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Archive - Apr 11, 2012

Speculation abounds as Wilmington gets ready for 'Iron Man 3'

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video There's a lot of buzz in the entertainment world about "Iron Man." Robert Downey Jr. stars as the super hero in "The Avengers," which opens next month. Meanwhile, the Port City is getting ready for "Iron Man 3," one of the biggest motion pictures in North Carolina history, to start shooting this spring. Full story...
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Serial bank robber gets federal prison sentence

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A judge today sentenced Jonathan Lee Thompson, 52, to ten years and five months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Thompson must also pay more than $8,000 in restitution. Thompson was on supervised release after serving time for nine bank robberies when he robbed three Wilmington banks in 2009. Full story...
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With cold night ahead, flowers should be OK, summer plants in danger

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With frost in the forecast tonight and the Azalea Garden Tour around the corner, many gardeners may be worried. So we turned to an expert to find out what you can do and which plants need some extra love. Full story...
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VIDEO BLOG: Frost? Say it ain't so!!

First of all, my apologies to loyal readers of the blog! It's been way too long since I've been on here with an update.

Man boating off Wrightsville Beach dies

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A 54-year-old man died last night after the Coast Guard medevaced him from a boat off Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Baseball and Weather

All outdoor activities are influenced by weather, of course, but baseball is taking the lead in trying to deal with the elements. The Colorado Rockies and Philadel

NC officer to prison for setting up jail beating

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A former Columbus County detention officer is heading to prison after he set up an inmate for a jailhouse beating. Full story...
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NC developer seeks free lawyer in $20M fraud case

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A western North Carolina land developer accused of cheating banks out of more than $20 million is asking for a taxpayer-paid defense attorney. Full story...
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Brunswick County 911 service restored

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Technicians have restored partial service to the Brunswick County Central Communications (911) Center after an equipment failure early this morning caused a temporary loss of 911 service. 911 operators were notified of the failure shortly after 3 a.m. and immediately began routing calls to the New Hanover County 911 Center, which serves as a backup for Brunswick County. Full story...
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