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Archive - Mar 27, 2012

"Garden & Gun" magazine features Wilmington

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video "Garden & Gun" is an unlikely sounding magazine. It focuses on telling stories of the south, and this month the magazine set its sights on Wilmington. The Port City is the feature of an eight-page spread in "Garden and Gun," which combines gardening with outdoor sports in a decidedly southern flavor. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff fires deputy cleared in shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram has fired a deputy cleared last month in a shooting investigation. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Educators spread love of literacy

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video The ability to read is a ticket to success. That’s why two Brunswick County educators are forming the Juna Foundation. It’s a project all about getting books in the hands of kids in honor of two women who battled cancer and both had a love for literature. Full story...
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School board member upset over loss of web domain

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video A New Hanover County School Board member has learned what could happen if you let a domain expire. Elizabeth Redenbaugh discovered she could not re-register her website because someone else owned it. She was surprised to find out who the new owner is. Full story...
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Drifter pleads guilty to killing NC hikers in 2007

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A man convicted of murder in Florida and Georgia is accepting a life prison sentence without parole after pleading guilty in North Carolina to ambushing and killing an elderly couple hiking in a national forest. Full story...
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NC environment agency: email on fracking is fake

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North Carolina's environmental agency says someone is trying to confuse the public about its recent report saying a natural gas drilling technique can be safe with the right precautions. Full story...
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Tillis: NC gay marriage ban likely to be reversed

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Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis is standing by a prediction that the proposed amendment to the North Carolina Constitution banning same-sex marriage will be approved by voters, only to be reversed within a generation. Full story...
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Most school districts won't add 5 extra days

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video North Carolina public school officials are overriding a requirement for 185 classroom days after local school districts complained about the extra costs to operate buses and buildings. Full story...
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Lower death risk seen with heart bypass surge

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Older patients with clogged heart arteries may face a little lower death risk over time if they have bypass operations instead of angioplasty and stents to fix the problem. Full story...
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Foreclosures in Wilmington on the rise

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A new housing report out today indicates foreclosure rates in the Wilmington area are on the rise. These figures, coming from CoreLogic, show foreclosure rates in January 2012 at nearly three percent. Full story...
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