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Archive - May 8, 2012

FIRST ON 3: Fair Bluff police chief arrested

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Fair Bluff's police chief has been arrested. Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says the arrest of Marty Lewis came after an SBI investigation. Full story...
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Highway Patrol looking for new troopers

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North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for new recruits. After a hiring freeze, the patrol is 175 troopers short. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Pro-amendment church signs raise questions at polling places

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The controversy over Amendment One continued all the way to some polling places. Some opponents to the amendment say pro-amendment signs at some churches used as polling places made them feel uncomfortable about voting at their designated precinct. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Amendment vote drawing many to polls on Election Day

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The Constitutional amendment to define marriage in North Carolina has gotten a lot of attention, and today it brought a lot of people out to the polls. Whether for or against, voters have strong opinions about Amendment One and were vocal about their decision today. Full story...
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Organizers say ballpark meeting won't provide specifics

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Where will it go? How will we pay for it? There are many unanswered questions surrounding a proposed baseball stadium. Tonight, you won't get those answers, but you can let project managers know how you feel about baseball in the Port City. Full story...
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Worker dies at Blue Ridge Parkway overlook

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Blue Ridge Parkway officials will review safety procedures after a maintenance worker died when his mower plunged nearly 300 feet down an embankment covered with boulders. Full story...
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Turnout slower than expected in NC primary vote

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North Carolina voting officials say turnout is a little lower than expected for the primaries across the state. Full story...
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Swimming alert issued after unsafe bacteria levels found

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State recreational water quality officials said today that four swimming alerts have been issued for areas in New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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Williston, Rotary Club celebrate partnership

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Williston Middle School has faced a lot of challenges, but one community group is fulfilling a promise to lift the school up. The Williston Legacy Project is a partnership between the Rotary Club and the school that started in August. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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The state lab has confirmed two more cases of rabies in raccoons in New Hanover County. They are the seventh and eighth cases of the disease in the county this year. Full story...
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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

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Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Full story...
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Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

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A onetime donor to John Edwards has testified that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity. Full story...
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Election Day underway across Tar Heel State

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Voters in New Hanover County got out to the polls bright and early this morning. Poll workers and voters say that it wasn't a huge turnout early in the day, but that traffic at the polls is steady. Full story...
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Youngest NC voters can't cast ballot on amendment

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Some of North Carolina's youngest voters are getting a chance to pick candidates for November's general election, but they won't be able to vote on the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

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Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Full story...
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