public matching funds. Full story...
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Head of NC unemployment agency quits

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The embattled head of North Carolina's unemployment insurance agency says she's resigning from her job. Full story...
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