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Archive - Mar 21, 2012

Padgett doing well after kidney, pancreas transplant

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is recovering after undergoing a dual-organ transplant yesterday. City spokeswoman Malissa Talbert says Padgett is resting at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Maryland. Full story...
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Columbus Co., Whiteville schools stop using USDA beef

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There's no "pink slime" on the menu any more at school in Columbus County. The county's two school districts have stopped using beef from the USDA. Full story...
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Sound familiar? Mysterious booms rattle Wisconsin city

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It looks like a town in Wisconsin has joined coastal North Carolina in trying to figure out the mysterious booms that sometimes shake, rattle and roll. Full story...
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NASA reschedules Virginia suborbital rocket launches

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Bad weather has prompted NASA to reschedule the launch of five rockets from its Wallops Facility in Virginia. The rockets are part of a study of the upper-level jet stream. Full story...
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Romney pushes GOP presidential race toward a close

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Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination, having defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. Full story...
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Marines sorry for helicopter worries at NC town

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A commander at the Cherry Point Marine Air Corps Station is apologizing for training exercises involving low-flying helicopters that left many Kinston residents concerned about escaped inmates. Full story...
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Slain UNC student's photo used on Indian ads

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The image of slain University of North Carolina Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson has turned up in an unlikely place: adorning billboards in southern India. Full story...
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Perdue continues drumbeat on education money

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Gov. Bev Perdue's verbal drumbeat in support of raising additional revenues for the public schools next year is heading to one of the big technology companies located in North Carolina. Full story...
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Fire that killed soldier, girls ruled accidental

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An unattended charcoal grill may have ignited the early morning fire that killed a decorated Green Beret and his young daughters. Full story...
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NC DMV plans 3-D licenses, shorter wait times

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The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is preparing to introduce a new electronic system for renewing and issuing licenses with new features that include a laser-engraved 3-D photo of the driver. Full story...
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