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Archive - Jun 11, 2012

Oak Island property owners petitioning for annexation into Caswell Beach

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video Folks in the Oak Island Estates area say they feel more a part of Caswell Beach than the town they legally live in and now they are looking to change that. Full story...
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NC lawmakers back crimes on terrorism, child sale

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The General Assembly is working toward creating new crimes in North Carolina that attempt to punish people who participate in terrorism and sell or buy a child. Full story...
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Suspect charged in Sunset Park break-ins

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Wilmington police believe they have the man responsible for several break-ins in the Sunset Park neighborhood. Joseph Harrell was arrested Sunday night on outstanding warrants for probation violations. After detectives interviewed Harrell they charged him with several of the recent break-ins as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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"LUMINOUS BEINGS ARE WE, NOT THIS CRUDE MATTER"

You have finally met him. I'm the one person on Earth who didn't like the movie "ET".

More changes approved for NC racial bias law

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Republican legislators keep trying to narrow the focus of the Racial Justice Act to satisfy enough colleagues so changes to the 2009 law on the death penalty can withstand any veto by Democratic Gov. Beverly Perdue. Full story...
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Mrs. Wilmington wins Mrs. North Carolina

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Wilmington resident Corinne Edwards was crowned the new Mrs. North Carolina United States 2012 on June 1st at Newton-Conover Auditorium in Newton, NC. Full story...
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SBI investigating BSL police chief

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The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into allegations against Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Emmett Ballree. SBI spokeswoman Noelle Talley confirmed the investigation, which she said was request by a Superior Court judge and the District Attorney. Full story...
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Neighbors say curve where deputy died a problem before

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video A Bladen County family and the Sheriff's Office is in mourning after the death of a deputy over the weekend. Dep. Dewayne Hester died Friday night while responding to a call near Elizabethtown. Full story...
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Ballpark petition farther from goal than thought

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The group behind a petition to block taxpayer money for a ballpark in Wilmington is farther from its goal than originally thought. After double-checking, the Board of Elections now says the petition is 45 signatures short. Full story...
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Body found at Greenfield Lake Park identified

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Wilmington Police have identified the body found this morning at Greenfield Lake Park. The body was found under a covered picnic area near the playground before 6:30 a.m. Full story...
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Mexican cartels using small NC towns to traffic drugs

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videoWilmington certainly fits the bill for a cartel sub-hub. It has the obligatory major thoroughfare, I-40, which runs all the way to Barstow, CA, 2,500 miles away. Wilmington's Latinos constitute only around 6 percent of the city's population, but outlying counties like Cumberland, Sampson and Duplin have watched their Latino numbers skyrocket in the past two decades. Employment -- construction in the city and farming in the counties -- is the big draw. Full story...
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Deputies need help identifying break-in suspect caught on camera

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying a suspect caught on camera. He is wanted for a breaking and entering that took place in May at a home off Medallion Place in the Ogden area. Full story...
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NC, ethanol-maker see green in field-grown fuel

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North Carolina's farm economy, already the state's largest industry, could be nearing a milestone as policymakers and business executives take another stab at betting on ethanol. Full story...
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Police, family hope billboard will help solve cold case murders

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video Wilmington Police hope a billboard on Oleander Drive can help generate leads in some unsolved murder cases. The family of Allison Jackson Foy believes the billboard could make the difference when it comes to the unsolved murder case of their loved one. Full story...
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NC Senate spends less than House in budget changes

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North Carolina state Senate leaders are taking a more cautious approach to proposed budget adjustments than the House by spending less and setting aside more money in reserve in case Medicaid costs get out of hand. Full story...
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