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Archive - 2012

Wilmington groups mark start of Kwanzaa

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video To honor the first night of Kwanzaa, Life Changing Ministries and the Burnett-Eaton Museum are celebrating the holidays' seven principles: umoja (unity), Kujichagulia (self-determination), ujima (collective work and responsibility), ujamma (cooperative economics), nia (purpose), kuumba (creativity), imani (faith). Full story...
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Christmas tree recycling underway

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video The holidays are winding down, and Christmas tree recycling is underway in New Hanover County and other communities around our area. Full story...
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Lightning strike starts fire at home in northern New Hanover

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video A house fire that started after a lightning strike early this morning caused “very extensive” damage to a home in northern New Hanover County, according to fire officials. Full story...
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Stormy weather makes for wild Wednesday morning

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video It's the day after Christmas, and the weather outside is frightful. Our weather team has been predicting powerful storms, and today Mother Nature proved them right. Full story...
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NHRMC bars young visitors to curb flu spread

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video Concerns about the spread of the flu has led New Hanover Regional Medical Center to restrict visitors ages 12 and under starting tomorrow. Full story...
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Wilmington 10 makes 'closing argument' for pardons

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video The surviving members of the Wilmington 10 are making one final push for pardons before Gov. Bev Perdue leaves office next week. Full story...
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Insurers want changes amid low NC auto rates

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video North Carolina has some of the lowest auto insurance rates in the country, but a group of insurers who want changes say the system is unfair to good drivers. Full story...
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Updated indictment filed against ex-NC lawmaker

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Additional charges have been filed against a former North Carolina state legislator accused of theft and money laundering related to federal funds loaned to his company. Full story...
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Investigation continues into Christmas Eve shooting

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video The investigation continues into the shooting of a man and his son in Bladen County Christmas Eve. Investigators say the two were shot after a dispute about alleged trespassing. Full story...
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Power companies want to pay less for solar energy

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video Progress Energy and its parent company, Duke Energy, want to slash what they pay solar generators for electricity by as much as 29 percent. Full story...
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Can Zack Allen develop into UNCW scoring threat?

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videoThis season the UNCW men's basketball team has two players on the team that call Wilmington home. Former Hoggard Viking Zack Allen and former New Hanover Wildcat Freddie Jackson both reside in the Port City. Allen is a walk-on. He's in his first season at UNCW. Allen has only played in one game this season, but that may change soon if he keeps knocking down shots in practice from behind the arc. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother of fallen soldier remembers son on Christmas

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videoChristmas is a time to celebrate and count your blessings, but this holiday season has been especially tough for the Butler family. Army Sgt. T.J. Butler was killed in action in October by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Now, his family is trying to figure out how to celebrate Christmas while remembering their own angel. Full story...
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Wilmington police captain makes working the holiday easier

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While many of us are home enjoying our families, police officers are still out keeping the streets safe. One captain with the Wilmington Police Department made working on the holiday a little easier. Full story...
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Northhampton County detective cleared of charge

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A misdemeanor assault and battery charge has been dropped against a Northhampton County sheriff's investigator who was charged while working security at a nightclub. Full story...
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NC megaport opponents turn to seashore project

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The people who fought a megaport on North Carolina's coast are in the early stages of trying to preserve much of the same area along the lower Cape Fear River. Full story...
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