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Archive - Sep 27, 2012

City: Flip's Bar-B-Que sign must go

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Although it's been a staple in town for 50 years, the City of Wilmington says the sign outside Flip's Bar-B-Q on Oleander Drive must come down. After a few deadline extensions, the city has given owner Bob Church until Monday to take the 65 square foot sign down. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi says laser enrichment plant would be safe

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video Earlier this week, the GE-Hitachi facility in Castle Hayne received federal approval to enrich uranium using laser technology. But what exactly does that mean, and what are the implications to our community? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Captain in parasailing deaths faces federal charges

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The captain of the boat involved in the parasailing death of two women in Ocean Isle Beach faces federal charges. Full story...
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UPDATE: Woman missing since June returns home

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Tamara Smith Hare's family says she has returned home and is safe. Full story...
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Killer who escaped NC prison farm recaptured

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A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm has been recaptured after more than four days on the run. Full story...
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UNC-CH sets up chancellor search committee

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The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is making it clear that his decision to resign is final and that he has a lot work ahead before he leaves the school in June. Full story...
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Davis takes oath for NC House

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While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term. Full story...
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Save money with local Facebook friends

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Similar to Craigslist, people can post items for sale. But "Hampstead Trade, Borrow, Sell and Swap!" is different because it is a streamlined Facebook group area residents can join and then post photos of items for sale, search for items they want or even ask to borrow something from a fellow group member. Full story...
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NFL's regular officials are coming back

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the officials will be back on the field beginning with Thursday's game between the Ravens and Browns. This marks the end of the replacement refs. Full story...
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