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Archive - Apr 4, 2012

Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention

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video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious." Full story...
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Laney wins championship in extra innings

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video After topping Ashley 8-6 Tuesday night, Laney advanced to the championship game of the Spring Break Baseball Tournament. The Bucs took on Leesville Road in the finale. Full story...
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Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel

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The Army Corps of Engineers had to do emergency dredging of the channel off the coast of Bald Head Island. Last week, river pilots discovered what they call a speed bump in the area of Reach Two. The speed bump caused the channel to not have the depth safe for commercial shipping traffic. Full story...
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Lawyer convicted to 23 years in securities case

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A federal judge in North Carolina has sentenced a former securities lawyer to 23 years in prison for his role in a massive fraud scheme. Full story...
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NC governor candidate McCrory respects Romney

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The leading Republican candidate for North Carolina governor says it's time for Republicans to focus on defeating President Barack Obama - rather than upon each other - after Mitt Romney swept three presidential primaries earlier this week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fire destroys vacation home on Bald Head Island

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video Bald Head Island officials say fire destroyed a vacation home on the island early this morning. No one was in the five bedroom, five bath house, valued at more than $1.5 million, at the time. Full story...
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Monkey Junction is now a part of Wilmington

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video Like it or not, Monkey Junction is now in the Wilmington city limits. That means those residents will soon start receiving city services, such as police protection and solid waste removal. Full story...
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P.F. Chang's coming to Wilmington?

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A popular national Asian fusion restaurant chain may make an appearance in the Port City. Officials with Scottsdale, Ariz.-based P.F. Chang’s confirmed Wednesday that the company is “evaluating” the Wilmington market. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted at Wrightsville Beach

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State recreational water quality officials today lifted a water quality swimming advisory for sound-side swimming area in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Titan resolves slander suit

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Titan America LLC has resolved a slander suit it filed against two local residents. The cement company had accused Dr. David Hill and Kayne Darrell of making false statements about the company. Full story...
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NC innocence panel orders review in rape case

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A North Carolina man serving a life sentence for rape will get a chance at freedom mainly because of fingerprints on a banana found in the victim's home. Full story...
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Rubio: 'I'm not going to be vice president'

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio says Republican Mitt Romney will win the White House, but not with Rubio on the ticket. Full story...
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Proposal unveiled to close NC Medicaid shortfall

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It sounds like Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's administration and Republican legislative leaders have a plan to close an estimated $150 million shortfall in Medicaid expected by the end of June. Full story...
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Komen, Race for the Cure expanding to Wilmington

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Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced today it is expanding its footprint from the Triangle to the coast. The group will also bring the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure to Wilmington next spring. Full story...
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UNC offers admission to 7,571 first-year students from a record 29,486 applicants

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Office of Undergraduate Admissions has offered admission to 7,571 outstanding first-year students. The admitted candidates were chosen from a record 29,486 applicants-an increase of 24 percent over last year and 47 percent over five years ago. Full story...
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