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Archive - Jul 2012

Police looking for suspect in shooting of car, house, dog

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Wilmington Police say a 4th of July domestic disturbance turned into multiple crimes involving a baby and a family pet. Full story...
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Man arrested after he reportedly 'flipped out,' attacked cop

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A man is in jail after witnesses and police say he "flipped out," abandoned his young sister and allegedly attacked a Wilmington Police officer. Full story...
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Wilmington-based Castle Branch adding more jobs

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Wilmington-based Castle Branch Inc., says it plans to add more than 50 new jobs over the next year. Castle Branch is the 10th largest privately held employment screening company in the country. Full story...
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StarNewsOnline: Tree falls on car, blocks Market Street

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A Wilmington man was shaken up but uninjured Thursday morning after a large tree branch fell on his car as he was driving on Market Street. Full story...
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Drought conditions return to North Carolina for first time since May

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Drought has returned to North Carolina for the first time in more than a month, due to below normal rainfall and record-breaking temperatures. Full story...
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Belville leaders to discuss merger with Leland tonight

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Belville town leaders will meet tonight to discuss a recent presentation about merging with the Town of Leland. The special meeting starts at 7 p.m. at Belville Town Hall. Full story...
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NC Mental Health director dies in bicycle crash

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The head of North Carolina's mental health division has been killed after his bicycle collided with a tractor trailer in Raleigh. Full story...
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Trading, rather than buying, is a new trend

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videoNew trend pulls community members together to swap goods. Full story...
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Massive crowd enjoys holiday festivities on Wilmington riverfront

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video It was a night full of red, white and blue across the Cape Fear. Full story...
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Three break-ins at Wilmington restaurant in three weeks

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video For the third time in three weeks, Salt Works II has had a brick thrown through its windows. The owners of the restaurant on Wrightsville Avenue in Wilmington are angry and offering a $1,000 reward for anyone with information leading to an arrest. Full story...
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NC National Guard troops welcomed home on holiday

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More than 100 North Carolina National Guard members are returning home on Independence Day to reunite with their family members after being separated for a year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: One year after Pine Valley murder, victim's family looking for answers

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video The morning of July 4, 2011, Carol Ann Johnson, 59, was found dead in her home off Pine Valley Drive in Wilmington. Now on the anniversary of her murder, her family continues to search for answers in hopes her case will not go cold, and that her killer is caught. Full story...
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Mid-week holiday crowds big boost for beach businesses

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video It's no secret that on Independence Day many locals and vacationers make their way to the beach. What may be surprising is how much businesses there rely on the influx of people. Full story...
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Southport continues centuries old celebration

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video Southport is famous for its Independence Day celebration. The North Carolina 4th of July Festival traces its origins back to the late 1700s, and it is thought to be one of the oldest celebrations of its kind in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Cape Fear 7's Rugby Tournament this weekend

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video The nation's only two-day rugby sevens tournament is back at Ogden Park this weekend. It's an annual tradition in the Wilmington area during July 4 week. Full story...
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