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Archive - Apr 5, 2012

UPDATE: Monkey Junction annexation may cost City of Wilmington $1.7 million; Rivenbark says money budgeted

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video Wilmington's rush to annex the Monkey Junction area may cost the city an extra $1.7 million according to a New Hanover County Commissioner. Full story...
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Gastonia police arrest 3 men after bank robbery

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Police in Gastonia have three men in custody following a third recent bank robbery along the same section of road. Full story...
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New Belgium picks NC for East Coast beer expansion

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New Belgium Brewing is building its East Coast brewery in western North Carolina, potentially creating more than 150 jobs. Full story...
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NASCAR legend drives convention fundraising

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The former president of Charlotte Motor Speedway is making an interesting pitch to help raise money for the Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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NC-based Marine dies of wounds in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Gone and forgotten? Messy cemetery upsets family members

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video A final resting place, or so they thought. Friends and family of loved ones buried at Calvary Memorial Cemetery in Wilmington say they're not only discouraged with the conditions of the ground but at this point, they don't even know where their loved ones are buried. Full story...
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Pantano, Rouzer tangle over immigration amnesty

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Seventh District Congressional candidate Ilario Pantano is calling out his opponent state Sen. David Rouzer. Pantano held a news conference today to show video of Rouzer discussing his role in support of amnesty for illegal aliens. Pantano claims he has hounded Rouzer for six months trying to get him to admit the truth. Full story...
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Beach town leaders discuss $60M in coastal projects

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video The Army Corps of Engineers says it is going to work on $60 million worth of projects this year in and around the Cape Fear waterways. That's good news for many elected leaders of beach towns in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties. They say beach renourishment and dredging are critical to both the local and regional economy. Full story...
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'The 700 Club' pulls plug on Wilmington broadcast

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video After tomorrow, "The 700 Club" will no longer air on WWAY. Many viewers have contacted us upset about the programming change, but it's a decision we did not make. Full story...
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WPD arrests 8 from NJ for heroin ring

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For the second time in a week Wilmington Police say they've taken a load of heroin off the streets. Police arrested eight people from New Jersey after uncovering a large heroin trafficking ring here in the Port City. Full story...
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February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear

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After a surge in unemployment across the region in January, new numbers released today show better a jobs picture for the Cape Fear in February. According to the Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division the unemployment rate in the Wilmington area was 10.7 percent in February. That's down from 11.3 percent in January and 11.2 percent in February 2011. Full story...
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Rabid raccoon found in New Hanover County after fight with dogs

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A raccoon in New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. The Animal Services Unit got word from the state lab today of the positive test of the animal found on Sycamore Avenue in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Hagan holds meeting on minority-owned businesses today

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan is holding a round table discussion for minority-owned small businesses with the deputy administrator of the Small Business Association. Full story...
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