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Archive - Mar 2012

H2O telethon hopes to raise funds for families without water

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video We can't live without water, but some folks around the Cape Fear struggle to get it every day. New Hanover County is trying to help. Help 2 Others is a new water assistance initiative by the county to help residents struggling to pay their water bills. Full story...
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Stilman White starts for UNC

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Kendall Marshall will not play against Ohio tonight and Stilman White will start at point guard, North Carolina just announced. Full story...
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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie closing

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La Bella Forma Fine Lingerie is closing its boutique at The Forum on Saturday, March 31, 2012. Owner Rochelle Meyers has decided to close the store to pursue other interests and business opportunities. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST GARDEN STORE

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video Spring is in the air, and it officially begins this week. That means it's time to start thinking about your lawn and garden. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we're looking for the perfect place for plants. What business is blossoming with the best blooms? Who has the most fantastic flowers and foliage? Where do you go to make sure the grass in greener in your yard? What is the BEST GARDEN STORE in the Cape Fear?
Here's how the votes are blossoming (as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday):
Pender Pines, Hampstead: 88%
Country Nursery, Whiteville: 6%
Plant Place, Wilmington: 3%
Full story...

Drug expert testifies in Grooms trial; ex-girlfriend on stand Monday

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video The trial of Thomas Grooms continued today with more testimony from law enforcement officers and a self-described "party girl" the prosecution says has information on grooms the jury needs to know. Friday, the jury in the Grooms trial learned more about the man behind the charges. Full story...
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Kitchen Scoop: Key Lime Pie

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This week, cookbook author and recipe developer Alicia Ross whips up some Key Lime Pie. Full story...
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Tregembo Zoo opens for 60th spring

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One of the wildest attractions in our own backyard is open for business again. With winter over, Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo is waking from its hibernation for its 60th spring. Full story...
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Williston students look to future at career fair

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Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today. Full story...
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Weather threat cancels weekends activities

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The threat of severe weather Saturday has forced the cancellation of some planned events, including a walk-a-thon for injured members of the military and the Fire in the Lakes Festival in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line

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Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed. Full story...
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Robbery suspect charged with murder after fatal car crash

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video A Columbus County man made his first appearance in court today to face charges of murder and other crimes after investigators say a robbery led to a deadly car crash. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says Lloyd Thomas Buffkin, 32, Sidney Cherry Rd. is charged with murder, common law robbery and assault on a government official. Full story...
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Warren won't talk about EEOC claim; discrimination law excludes elected officials

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No comment today from Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren after he filed a discrimination claim against the county for "race" and "retaliation." Full story...
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NC elections symposium today designed to prevent errors

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North Carolina candidates, leaders of political committees and others are learning the ins and outs of campaign finance and elections so they'll follow the rules and avoid problems that could get them in trouble. Full story...
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Maker of anti-DWI ignition locks settles with DMV

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A Morrisville maker of electronic devices that thwart drunken drivers has settled its federal lawsuit against the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles. Full story...
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"The Hunger Games" premieres on the big screen

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video It's the movie that has everyone buzzing. "The Hunger Games", shot in North Carolina, premieres Thursday night at midnight. Full story...
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