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Archive - Jul 4, 2012

Battleship draws patriotic crowd on Independence Day

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For many, the 4th of July is a time to reflect on American history. And on that note, the USS North Carolina was a popular spot today. Full story...
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NC lawmakers protect insurance whistleblowers

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North Carolina lawmakers are acting to protect whistleblowers after a hospital sued a former employee who reported what the state auditor later determined were excessive taxpayer charges. Full story...
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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

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Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking. Full story...
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Soldier drowns after car crashes in Jordan Lake

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A soldier drowned early Wednesday morning after his car was found in Jordan Lake, according to authorities. Full story...
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Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

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Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest. The San Jose, CA, man known as "Jaws" scarfed down 68 hot dogs and buns to win Wednesday in Brooklyn. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Progress CEO out, gets up to $10.3M after merger

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The Progress Energy chief executive whose sudden departure was announced hours after the merger creating America's largest electric utility is getting a big payout. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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