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Archive - May 8, 2012

Charlotte native killed in attack in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a Charlotte, N.C., native based at Fort Drum, N.Y., has died after an attack in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NAACP leader pleads guilty to disorderly conduct

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The head of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says his activism will not be hindered by his conviction on a charge of misdemeanor disorderly conduct. Full story...
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Speechwriter says Edwards knew about cover up

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A former speechwriter for John Edwards has testified that the onetime presidential candidate acknowledged knowing that a wealthy donor was secretly supporting his pregnant mistress as he sought the White House in 2008. Full story...
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Wood turners donate walking canes to wounded warriors

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A local group of wood turners is sharing their unique skill to reach out to wounded service men and women.The Wilmington Aea Woodturners Association is donating walking canes to injured service men and women at Fort Bragg. With two retired colonels in the group, they wanted to give back. Full story...
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Whole Foods set to open, as upscale grocery trend continues in Wilmington

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Upscale grocery stores have begun popping up across the Port City. The newest is the Whole Foods on Oleander Drive, which is scheduled to open later this month. Representatives from their competition say they welcome the challenge. Full story...
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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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