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Archive - Feb 19, 2013

NC family receives Air Force colonel's 22 medals

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The Winston-Salem family of a U.S. Air Force colonel who served in three wars now has the 22 medals that he earned. Full story...
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Hearing on Progress rate hike sparks interest

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video The North Carolina Utility Commission held a public hearing in Wilmington Tuesday night, the topic, increase electric bills for nearly 2 million Progress Carolina customers. Visitors to the North Carolina Utility Commission public hearing were greeted by well-organized protesters. Full story...
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City Council, County Commission agree to work together

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video They’re two of the most influential governing bodies in our area and after some bad blood in the past it appears that the New Hanover County Commissioners and the Wilmington City Council are finally seeing things eye to eye. Full story...
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Tabor City man pleads guilty to insurance fraud

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A Tabor City man pleaded guilty in federal court to crop insurance fraud. Patrick Lovett, a farmer and president of Lovett Farms, faces up to 10 years in prison. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Marshals arrest fugitive in Wilmington

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videoThe US Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force caught a man today wanted for a home invasion last spring in New Hanover County. Deputies say Jonathan Kiger and his accomplices broke into an apartment on Bent Creek Road April 30 with an AR 15 rifle, a baseball bat and a stun gun. Full story...
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NTSB report explains Oak Island helicopter crash

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videoAnswers are emerging about what caused a helicopter to crash off of Oak Island last summer. According to a recently-released report from the National Transportation Safety Board, a series of highly-skilled maneuvers sent the two-seat chopper plummeting toward the water. Full story...
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Leland businesses worried about possible sign restrictions

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video Business owners in Leland are worried potential restrictions on signs in town could cost them money. Thursday town council will discuss limiting signs to a maximum height of six to eight feet depending on the business's zoning area. Full story...
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McCrory signs unemployment bill into law

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law changes to North Carolina's unemployment insurance system that supporters say will put the plan on firmer footing. Full story...
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Raising NC tanning-bed age discussed in House

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videoSome North Carolina legislators say young people should be barred from getting bronzed with tanning beds because their risks for cancer are too great. Full story...
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Jail visitor accused of fondling himself lands behind bars

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videoA Jacksonville man visiting a woman in jail landed on the other side of the bars after deputies say he got a little excited. Full story...
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Charlotte among US cities invited to bid for 2024 Olympics

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videoThe United States Olympic Committee on Tuesday sent a letter to the mayors of 35 U.S. cities inviting them to throw their names into the ring as a potential host for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Full story...
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New Hanover ABC to buy 12+ acres for new headquarters

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videoThe New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board plans to spend more than $1 million to buy a piece of land for its new headquarters. Full story...
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Coast Guard rescues 2 on stranded sailboat off NC

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The Coast Guard has rescued two people on a disabled sailboat off the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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Suspect in Durham trooper shooting in custody

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videoA North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper is recovering after being shot during a traffic stop in Durham. Officers continued to search Tuesday morning for the suspect. Full story...
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NC court reinstates murder charge in Dorman case

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has reinstated murder charges against a man who kept a Durham woman's skeleton in a backpack. Full story...
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