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Archive - Mar 9, 2012

'Kony 2012' campaign faces generation gap

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videoThe international push to find an African warlord is showing the power of social media. Within four days a half-hour film on a charity's mission to raise awareness has generated 50 million viewers online, most of them young people. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council to tour Durham ballpark

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Wilmington City Council is making a road trip to check out life in the minor leagues. Durham Mayor Bill Bell has invited the council members to visit the Durham Bulls Athletic Park next week to hear first hand about the City of Durham's experience with development of a minor league baseball stadium and its economic impact. Full story...
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Family searching for answers after girl's death on school bus

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videoThe family of a little girl with special needs continues to mourn her death and search for answers. Jamiah Batts died on her school bus last month. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers react to "pink slime" found in ground beef

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videoLast month several fast food chains made headlines when they said they would stop using so-called "pink slime.” According to reports, 70 percent of the ground beef in supermarkets contains the “pink slime,” but Carolina Farmin' says you won't find that there. Full story...
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Sports fans find new place to kick back

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videoThe drinks are cold. The food is hot. The game is on. Welcome to Kickback Jack's. Full story...
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NC sheriff replaces sheriff with bipolar disorder

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A new sheriff is taking over in Henderson County, replacing a predecessor who retired for health reasons he blamed on bipolar disorder. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PET GROOMER

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videoIn this week's "And the Winner is..." we want to know who is the BEST PET GROOMER in the area. When it is time to get Brutus bathed or Fifi fluffed up, where do you go? Congratulations to All About Dogs in Southport! Full story...

14 WPD officers promoted

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It was a big day for several members of the Wilmington Police Department. The department promoted 14 officers during a ceremony this afternoon. Full story...
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Leland Fire Department's $1M grant to benefit whole county

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A $1 million federal grant for the Leland Fire Department will benefit the whole county. Leland got the Assistance to Firefighters grant on behalf of the Brunswick County Fire Chief's Association. Full story...
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Jordan agrees to first Charlotte endorsement deal

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Bobcats owner Michael Jordan has agreed to his first endorsement deal with a Charlotte-based business, partnering with team sponsors Presbyterian Healthcare and Novant Health. Full story...
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