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Archive - May 2012

KKK fliers promote cross burning in Reidsville

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Police in Reidsville are investigating some fliers that invite people to a cross-burning. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Are You Tired After A Large Meal?

One belief is that heavy consumption of turkey (as for example in a Thanksgiving feast) which has been attributed to high levels of tryptophan contained in turkey.

State champs for Wilmington soccer squad

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A local boys soccer team made history this weekend by becoming the first team from Wilmington to capture the US Youth Soccer NC State Cup. Full story...
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Shoppers head to Wilmington Whole Foods for sneak peek

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videoWith the big opening of Whole Foods just a few days away many Wilmington grocery shoppers are ready to fill their carts. Full story...
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Salmonella cases from meat substitute top 80

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Health officials say the number of people sickened by salmonella from a soy product often used as a meat substitute has topped 80. Full story...
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Effort on NC juvenile court age still lacks unity

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The North Carolina General Assembly dramatic changes last year to the state criminal justice system that were billed as a way to eliminate the need for additional prison beds and to reduce repeat offenders. Full story...
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Hickory opens playground in honor of Zahra Baker

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Hickory has opened a playground to honor Zahra Baker, the 10-year-old disabled girl from Australia who was killed by her stepmother in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC asked to support black Revolutionary War vets

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A Virginia man who wants the U.S. government to build a monument to blacks who fought in the Revolutionary War is asking North Carolina counties and towns to approve a resolution in support of the effort. Full story...
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Braves bring in big leaguers to back ballpark

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videoFormer Braves baseball players are rallying in support of bringing a minor league team to Wilmington. Columbus County native Otis Nixon, Greg McMichael, Zane Smith and Jeff Treadway all came out to the pro ballpark rally in front of City Hall Saturday. Full story...
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Greek Festival celebrates culture, community

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“Opa!” is an exclamation of excitement and celebration; lots of which are going on this weekend at the 20th annual Greek Festival. Full story...
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Man visits elephant he helped get for NC Zoo

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Decades after he helped bring an elephant to the North Carolina Zoo, a Charlotte man has reunited with the pachyderm that was no bigger than a pony when he found it. Full story...
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NC's agricultural heritage celebrated at festival

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North Carolina is celebrating its agricultural heritage with the 2012 Got to Be N.C. Festival at the State Fairgrounds in Raleigh. Full story...
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McCrory wants NC governor's race ad off the air

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Pat McCrory's gubernatorial campaign is demanding television stations stop running a commercial bankrolled by the Democratic Governors Association, arguing it made false claims about his activities linked to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - May 18

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video Friday night’s sports segment featured high school baseball state playoff action from West Brunswick. We also checked out the North Brunswick baseball team against North Pitt. We traveled to Ashley to watch the softball team defeat West Johnston 4-2 for the district title. The Hoggard girls soccer team was also in action tonight as they hosted Pinecrest. Full story...
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Wake County judge resigns in light of SBI probe

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A Wake County District Court judge who was the subject of an investigation into how she handled a dozen DWI cases has resigned. Full story...
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