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Archive - May 10, 2012

FDA advisers recommend approving weight loss drug

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Advisers to government health regulators have recommended that that they approve sales of what would be the first new prescription weight-loss drug in the US in more than a decade, despite concerns over cardiac risks. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents say son sent home from overseas school trip left alone by chaperones

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video The family of a Brunswick County high school senior says he was left to fend for himself after he got in trouble on a trip to Spain. Now the family is searching for answers, and they say they want the chaperones held accountable. Full story...
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Rally to support ballpark plan, raise money for Miracle Field

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Port City Baseball is hosting a rally at Hell's Kitchen to support a proposed ballpark in Wilmington. The event will also raise money to build a Miracle Field, which is a special baseball field that allows handicapped children and adults enjoy the national pastime. Full story...
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Prosecution rests in John Edwards trial

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Prosecutors have rested their case against John Edwards after calling to the witness stand many of his closest friends and advisers. Full story...
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CAA may be forced to prepare for new look

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Academic sanctions and potential defections could give the Colonial Athletic Association a drastically different look. UNC Wilmington is not on the list for leaving the conference, but the UNCW men's basketball team is on the list for academic sanctions. Full story...
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Two arrested for home invasion, three more suspects wanted

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Sheriff's deputies have arrested two people and are searching for three more in connection to a violent home invasion last month in New Hanover County. Owen Hobson Morgan, 22, and Kristina Hanne Steenberg, 21, are charged with multiple felonies, including kidnapping and assault by pointing a gun. Full story...
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Black Farmers Settlement deadline Friday

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The deadline is approaching for North Carolinians to join in a class action lawsuit that alleges the US Department of Agriculture unfairly denied loans to black farmers in the 1980s and 1990s. Full story...
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Casteen to petition for spot on ballot for new House District 20

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A Wilmington attorney and CPA wants to run for the new NC House District 20 seat, but he'll have to take an unusual path to get there. Full story...
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UNCW student has sights set on Miss USA

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videoOne of Wilmington's own has high hopes as she heads to the Miss USA Pageant June 3. Miss North Carolina USA Sydney Perry is a UNCW student. Full story...
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Sign at church used as polling place questioned

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A Democratic Party official will try to get a Wilmington polling place moved because the church used for this week's balloting had a sign relating to the constitutional amendment on gay marriage, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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