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Archive - Mar 21, 2012

Columbus Co. stops student paddling after finding out it spanked 2nd most in state

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video It may seem like something from the old days, but children are still being paddled in North Carolina schools.Columbus County Schools recently abandoned the punishment after finding out the district was using it more than all but one school district in the state. Full story...
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Marshall injury stirs memories of 1984 at UNC

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In 1984, the Tar Heels began the year favored to win the national basketball championship - but their point guard, Kenny Smith, broke his wrist. Fast forward to 2012, and point guard Kendall Marshall could be out with a broken wrist when North Carolina meets Ohio Friday in the round of 16 in St. Louis. Full story...
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Saints' Payton suspended for season by NFL

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The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Full story...
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Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

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Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets. The team said Wednesday it has acquired the polarizing quarterback from the Broncos. Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder - all in 2012. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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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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