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Archive - Feb 20, 2013

Medical marijuana bill defeated by NC House panel

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A bill that would legalize medical marijuana possession and use in North Carolina has been rejected by a legislative committee. Full story...
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New NC Emergency Management director is agency vet

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Officials have promoted a deputy director to run North Carolina Emergency Management. Michael Sprayberry will take over his new job immediately. He was named to the post Wednesday by Department of Public Safety Secretary Kieran Shanahan. Full story...
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Southport aldermen discuss open city manager position

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videoThe Southport Board of Aldermen held a special session Wednesday night to discuss potential replacements for City Manager Pat Thomas, and it appears they have already swung and missed on one candidate. Full story...
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StarNews: Goolsby files bill to combat sex trafficking in N.C.

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videoA bill filed in the state Senate Wednesday by a local senator would require those convicted of human trafficking, or pimps, to register as sex offenders. Full story...
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Progress made on Kure Beach oceanfront park

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video The road is open and the swings are up at Kure Beach's new oceanfront park, which is next to the pier along Atlantic Avenue. The park will offer a pavilion, restrooms and a children's play area. It's set to be completed by next winter. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Head-on collision shuts down Castle Hayne Road

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department responded to a head-on collision earlier tonight on Castle Hayne Road and North Kerr Avenue. The accident happened when a sedan collided with an SUV. Both drivers were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Full story...
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Couple says Kure Beach building inspector's vendetta stalling dream home

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video A Wilmington couple spent months building their dream home in Kure Beach. They were happy to finally complete the house late last year, but they say their struggle with the town's building inspector has left the house empty and their blood boiling. Full story...
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Wilmington moving forward with pedestrian bridge near UNCW

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video Wilmington City Council is moving forward with plans to try and make crossing a busy street a lot safer. Concern from UNCW staff has the city looking at giving pedestrians a path over South College Rd. instead of across it. Full story...
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Firehouse donates to fire department

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videoNew Hanover County Fire Rescue will be able to save lives a little faster thanks to a sandwich shop. The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated more than $15,000 worth of equipment to the fire department today. Full story...
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Soles is getting Order of the Long Leaf Pine

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Two weeks after cancelling the ceremony to receive the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, it appears former Sen. R.C. Soles will in fact get the award. Full story...
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Duke lacrosse accuser makes bond on murder charge

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The woman who falsely accused three Duke University lacrosse players of raping her has been released on bond to await trial for her boyfriend's murder. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach receives grant from Reeve Foundation

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The Town of Wrightsville is pleased to announce that it has received a $6,000 Quality of Life grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. Full story...
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Surging gas prices hitting many drivers hard

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videoAnother day, another dollar. Several dollars if you've visited a gas pump in the past few days. The cost of gas has gone up again. That has many people wondering what they're going to do to get by. Full story...
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DAK Americas might close Navassa plant

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videoDAK Americas is considering shutting down its plant in Navassa, the company said Wednesday. The Brunswick County plant employs 350 full-time employees as well as another 250 contract workers. Full story...
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NCDOT to hold public hearings on proposed ferry toll rates

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The NC Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings about proposed toll changes on its ferry routes, including the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. Full story...
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