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Archive - Sep 14, 2012

Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival unveils artwork

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The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival has unveiled the artwork for this year's event. The painting of a tropically-inspired musician playing the blues as sunset descends over the Cape Fear River is by Wilmington's Barton Hatcher, who grew up in Bladen County. Full story...
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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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Plane wreckage found in southern Colorado may be from NC

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A search team is on the way to the wreckage of a plane that apparently crashed west of Trinidad in southern Colorado. Full story...
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Romney sees 'middle-income' as $200K to $250K and less, as does Obama

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both promising tax relief for middle-income Americans. But what's the definition of "middle-income?" Full story...
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First lady slated to visit two NC cities next week

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina next week for campaign events in Greenville and Durham. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in North Carolina announced Friday that his wife will participate in "grass-roots events" in the two cities Wednesday. Full story...
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More aides leaving Gov. Perdue's administration

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There's more evidence of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's administration winding down with the departure of two additional top aides from her office. Full story...
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Cape Fear Bridge closed three nights starting next week

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The NC Department of Transportation will close the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge in on three separate nights beginning Wednesday to do electrical and mechanical repairs. Full story...
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Wilmington releases details of tentative ballpark plan

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video The Atlanta Braves, Mandalay Baseball Properties and the City of Wilmington have reached a tentative ballpark agreement. The city says the cost of the ballpark will not exceed $31 million and would be paid for by a 2.5-cent property tax increase. View Memorandum of Understanding inside. Full story...
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Death Valley recognized as world's hottest spot

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An international team of weather experts has named California's Death Valley the world's hottest place. The World Meteorological Organization says the title comes after it investigated a long-held record from El Azizia, Libya, and found that an inexperienced weather observer recorded the temperature incorrectly. Full story...
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