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Archive - May 2012

ILM starts using body scanner

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Work on the security checkpoint project finished three weeks early. It includes advanced imaging technology installed last night. Today was the first day for passengers to use the full body scanner. Full story...
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Former Lynchburg leader has advice as Wilmington persues his city's baseball team

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video As Wilmington moves on in discussions to build a ballpark, a former councilman in the city who's team we may get sat down with us to share his thoughts on this big decision. If city council approves the plan, the Lynchburg Hillcats will find a new home here in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC Pre-K limits get attention days before appeal

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State lawmakers are backing away from language that prompted a lawsuit over whether every needy child must be given pre-kindergarten education. Full story...
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Sunny Point commander responds to questions about physical tests

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As we told you yesterday, some workers at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Brunswick County are worried about their jobs. The disabled veterans, who serve as security guards, say they'll be let go because they won't be able to pass newly enforced physical agility tests. Today, Sunny Point commander Col. Joseph Calisto responded to our report Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Iron Patriot' spotted on 'Iron Man 3' set

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This is a first look at one of the costumes to appear in 'Iron Man 3.' He's "Iron Patriot," the former leader of the Dark Avengers. He redesigned Tony Stark's armor to represent both Iron Man and Captain America. Full story...
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Weather blamed for accident involving deputy, wife

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Investigators say weather may be to blame for a single-car accident involving a sheriff's deputy and his wife this morning in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Riverboat-themed cruise ship rides out Beryl in Wilmington

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You may have noticed a large boat docked on the riverfront in downtown Wilmington this week. Its stop in the Port City was not on its itinerary. Full story...
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'Piranha 3DD' opens Friday, but not in Wilmington theaters

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A movie that shot in Wilmington last year opens Friday, but you won't see it this weekend in Wilmington theaters. Full story...
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Novant Health eliminating nearly 300 jobs

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Novant Health is laying off nearly 300 workers. The Winston-Salem company said Tuesday it will eliminate 289 management and staff positions. Full story...
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NC hunter gets probation for soldier's death

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A North Carolina man has been placed on probation for the shooting death of a Fort Bragg soldier last year in a hunting accident. Full story...
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Charlotte Council close to baseball funding plan

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Charlotte City Council appears to be close to approving a plan to bring baseball downtown. Most city council members indicated Tuesday they could support a plan to provide the Charlotte Knights with $8 million to build a stadium uptown. Full story...
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NC House panel OKs Cherokee casino game expansion

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Changes to state gambling laws which allow the Cherokee casino in western North Carolina to offer live dealer poker and other table games have cleared a House budget subcommittee. Full story...
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North Carolina stops annexation of Monkey Junction

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video The State House of Representatives has given final approval to two bills blocking forced annexation in North Carolina. One bill overturns the annexation of Monkey Junction, areas near Southport and others across the state. That's a done deal. Full story...
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City's consultant releases ballpark survey results, potential sites narrowed down

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video The City of Wilmington is one step closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league team to the Port City. The city’s consultant, National Sports Services, presented results from a recent survey about the ballpark Tuesday night, as well as some potential building sites. Full story...
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Disabled veterans worried about jobs at Sunny Point

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video A group of disabled veterans is worried about keeping their jobs at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. The vets serve as guards at the munitions depot, but newly enforced regulations mean they will soon have to take a physical test. Full story...
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