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Archive - Jan 8, 2013

NC fiddler's festival finished after 42 years

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Organizers in Iredell County have decided to end the Ole Time Fiddler's and Bluegrass Festival after 42 years. Hank Van Hoy, whose father Harper started the festival in 1970, said the decision was based in part on the difficulty of organizing the festival while working full time and the cost of putting it on. He said it was better to leave people with good memories rather than have something just die on the vine. Full story...
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Police search for motive in Greensboro shootings

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Police in Greensboro continue their search for a motive in the shooting deaths of two people in a townhome complex. Authorities said 14-year-old Maurice Edmonds II and his mother, 47-year-old Sandra Palmer were killed. Palmer's daughter, 18-year-old Danielle Jameison, and Palmer's boyfriend and Edmonds' father, 46-year-old Maurice Eugene Edmonds, were wounded. Full story...
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Education Lottery to review award of $200,000 prize to Wilmington winner

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video Tuesday, the lottery announced Lisa Priola of Wilmington had won a $200,000 prize, and even included a picture of a woman with a big check. Later the lottery said it learned that the winner's mother, Grace Priola, was allowed to accept the prize of behalf of her daughter. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Ana Valle-Greene

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video Do you ever feel like the person you're speaking to is talking in another language? Whether you don't understand the subject or your mind is wandering, it happens to the best of us. Full story...
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StarNews: Carolina Beach hires Bruce Shell as interim town manager

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council has hired Bruce Shell to serve as interim town manager. Full story...
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Officers to remain in Brunswick County Schools

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video The Brunswick County Board of Education approved taking $245,838 from fund balance to retain school resource officers in all elementary schools for the remainder of the 2012-13 school year. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools lower dropout rate to less than 3%

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video New Hanover County Schools announced today the latest dropout rate is 2.26%, the lowest it's been since the 2001-2002 academic year and lower than last year's 3.83%. Full story...
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Aquarium cares for cold-shocked loggerheads

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videoThe North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher opened its doors to eight injured loggerhead sea turtles New Years Day. Full story...
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Owens starts anew in Wrightsville Beach

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video A familiar face started a job in a new place. Today was Tim Owens's first day as Wrightsville Beach's town manager. Full story...
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Suspect in baseball bat beating claims innocence

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video A Brunswick County man charged in connection with a baseball bat beating that killed another man says he is innocent. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW professor's previous publications attracting attention

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videoUNCW recently hired an English professor whose previous publications are worrying some parents. Students say although some of the poems are shocking, they do not have a problem with the professor's risque work, and the university agrees. Full story...
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As milestone birthday passes, Wilmington man's murder still unsolved

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video A Wilmington family should be celebrating a loved one's milestone birthday. Instead, they're still trying to find out who killed him nearly six years ago. Full story...
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Columbus County also exploring increasing officers in schools

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video Columbus County Superintendent Alan Faulk says safety is one of his school system's top priorities. At a meeting Monday night, educators asked county commissioners for support to make area schools safer. Full story...
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Record number of meth labs busted in NC last year

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video North Carolina's attorney general says officers busted a record number of meth labs in 2012 as labs where a small amount of drug is made became more popular. Full story...
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Break-in suspect linked to other thefts

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video Investigators have linked a man arrested for allegedly breaking into cars last month to more break-ins. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Justin Hunter Stroupe, 23, December 17. Full story...
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