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Archive - Mar 2012

Dredging project aims to fix damage from Hurricane Irene

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video With all the jobs in our area that rely on the beaches and waterways, dredging is a big deal. The Army Corps of Engineers just received hurricane supplement money to start restoring channels damaged during Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Studies: Surgery can put diabetes into remission

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New research provides clear proof that weight-loss surgery can reverse and possibly cure diabetes. Doctors say it should be offered sooner to more people with the disease - not just as a last resort. Full story...
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Edwards lawyers seek leeway in questioning Young

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Prosecutors have asked the federal judge overseeing the upcoming criminal trial of John Edwards to limit how much evidence can be introduced from the recent legal fight over ownership of a sex tape featuring the former candidate. Full story...
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Patients of disgraced doctor have month to pick up medical records

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Patients of a Wilmington doctor who pleaded guilty last week to illegally prescribing narcotics and attempting to traffic opium have a short window to get back their medical records. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. gets waiver for 180-day school year

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For the second year in a row, Brunswick County Schools has received a waiver to give it flexibility in its school calendar. The waiver from the state Board of Education lets the district keep its calendar at 180 instructional days instead of 185 for the 2012-2013 school year. Full story...
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Duke, Progress promise to build new power lines

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy say they're willing to spend $110 million on new power transmission lines as they try to get federal approval for a merger creating the largest US electric utility. Full story...
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Report: Balloon pilot tried to climb over storm

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Federal investigators say a hot-air balloon pilot who died after taking skydivers up for a jump in Georgia was trying to evade a sudden thunderstorm by climbing over it. Full story...
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Biltmore Estate explores China as wine market

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The luxurious North Carolina estate established by the Vanderbilt family is exploring China as a possible market for wines it sells under Biltmore Estate's brand name. Full story...
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US Supreme Court to hear NC native on healthcare

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The US Supreme Court is hearing from a Washington lawyer with North Carolina roots it picked as the devil's advocate on the first day of hearings on the health care reform law. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. launches lockdown alerts via text and Twitter

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Parents worried about their child's safety at school can now get school lockdown alerts via Twitter or text message. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: 4G, 3G? I Just Want To Make A Call

First things first, the "G" stands for a generation of mobile technology, installed in phones and on cellular networks.

NC teachers survey working conditions

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North Carolina's public school leaders want to know how to make teachers happy, and through them how to improve the learning environment. Full story...
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NC gay marriage ban debate today

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A small college in Raleigh is the site of a panel discussion on possible results if North Carolina voters approve or reject changing the state constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Full story...
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Section of I-40 shut down

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Construction crews will close a section of eastbound Interstate 40 near Conover during the overnight hours for nearly the next two weeks. Full story...
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Teen girls charged with murder

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Two 16-year-old girls have been charged with murder and other charges for their roles in a North Carolina taxi driver's slaying. Full story...
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