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Archive - Jun 20, 2012

NCAA bans UNCW men's basketball team from postseason play

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video On Wednesday the UNCW men's basketball team received news it didn't want to hear. The UNCW men’s basketball team will not be allowed to compete in postseason play in the 2012-13 season due to low Academic Progress Rate (APR) scores. The NCAA made that announcement on Wednesday. Full story...
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UPDATE: Charges filed in crash involving SUV and semi-truck

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The driver of a SUV that wound up crushed under a tractor-trailer's load has been charged for causing the accident. Full story...
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International Surfing Day celebrates oceans, beaches

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videoSurfers from around the globe came together to celebrate International Surfing Day Wednesday. In Wrightsville Beach, the Surf Rider Foundation teamed up with Stop Titan to give free surf lessons and organize a beach clean up. Full story...
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Mike Dunlap named Bobcats head coach

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Team owner Michael Jordan did not attend the news conference, but the Bobcats still have a new head coach. St. John's assistant coach Mike Dunlap was introduced on Wednesday as the new head coach of the NBA Charlotte Bobcats. Full story...
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No money for eugenics compensation in budget, local victim not giving up hope

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video Compensation for victims of the North Carolina eugenics program was cut from next year’s budget. Victims of forced sterilization were supposed to get $50,000 each after a panel approved a $10 million compensation package. Full story...
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Inmates stabbed at South Carolina prison

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Authorities say at least five inmates have been stabbed with homemade knives after a fight at a South Carolina prison. Full story...
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Braves/Mandalay want $50K fine per day if stadium is late

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An initial lease proposed by the Atlanta Braves and operating partner Mandalay Baseball has some Wilmington City Council members laughing. Full story...
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Not guilty plea in slaying of NC teen in Md.

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A man has pleaded not guilty to killing a North Carolina teenager who was missing for months before her body was found in a Maryland river. Full story...
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NC sea level calculation bill hits snag in House

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A bill to regulate how North Carolina accounts for climate change along the coast could be dead for this session. Full story...
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No money for eugenics victims in NC budget deal

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A group set up to help people sterilized against their will in North Carolina is halting its efforts to find more victims. Full story...
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Audit: Lottery didn't collect damages from vendor

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A report from the state auditor's office says the North Carolina Education Lottery violated state law because it failed to collect damages from its primary vendor and allowed the company to accumulate and carry a balance for several years. Full story...
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Wilmington native starring in local production of 'Legally Blonde'

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video From growing up in Wilmington to the acting stage in New York City, Erin Sullivan has dramatic dreams. In her career, Sullivan has been on national tours for major Broadway hits. She's now starring at Thalian Hall as leading lady "Elle Woods" in “Legally Blonde.” Full story...
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Downtown staple Caffe Phoenix closing doors July 31

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video A staple of downtown Wilmington is closing its doors. After more than two decades, Caffe Phoenix will serve its last meal July 31. Full story...
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State laws working to keep down synthetic drug use

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video First it was "Spice." Then it was bath salts. Now some folks are using what is advertised as a lady bug attractant to get high. But how easy is it to get your hands on the new synthetic drug "Amped" here in the Cape Fear? Full story...
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NC death penalty bias law heading to governor

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The Legislature has given its final approval to a bill limiting the use of statistics in a 2009 law designed to give people on North Carolina's death row another method to prove racial bias in sentencing. Full story...
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