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Archive - Jun 5, 2012

Film starring Oscar-winner Swank coming to Wilmington

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A movie starring two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank will shoot in Wilmington this summer, according to the StarNews. Swank stars in HBO's "Mary and Martha." Full story...
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Leland woman arrested for faking her own abduction

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A Leland woman is in jail for making up her own abduction. Leland Police received a report Saturday that Ashley Hutchins had been abducted and was being held for an undisclosed ransom. Hutchins was found Sunday in Winnabow. Full story...
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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

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The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year. The US Department of Agriculture says the vast majority of states participating in its National School Lunch Program have opted to order ground beef that doesn't contain the product known as lean finely textured beef. Full story...
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McCrory unveils new TV ad linking Dalton, Perdue

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Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory is trying to reinforce a connection between Democratic rival Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton and departing North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue in a new television commercial. Full story...
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Judge in Edwards case to reconsider trial motions

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The judge overseeing the John Edwards case will reconsider a pair of defense motions on whether the government tried the case in the right venue and whether prosecutors gathered evidence improperly. Full story...
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Former UNCW basketball player arrested on drug charges

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A former UNCW basketball player has been arrested on drug charges. New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies arrested Donte Morales after they say he sold marijuana at a Wilmington apartment complex last night. Full story...
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FUGITIVE FILES: Duo wanted for armed robbery of convenience store

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are looking for help finding two men who robbed a convenience store in East Arcadia overnight. Deputies say it happened at the East Arcadia Party Lite at 24885 NC 87 E. just after midnight. Full story...
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NC appeals court considers pre-K for at-risk kids

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North Carolina lawmakers are backtracking months after legislation that cut access to pre-kindergarten education for needy children and hours before that law is examined by an appeals court. Full story...
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SC mom locked up for cheering at child's graduation

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Shannon Cooper cheered as her daughter walked across the stage to get her diploma from South Florence High School Saturday night, but just minutes later, Shannon was handcuffed and arrested. Full story...
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Rare sight as Venus passes in front of sun tonight

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video If somebody had asked you a few days ago if you were excited about the "Transit of Venus," chances are you'd give them a funny look. It's an opportunity none of us will have again in our lifetime, and it's a sight that is truly out of this world. Full story...
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Shark bites man swimming at Myrtle Beach

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Myrtle Beach police say Saturday evening a man swimming near the 2nd Avenue Pier was bitten by a shark. Full story...
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Jacksonville man accused of bigamy

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A Jacksonville man has been charged with bigamy after his first wife turned him in to police. Full story...
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Sailors rescued near Cape Hatteras coast

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Two sailors were rescued Monday morning 30 miles east off the coast of Cape Hatteras after their yacht began to flood. Full story...
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