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Archive - Nov 11, 2013

UNC names vice chancellor for public affairs

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A senior executive in a public relations agency and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been named the school's first vice chancellor for communications and public affairs. Full story...
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5-year-old NC girl struck by SUV dies in hospital

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Authorities say a 5-year-old Fletcher girl who was struck by an SUV last week has died. Full story...
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Police in Lumberton charge 16-year-old with murder

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Lumberton police say a 16-year-old boy is charged with murder in the shooting death of a 21-year-old man. Full story...
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World War II 'Duck' that landed on D-Day coming to Wilmington

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A vintage World War II DUKW amphibious truck, nicknamed a “Duck,” that supported Allied landings in Normandy, France, on D-Day will be exhibited at the WII USO big-band dance and USO show on Nov. 22 at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, at 120 South Second Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Man wanted after high-speed chase

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video Police say a wanted man led them on a high-speed chase this weekend in Brunswick County. Navassa Police say they were doing a license check early Sunday morning, when a driver reversed and sped away. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: My Best-Ever Salvation Spaghetti

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video This is almost too simple to qualify as a recipe, but Alicia Ross says everyone she's ever served it to loves it. She shares it with all of us in this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Veterans Day events celebrate those who served

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videoToday our country celebrated the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The New Hanover County Veterans Council organized a couple of ceremonies here in the Port City. Full story...
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Woman in Philippines describes aftermath of Super Typhoon Haiyan

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videoDays after Super Typhoon Haiyan slammed through the Philippines, many people are still without power, food and water are scarce and medical supplies are quickly running out. But with communications finally back up in some areas, we were able to Skype with one Filipino woman who works for a North Carolina company about the ordeal. Full story...
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2 injured in suspected meth lab explosion in Duplin County

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Two people were seeking treatment for burns after a suspected meth lab explosion in Duplin County, investigators said. Full story...
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At 95, WWII veteran focuses on dancing

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videoA local man is celebrating Veterans Day in an extraordinary way. This World War II sailor is putting the finishing touches on his own song and dance. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want tobacco program protected

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Members of the state's congressional delegation want the federal tobacco program protected from expected budget cuts. Full story...
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Radio host Flynn to run for US Senate in NC

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Add another Republican candidate to the list of those who want to challenge Democratic US Sen. Kay Hagan a year from now. Full story...
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After striking out in Wilmington, Braves' big league plans again hinge on public financing

Last year the Atlanta Braves struck out in their attempt to get the City of Wilmington to spend tens of millions of dollars to build them a minor league baseball stadium.

Making Marines feel at home

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video owner finds families to host Marines for Thanksgiving & invites them to get free coffee for Veteran's Day at Port City Java. Full story...
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Brigade Boys & Girls Club leading vote for $50,000 grant

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videoThe Brigade Boys & Girls Club is in the lead in a nationwide vote to win a $50,000 grant through Lincoln Financial Services. The Brigade is one of 10 national finalists as well as the only non-profit in North Carolina and the only Boys & Girls Club in the finals. Full story...
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