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Archive - 2012

USA Today/Gallup Poll: 51% agree with Obama's endorsement of gay marriage

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More than half of Americans say they approve of President Obama's stance that same-sex couples should be allowed to marry legally, but 60% say that his shift in position will have no bearing on how they vote in the November election, according to a new USA TODAY/Gallup poll. Full story...
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CT teen's body spray set off fire alarm

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Officials say a fire alarm that went off at a Connecticut high school was activated by a student's "overabundance" of body spray in a locker room. Full story...
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Judge hears motions in NC governor campaign probe

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The lawyer for a New Bern man accused of hiding private flight donations to Gov. Beverly Perdue's 2008 campaign says his client provided all the information campaign officials asked of him and questions how he could have done anything differently. Full story...
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Oak Island business owner sentenced for drug trafficking

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An Oak Island business owner will spend more than two years behind bars after being convicted of drug trafficking. Charles Overman owner of Overman Electric, Inc., received a minimum mandatory sentence of 25 months in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking more than 25 pounds of marijuana. Full story...
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Deputies arrest two after motel room drug bust

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Two men are in jail charged with several drug crimes after New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies searched a Wilmington hotel room. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant pleads guilty to raping 6-year-old girl

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Luis Arturo Sanchez, 23, pled guilty on Friday afternoon in Brunswick County Superior Court to First Degree Rape for incidents that occurred with a 6 year old girl from Shallotte in 2010. Full story...
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Area law enforcement honors fallen officers

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Keeping us safe is often a dangerous job. There are thousands of men and women who put themselves in harm's way every day and many who have paid the ultimate price. Full story...
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NC man who tried to open plane door faces Mass. judge

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A North Carolina man who authorities say became disoriented and tried to open a cabin door on a US Airways Express commuter jet from Maine to Philadelphia has been released on $500 bail at his arraignment. Full story...
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Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges

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A federal judge has refused to toss out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards, meaning he will have to present his case before a jury. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue: 'We look like Mississippi'

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North Carolina Governor Bev Perdue had strong words Friday when asked about Tuesday's vote on Amendment One. "We look like Mississippi," the governor told reporters in Greenville. Full story...
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