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Archive - May 2012

CFCC students put lessons to test building house for auction

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video A group of Cape Fear Community College students took its classroom knowledge to the field. Carpentry and HVAC students teamed up to build a three-bedroom house from the ground up on the school's North Campus. Full story...
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Man arrested in Wilmington for Myrtle Beach hatchet attack

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A man is in jail in New Hanover County wanted for assaulting two people with a hatchet in Myrtle Beach. Wilmington Police arrested Antonio Goncalves today on a fugitive warrant. WPDE in Myrtle Beach says he is wanted for attempted murder. Full story...
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UPDATE: NHRMC moves to electronic patient records

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videoThe way doctors access your medical records may soon change. But what will it mean for you? New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hoping to better connect with their patients thanks to a new electronic health records system, NHRMC Connect, which is going online Saturday. Full story...
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NC Senate responds to chicken nuggets school case

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North Carolina lawmakers are reacting to a recent chicken-nuggets lunchroom controversy that raged on conservative talk shows and web sites by banning school officials from looking at the nutritional balance of home-packed meals. Full story...
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NYC proposes ban on sale of oversize sodas

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New York City officials say they believe their proposed ban on large sodas and other sugary drinks in eateries will prove popular with residents and start a national trend. Full story...
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Cameron family offers land for baseball stadium, but says don't use tax money to build it

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The Cameron family, who owns large tracts of property in New Hanover County, has offered to donate land to the city of Wilmington for a proposed baseball stadium. But the family is against taxpayer money being used for the facility. Full story...
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NC lawmakers promise more fracking protections

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North Carolina lawmakers are adding new protections for neighbors and landowners in a proposed law to legalize a form of underground gas drilling. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Naming Hurricanes

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