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Archive - Jun 7, 2012

Goolsby says bill would help clarify NC concealed weapon law

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video No guns in school is a no brainer, but what happens when your school is also a church? Sen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) hopes a new bill will help clarify. Full story...
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Optometrist, husband arrested after B&E report uncovers alleged pot grow house

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A Wilmington optometrist and her husband face several drug charges after police say they found a a marijuana "grow" operation in the couple's basement. Full story...
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WB aldermen vote to put smoking ban on November ballot

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video Wrightsville Beach is one step closer to enforcing a smoking ban. During a special meeting Thursday, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously voted to put the ban to a public vote. Full story...
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Texas-based company to hire 100 in Jamesville

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A company that makes retail display equipment plans to open a new facility in Jamesville where it will create 100 jobs and invest $190,000 over the next three years. Full story...
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McCrory releases travel information as mayor

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North Carolina Republican gubernatorial nominee Pat McCrory's campaign is releasing his government travel information while Charlotte mayor in the name of transparency, but Democrats say he hasn't been open enough about his private-sector work and income. Full story...
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Citrix to hire 340 in Raleigh over 5 years

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A company that provides remote access through various technologies plans to add almost 340 jobs in Raleigh over the next five years while investing $12.5 million. Full story...
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Complaint filed against Forsyth County Sheriff

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Federal lawyers have filed a complaint against Forsyth County Sheriff William Schatzman saying he unfairly fired a deputy less than a year after the officer was deployed to Afghanistan with the Army National Guard. Full story...
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Work continues on 'Iron Man 3' sets

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"Iron Man 3" sets continue to take shape at a Wilmington location. As you saw FIRST ON 3 last night, crews are preparing to shoot at National Gypsum near the State Port. Full story...
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Builders wrap up Habitat blitz early

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video Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity volunteers finished early this afternoon on their goal to build five homes in seven days. The project is in honor of the group's 25th anniversary, which helps provide lower income families with a chance at home ownership. Full story...
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US House vote helps Carolina Beach renourishment project

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The US House of Representatives has unanimously passed legislation authored by Rep. Mike McIntyre to stop the US Army Corps of Engineers Corps from terminating the Carolina Beach renourishment project. The legislation was attached to the Corps budget bill and passed with unanimous support, according to McIntyre's office. Full story...
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Interim executive director named for NC Democrats

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The North Carolina Democratic Party has hired someone within its ranks to oversee party operations temporarily following the resignation of its executive director in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Full story...
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Perdue offers sweepstakes machines tax option for education

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Gov. Bev Perdue wants North Carolina legislators to tax video sweepstakes machines as long as they're legal for more education money since lawmakers won't accept her earlier proposal to raise the sales tax. Full story...
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Board of Elections works to verify ballpark petition signatures

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections is more than halfway through verifying the thousands of signatures turned in on a petition aimed at blocking taxpayer funding of a ballpark in Wilmington. Full story...
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North Carolina drought free

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North Carolina is finally drought free. The Drought Management Advisory Council says no part of the state is experiencing drought conditions. That's the first time that's happened in nearly two years. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. hires new environmental management director

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New Hanover County has hired a new Environmental Management Director. Joe Suleyman will have to hit the ground running, as County Commissioners gave the go-ahead this week for staff to negotiate a contract with Covanta Energy to restart the old WASTEC incinerator. Full story...
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