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Archive - Apr 2012

Another drug bust for Wilmington Police Department

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It's another drug bust for the Wilmington Police Department. After receiving some complaints from neighbors, a member of the Wilmington Police Narcotics Unit checked in on Friday. A detective knocked on the door of 226 Davie Drive and then entered the residence upon receiving consent to search. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tour of GE plant to discuss $2 billion deal

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video Our local economy is getting a big boost. Australian airline Qantas has placed a $2 billion order with the GE Aviation Plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Gun found on Columbus County school bus

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Students found a gun on a South Columbus High School bus this morning. According to Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten, four students were riding the bus near Tabor City, when one student told the bus driver that a gun was on a seat. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pet monkey euthanized in Pender County

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video A Pender County woman says her pet monkey was killed in cold blood and didn't need to die. Pender County Animal Control euthanized the monkey after it bit a woman. Now, its owner is searching for answers. Full story...
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Building constructed using landfill trash

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Reduce, reuse, recycle. Now you can add repurpose to the list. One building at Tidal Creek Co-op is being built with mostly second hand materials, materials that otherwise would have ended up at a landfill. Full story...
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Group challenges Titan's air permit

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The Southern Environmental Law Center has filed a legal challenge to the NC Division of Air Quality's air permit for the proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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Man arrested for shooting a tree

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One Wilmington resident found out alcohol and guns don't mix. Around 8:30 last night, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 200 block of Kidder Street. Full story...
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Update: Autopsy confirms single gunshot killed Sunset Beach mom

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Brunswick County detectives are still investigating the death of Megan Tysinger, but the autopsy has confirmed that a single shot resulted in her death. Full story...
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Modeling fashions for domestic violence awareness

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Domestic violence is an issue that tears apart homes and lives. But for more than 25 years, the Domestic Violence Shelter & Services of Wilmington has been working to restore those affected. Full story...
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POLL: Romney trails Obama in favorability in NC

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While most North Carolinians have opinions about President Barack Obama, more than a quarter of state residents don’t know how they feel about his presumptive GOP rival in the fall elections, according to the latest Elon University Poll. Full story...
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NC NAACP goes on radio against marriage amendment

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A civil rights organization is using radio to urge North Carolina voters to oppose the proposed marriage amendment in the name of keeping discrimination out of the state constitution. Full story...
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NC lottery makes largest education transfer

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A huge jackpot last month helped the North Carolina Education Lottery record its highest quarterly ticket sales ever and its largest cash transfer for education in the lottery's history. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: A Little of This, A Little of That

I thought I’d touch on a little bit of short and interesting insights and discoveries that I thought you might enjoy, so please accuse the randomness of the following items.  They’

Two shot to death near UNCC

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Two people have been shot to death near the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Full story...
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Wilmington based race team earns podium finish

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A Wilmington based race team is off to a fast start this year. Last weekend they even found the right formula in the rain. Full story...
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