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Archive - May 2012

BY GEORGE: Naming Hurricanes

Why are hurricanes named and other storms, in particular tornadoes, not?

Deputy demoted after car accident with wife

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A Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy has been demoted after wrecking his cruiser yesterday while his wife rode with him. Full story...
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CFPUA hit gas line, homes evacuated in Wilmington

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Several homes were evacuated this morning in Wilmington because of a natural gas leak at 7th and McRae Streets in Wilmington. Full story...
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State grant to help expand Castle Hayne Park

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A state grant will help expand a New Hanover County park. The county got a $287,817 matching grant from the NC Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to buy 33 acres on the south end of Castle Hayne Park. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Beryl's gone; Check out rain totals and wind gusts

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video Beryl is out to sea, and our weather is turning nice. Here's a look at the storm totals from the system. Full story...
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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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