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Archive - Mar 2012

FIRST ON 3: Ashley High School assistant teacher arrested for indecent liberties with student

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A New Hanover County teacher is in jail charged with indecent liberties with a 17-year-old girl. The victim is a student at Ashley High School, where White worked, according to an arrest warrant. Full story...
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Walnut Street closed at 3rd Street Wednesday

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Work on North 3rd Street in Downtown Wilmington will mean another detour for drivers tomorrow. Traffic on Walnut Street will not be able to cross 3rd Street. Full story...
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Carolina Beach hires new fire chief

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Carolina Beach has a new fire chief. Alan Griffin will start April 23. Full story...
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Grooms case goes to jury

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video A jury is deciding the fate of a man accused of hitting and killing a father and son cycling on River Road last year. Thomas Grooms took the stand in his own defense during his murder trial. He is accused of killing David and Trey Doolittle last April. Full story...
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Lenon Fisher steps down at East Bladen

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East Bladen head football coach Lenon Fisher wanted to wait until Thursday to announce his retirement plans, but word slipped out today that the veteran coach will step down as the Eagles head football coach. Fisher has been the football coach in Elizabethtown since 1980. Full story...
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New method to stop forced annexation blocked

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video The fight over forced annexation in North Carolina continues, after a judge struck down a law giving property owners a voice in the process. Full story...
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"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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