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Archive - May 7, 2012

Schoninger turns down offer to buy land for ballpark, will reconsider

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video Chuck Schoninger, CEO of USA InvestCo, who also owns land along the Wilmington riverfront near PPD, says the offer he got nearly three months ago was just not good enough. Not only was the price not right, Schoninger also says he wasn't sure the group making the offers had the best intentions at heart. Full story...
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UNSCREW THAT CAP AND TAKE YOUR CHANCES

"Many of the truths we cling to depend greatly on our own point of view". I'll be impressed if anyone can name the character who uttered those famous words.

Rep. Howard Coble refutes campaign ad endorsing Bobby Coffer

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A longtime North Carolina Congressman is refuting a campaign ad run by a primary challenger to state Senate leader Phil Berger that suggests the congressman is endorsing Berger's rival. Full story...
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Authorities seize more than 100 dogs from NC home

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Deputies in Burke County have seized 105 dogs and puppies from a Morganton home where authorities were preparing to post a notice that the animals weren't in compliance with their rabies tags. Full story...
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Winds, shoaling impact Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry run

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Service on the Hatteras-Ocracoke ferry run on the North Carolina coast is being affected by extreme shoaling and unusually low tides. Full story...
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Lawyer: Amendment One not written well, expect legal challenges

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video A new poll says a Constitutional amendment blocking gay marriage in North Carolina could easily become law tomorrow. The amendment defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman, but some folks say there is more at stake than just who gets to wear a ring on their left hand. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: McCrory keeps campaigning despite easy win predicted

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Pat McCrory is not taking anything for granted. Despite being the presumptive Republican nominee for governor, he is staying busy in the final hours before voters head to the polls. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Dalton confident as Democratic race for governor winds down

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video The latest polls show Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton with a slight edge over Rep. Bob Etheridge in the Democratic race for governor. Dalton feels very good about his place in the polls. When it comes to what voters will decide Tuesday, he thinks his record speaks for itself. Full story...
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Asbestos haults work at new natural gas power plant

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video Asbestos has stopped construction of Progress Energy's new Sutton Natural Gas Plant on Highway 421 near Wilmington. Crews are investigating to make sure all traces are removed. About half a pound of the hazardous substance was found in what's believed to be old buried construction dating back more than 50 years. Full story...
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Pizza delivery man robbed of cash, told to take off pants

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Police say a robbery left a pizza delivery man without his cash and his pants. The delivery man told Wilmington Police when he arrived at the home on Marsteller Street, a man at the front door pulled out a handgun and told him to take his pants and shoes off. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: After year of controversy, Warren faces three challengers in Republican primary

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video In Brunswick County, the District 3 Commission seat has been the center of controversy. Incumbent Charles Warren faces three challengers in the primary. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman thinks hog farm may have contributed to death of mother, uncle

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video A Pender County family is searching for answers after the death of a brother and sister. Annie and Warren Gore were found dead in their homes in Willard Saturday after complaining about flu-like symptoms. Relatives say they might know where the disease came from. Full story...
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Next 'Iron Man 3' casting call in Duplin Co.

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CAGED HEAT (i.e. Iron Man 3) Casting Call to be held Thursday May 10, 2012 at Kenan Memorial Auditorium (424 N. Main St., Kenansville, NC 28349) between 4 pm - 7 pm. Full story...
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Lawyer: Heiress' money meant as a gift for Edwards

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A lawyer for a Virginia heiress says he believes she gave money that was intended as a gift for John Edwards, not a campaign contribution as he ran for president. Full story...
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NC employee groups spending to back Coleman

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A union representing North Carolina state employees and the union's affiliates have spent several times what Linda Coleman's campaign spent on her own bid for lieutenant governor to try to help her win Tuesday's primary. Full story...
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