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Archive - May 2012

Williston, Rotary Club celebrate partnership

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Williston Middle School has faced a lot of challenges, but one community group is fulfilling a promise to lift the school up. The Williston Legacy Project is a partnership between the Rotary Club and the school that started in August. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies confirmed in New Hanover Co.

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The state lab has confirmed two more cases of rabies in raccoons in New Hanover County. They are the seventh and eighth cases of the disease in the county this year. Full story...
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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

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Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Full story...
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Edwards donor says he told Obama camp about affair

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A onetime donor to John Edwards has testified that he warned the campaign of President Barack Obama in 2008 to look closely at rumors about the former North Carolina senator's infidelity. Full story...
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Election Day underway across Tar Heel State

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Voters in New Hanover County got out to the polls bright and early this morning. Poll workers and voters say that it wasn't a huge turnout early in the day, but that traffic at the polls is steady. Full story...
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Youngest NC voters can't cast ballot on amendment

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Some of North Carolina's youngest voters are getting a chance to pick candidates for November's general election, but they won't be able to vote on the constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

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Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Full story...
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River Road closed for sewer work

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River Road will be closed between Independence Blvd. and Sanders Dr. for the next two weeks while the CFPUA works on a sewer project. Full story...
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NC monkey to get rabies test; owner charged

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Officials plan to test a monkey for rabies after it got loose and bit three people in an Asheville neighborhood. Full story...
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NRC reviewing Shearon Harris nuclear plant in NC

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is reviewing operations at the Shearon Harris Nuclear station near Raleigh to try to determine why two safety valves failed to close last month when the plant was shut down for refueling. Full story...
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VOTE 2012 Voter Guide

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Who's on the ballot this election year? Check out our comprehensive list of all the races in the Cape Fear. Plus you can watch interviews we've done with some of the candidates. Polls are open until 7:30 p.m. Full story...

'Where the Wild Things Are' author Maurice Sendak dies

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Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator who saw the sometimes-dark side of childhood in books like "Where the Wild Things Are" and "In the Night Kitchen," has died. He was 83. Full story...
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NC Special Olympics hosts 'Celebrity Night' tonight

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North Carolina Special Olympics is hosting a special "Celebrity Night" tonight to help raise funds for the organization. The event will be held at the Golden Corral on New Centre Drive from 6-8 p.m. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Schools set schedule for 2012-2013

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Brunswick County Schools has set new times for 2012-2013 school year. Full story...
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Schoninger turns down offer to buy land for ballpark, will reconsider

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video Chuck Schoninger, CEO of USA InvestCo, who also owns land along the Wilmington riverfront near PPD, says the offer he got nearly three months ago was just not good enough. Not only was the price not right, Schoninger also says he wasn't sure the group making the offers had the best intentions at heart. Full story...
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