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Archive - Jan 14, 2013

Husband pleads guilty, heads to prison for killing wife

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video On his seventh wedding anniversary he brutally beat his wife before killing her. But would William Keith Waters spend the rest of his life in prison for committing this crime? He learned his fate today after pleading guilty in New Hanover County Court. Full story...
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'Bring it! Downtown' showing signs of success

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video Members of Wilmington's "Bring it! Downtown" campaign say the last six months were a success. The group told City Council this morning it surpassed benchmarks from council while increasing membership from 42 to 71. Full story...
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Police caught burglary suspect in the act

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video Wilmington Police say they caught a burglar red-handed early Saturday morning before he could get away. Investigators say just after midnight Saturday they got a call for a burglary in progress at 3827 Mayfield Court after a neighbor heard strange noises coming from the home next door. Full story...
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Man charged with attacking brother with machete

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video A man is in jail after Wilmington Police say he attacked his brother with a machete over the weekend. Police say around 12:45 a.m. Saturday they responded to Antonio Andre Fullwood, 37, bleeding on Dawson Street. He told officers his brother Berman Rakim Davis Jr., 39, had attacked him. Full story...
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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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Premiere date revealed for Stephen King's "Under the Dome," will film in Wilmington

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Stephen King’s adaptation of his best-selling 2009 novel, “Under the Dome,” will premiere on CBS at 10 p.m. Monday, June 24, according to a network news release. Full story...
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Bourbon St. restaurant opens downtown

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The transformation of the space at 35 N. Front St., formerly the bright and airy home of Caffé Phoenix, is impressive. Carnival masks, beads and plenty of other Crescent City trappings are unapologetically scattered throughout, creating an undeniably festive vibe. Full story...
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New Hanover Regional Medical Center expands AirLink program

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video In a collaborative to better serve the communities in its seven-county region, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has expanded its AirLink program with the addition of a second helicopter. By stationing the EC-135 T2 helicopters in Onslow and Columbus Counties, providers will be able to cut response times and deliver critical care and air ambulance services to patients following a traumatic illness or injury. Full story...
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2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

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The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the US military surged to a record 349 last year. That far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 301 military suicides in 2011. Full story...
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Campaign data show NC GOP outraises Dems for 2012

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Republicans dominated North Carolina political fundraising in the past campaign on the way to expanding their majorities in the General Assembly and getting their candidates governor and lieutenant governor elected for the first time since the 1980s. Full story...
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