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Archive - Jun 18, 2012

New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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Man smashes into gas station during seizure

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The Kangaroo gas station on South 17th Street was back open this afternoon after a vehicle crashed into the building over the weekend. It happened around 8 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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One killed, two hurt in head-on collision on NC 133

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One person is dead and two others hurt after an accident on NC 133 south of Leland this morning. Highway Patrol says Sheila Crocker Sorrentino of Southport died at the scene. Full story...
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Highway Patrol completes investigation of crash that killed Bladen deputy

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Highway Patrol says Dep. Dewayne Hester was driving approximately 90 mph June 8 when he ran off the road and overcorrected to the left. He hit a tree and died. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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MLK crash victim identified, was not wearing seat belt

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Wilmington Police have identified the victim of last night's crash on MLK Parkway at Sean Hugh O'Donnell, 27, of Fuquay-Varina. O'Donnell was pronounced dead at the scene. Full story...
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Nicholas Sparks movie 'Safe Haven' starts shooting in Wilmington

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Shooting is underway in Wilmington on Nicholas Sparks's book-turned-movie "Safe Haven." A publicist says Brookwood Avenue off Market Street will serve as Boston in the movie. Full story...
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Woman charged with smuggling drugs into jail

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Investigators say a Bladen County woman tried to smuggle drugs in the county jail, but landed herself behind bars instead. Deputies arrested Anicet Delgado Ibarra, 20, of Elizabethtown yesterday and charged her with possession of a controlled substance in jail. Full story...
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