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Archive - 2012

ONLY ON 3: A look at CFPUA program to help residents without water

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video New Hanover County Commissioners want to help county residents struggling to pay their Cape Fear Public Utility Authority bills. It's a move that has some people asking why the county is getting into the charity business and wondering how the CFPUA's Neighbors Helping Neighbors program works. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue rejects Sen. Berger's tax hike debate

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has dismissed an invitation by legislative leaders to debate her sales tax increase proposal, calling it a political stunt. Full story...
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Former city councilman's attorneys question WHA CEO's power to sue

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video The jury has not been seated, yet in the trial involving the Wilmington Housing Authority and a former city councilman is already heating up. Full story...
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CFCC honors history as newest campus building reaches milestone

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video A piece of the past is slowly taking shape in downtown Wilmington. Today, Cape Fear Community College held a topping out ceremony for the new Union Station building. But the building wasn't the only center of attention. Full story...
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Berger goes off on StarNews reporter in e-mail

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Good luck. Keep your deceitful “reports” coming. I’ve heard less gossip and misplaced rumors in teenagers conversations than in your agenda-driven, weak reporting. I’m ashamed for you. I thought you might have some integrity and talent, but you’ve shown none of either. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Poll - If Mayor Saffo ran against Senator Goolsby

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According to a new poll conducted on behalf of Progress North Carolina, a New Hanover senate seat could be very competitive this fall. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Kure Beach Commissioner gets probation on drug charge

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According to the Clerk of Court, Barry Nelder will be on supervised probation for the next 12 months. He must also pay a $100 fine and do community service. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Jersey Mike's damaged by car re-opening tomorrow

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Get ready to have your sub Mike's Way once again. Full story...
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Romney campaign touts his tax return transparency

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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those earnings, $21.7 million, put him among the wealthiest of American taxpayers. Romney's campaign said Tuesday he followed all tax laws. Full story...
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Chief Jayne announces 2012 Leland Citizens Academy registration

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The academy is designed to inform citizens about the different functions of the police department and to give insight into what training police officers complete to become officers. Full story...
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Scorsese's 'Hugo' leads Oscars 11 nominations

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Martin Scorsese's Paris adventure "Hugo" leads the Academy Awards with 11 nominations, among them best picture and the latest director slot for the Oscar-winning filmmaker. Full story...
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Charlotte City Council OKs broader police powers for DNC

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Charlotte will have new laws that give police more power to stop and search people when the Democratic National Convention comes to town later this year. Full story...
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Grandmother sent to prison after pit bulls maul grandson

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A North Carolina woman will have to spend at least two years in prison after her grandson was mauled by family pit bulls and left in critical condition. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender Co. to introduce new county manager Thursday

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Pender County will introduce its new manager later this week. The County Commission will appoint Dr. Michael N. "Mickey" Duvall of Franklin as the new county manager Thursday morning. Duvall currently serves as the county manager in Graham County. Full story...
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NC school choice advocates celebrate good year

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A former Durham community activist who later became school superintendent in Wisconsin's largest city is praising new North Carolina laws favoring school choice. Full story...
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