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Archive - Jul 2012

Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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Andy Griffith dead at 86; NC reacts

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video Legendary actor Andy Griffith has died at his home in Dare County. Sheriff Doug Doughtie says in statement Griffith died Tuesday at about 7 a.m. Full story...
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Senior Center honors Independence Day, military early

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video Independence Day came a day early for at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, where they held an Independence Day Celebration today to not only celebrate, but to honor those who gave it all. Full story...
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StarNewsOnline.com: 15-year-old suspect in delivery driver murder to be tried as adult

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A judge ruled Tuesday that a 15-year-old accused of murder in the robbery and killing of a food delivery driver last month will be tried as an adult, Assistant District Attorney Dru Lewis said. Full story...
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Hamilton defends vote against fracking veto

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video A state representative from Wilmington is defending her vote that helped override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill on fracking. The vote is also earning Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) a lot of criticism. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'Safe Haven' shoot around region this month

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be flying north to Duplin County. Before that, the "Iron Man" team has several shoots set for Wilmington. Full story...
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General Assembly extends film incentives, heads home

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Before adjourning their session, state lawmakers gave final approval to extending film incentives today. Full story...
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Legislature wraps up work with flurry of bills

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The North Carolina Legislature has completed its work for the year following a seven-week session. The House adjourned Tuesday afternoon after action on more than a dozen bills. The Senate finished voting on legislation around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Flags lowered to honor NC-based crew in wildfire plane crash

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Flags at state buildings across North Carolina were lowered today in honor of the Charlotte-based crew of an Air National Guard plane that crashed over the weekend. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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Funeral set for officer shot at Fort Bragg

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Funeral services have been set in Texas for a battlefield surveillance unit leader killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC legislature bans sea level science

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North Carolina legislators have approved a four-year ban on using a state-sponsored science panel's predictions on the rate of sea level rise in dealing with coastal development issues. Full story...
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Environmental group rescinds Hamilton award after fracking flip flop

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The North Carolina League of Conservation Voters (NCLCV) announced today it is rescinding its "Rising Star" award given to Rep. Susi Hamilton on June 20. Full story...
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Sparklers can be just as dangerous as illegal fireworks

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videoStay safe this 4th of July with tips from Wilmington Fire Department. Full story...
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Urgent care firm settles billing with US for $10M

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Federal prosecutors in North Carolina say an operator of urgent care clinics in six states will pay $10 million to settle allegations it submitted false and inflated bills to taxpayer-supported benefit programs. Full story...
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