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Archive - May 2012

Jurors end 4th day of talks at John Edwards trial

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The jury has ended a fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict at the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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Laney's new basketball coach to hold tournament to honor veteran coach Fred Lynch

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Summer hoops will be on the agenda in June for Laney's new head boys basketball coach. In fact Nathan Faulk has named next month's event the Fred Lynch Invitational. Spots still remain for high school teams that are interested in participating. Full story...
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French passenger not charged in diverted flight

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A French citizen accused of causing a US Airways flight to be diverted to Maine by claiming she had a surgically implanted device will soon be headed back home. Full story...
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NAACP state chief back at Legislative Building

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The leader of a North Carolina civil rights group arrested last year for disrupting a House session says he and others are back at the Legislative Building to ensure lawmakers work to benefit all citizens and not a privileged few. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' filming underway in Wilmington

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video Whether on set or on location, "Iron Man 3" has started filming right here in the Cape Fear. According to sources inside the movie, "Iron Man 3," code-named "Caged," is finally underway. Screen Gems Studios was busy Wednesday as the cast and crew got to work. Full story...
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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UPDATED: Sheriff's son pleads guilty to DWI

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Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram's son pleaded guilty earlier this month to drunken driving following an April arrest in Brunswick County, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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NC amendment banning same-sex marriage in effect

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North Carolina's constitutional amendment slamming the door on same-sex marriages is now in effect. But the debates on its full meaning continue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Berger's house in foreclosure, to be auctioned off

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's house is being foreclosed according to a notice posted this week in the Lumina News. It will also be auctioned off at the New Hanover County Courthouse on May 29 at 10 a.m. Full story...
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WPD searching for missing Carolina Beach man who needs medication

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The Wilmington Police Department needs help finding a missing 20-year-old man from Carolina Beach. John Calvin Pensyl has been missing since May 17 according to his father. Full story...
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NCDOT suspends most road work for Memorial Day weekend

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As the summer travel season begins, the NC Department of Transportation is taking steps to help motorists save both time and money by suspending most road construction work on major routes across the state. By avoiding traffic delays, motorists can reach their destinations more quickly while cutting down on fuel consumption and costs. Full story...
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UNCW names new provost

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Denise A. Battles has been named the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Currently dean of the College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, Battles will officially join the university July 16, replacing retiring provost Cathy Barlow. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced to 12+ years for heroin dealing

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A Wilmington man has been sentenced to more than 12 years behind bars after pleading guilty to drug charges. A federal judge sentenced Donald Ray Boston, 39, to 151 months in prison followed by three years supervised release. Full story...
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PPD Names David Simmons Chairman and CEO

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Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) today announced that its board of directors has named David Simmons chairman and CEO. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cancer patient shocked when one late payment led to eviction notice

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video When you get sick, the last thing you want to worry about are your bills. But one Wilmington woman says she's so worried about money, she can't focus on getting better. And now she may have to worry about where she's going to live. Full story...
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