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Archive - May 30, 2012

Beryl moves on, leaves behind flooding, concerns for Hurricane Season

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video Tropical Depression Beryl has come and gone. It left behind a lot of rain And some worries about what's still to come this summer. Some areas in southeastern North Carolina got hit harder than others, but many agree that the rain was much needed because of the severe drought. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 3 boaters stranded in NC river

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The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued three stranded boaters whose craft capsized in the Alligator River in Tyrrell County. Full story...
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Bobcats lose No. 1 overall pick to Hornets

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Even in the NBA lottery, the Charlotte Bobcats can't win. Full story...
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New service helps handle errands

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Did you ever wish you had a second set of hands? Catherine Beaman’s new business can help you. Full story...
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Opponents of taxpayer-funded ballpark to submit petition at City Hall

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The group opposed to a taxpayer-funded ballpark have collected about 4,000 signatures on a petition against bringing a taxpayer-funded baseball team to the Port City. Full story...
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Marina closure leaves businesses, residents high and dry

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video A marina in Surf City is closing, but the tenants are not the only ones affected. As the Pender-Topsail News & Voice was first to report, Wells Fargo, which owns Surf City Beach House Marina, delivered the news to people who keep their boat there yesterday. Full story...
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Jurors in Edwards case finish 8th day of talks

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The judge in the John Edwards campaign corruption trial has sent the jury home after eight days of deliberations and told the four alternate jurors they do not need to come back to the courthouse. Full story...
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Pender Co. Schools on one-hour delay Thursday

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Pender County Schools will operate on a one-hour delay for students and staff except emergency personnel Thursday. Full story...
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10th rabies case in New Hanover Co.; Free vaccines this weekend

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Animal Control Services says the victim was working in the yard and did not see the rabid fox Sunday when it ran out and bit her wrist. She was able to shake the animal off. A neighbor then killed the fox. Full story...
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U-Turn Luncheon aims to change young lives

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Wilmington Police hosted an event aimed at turning lives around today. The point of the U-Turn Luncheon was to pair young people who need a change in their life with local professionals. Full story...
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ILM starts using body scanner

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Work on the security checkpoint project finished three weeks early. It includes advanced imaging technology installed last night. Today was the first day for passengers to use the full body scanner. Full story...
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Former Lynchburg leader has advice as Wilmington persues his city's baseball team

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video As Wilmington moves on in discussions to build a ballpark, a former councilman in the city who's team we may get sat down with us to share his thoughts on this big decision. If city council approves the plan, the Lynchburg Hillcats will find a new home here in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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Sunny Point commander responds to questions about physical tests

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As we told you yesterday, some workers at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Brunswick County are worried about their jobs. The disabled veterans, who serve as security guards, say they'll be let go because they won't be able to pass newly enforced physical agility tests. Today, Sunny Point commander Col. Joseph Calisto responded to our report Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Iron Patriot' spotted on 'Iron Man 3' set

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This is a first look at one of the costumes to appear in 'Iron Man 3.' He's "Iron Patriot," the former leader of the Dark Avengers. He redesigned Tony Stark's armor to represent both Iron Man and Captain America. Full story...
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