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Archive - Jan 31, 2013

Wilmington lagging in job creation

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video A recent North Carolina Department of Commerce study shows that Wilmington has the third worst job creation rate in the state of North Carolina, but one area business is helping to buck that trend. Full story...
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Marvel releases new 'Iron Man 3' teaser

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video"Iron Man 3" flies into theaters later this year, and fans are getting another glimpse into the Wilmington-filmed movie. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: MLK Parade move creates split along Castle Street

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videoThere's been a lot of debate about the new route this year's Martin Luther King Jr. Parade took through Wilmington last week. You've probably heard about issues downtown businesses had with the move to Front Street, but there are also complaints from the parade's old route. Full story...
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Surf City motel destroyed, one person hurt

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videoTiffany's motel went up in flames around 3 a.m. The building was a historic part of Surf City. When the call came in, flames were engulfing Tiffany's motel, and strong winds quickly spread the flames to nearby buildings. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Good samaritan comforts victim of crash that closed I-40

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video Emergency workers had to use the jaws of life today to pry a woman from her car. The crash in Pender County closed down I-40 this afternoon for almost an hour near mile marker 401, but a good samaritan showed up just in time to help save the day. Full story...
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Parking fees could be on rise again in Wrightsville Beach

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videoDespite already having the highest rate around, the Wrightsville Beach Board of Alderman is considering another increase in parking fees. Full story...
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Beach parking in Oak Island might soon cost money

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videoOak Island Town Manager Steve Foster knew it was a hot-button issue when he proposed the town look into charging for parking. There is a perception it would steer visitors away from the island or impact residents negatively. Full story...
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WPD releases more details on Tuesday shooting, standoff

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Wilmington Police have released new details in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday that had four Wilmington schools on lockdown for hours during a standoff. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises heart health awareness for women

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videoLadies, listen up. The number one killer of women is on the loose, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Foundation's Red Dress Project looks to bring it to justice. Full story...
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NC Medicaid's management criticized in new audit

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he is withholding judgment on whether the state should expand Medicaid under the federal Affordable Care Act until his administration can fix serious mismanagement within the program. Full story...
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NC unemployment debt fix backed by House panel

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An unemployment insurance system overhaul for North Carolina has cleared its first hurdle early in the General Assembly as a House committee agreed to changes that would include cutting jobless benefits and raising employee taxes. Full story...
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Pain clinic agrees to settle HIV complaint

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The US Justice Department is settling a claim against a North Carolina pain clinic that refused to treat a woman because she has AIDS. Full story...
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NC lawmakers acting fast to block Medicaid growth

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North Carolina legislators are moving quickly to block the state from expanding the government health insurance plan for the poor to cover about 650,000 uninsured residents. Full story...
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School bus tires slashed at Topsail High

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videoSome students in Pender County got a late start to their school day after vandals apparently targeted school buses. A statement from Pender County Schools says at 5:15 a.m., bus drivers arrived to begin their routes and found flat tires on 15 buses parked at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Storm brings high winds, flooding to NC

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A winter storm system brought high winds and heavy rains that sparked some flooding in western North Carolina. Nearly 14,000 customers were still without electric service late Thursday morning. Full story...
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