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Archive - Feb 25, 2013

The simple sound of a box fan...

If you were asked to name the sweetest sound you can remember from childhood, what would it be? Perhaps it was the crack of a baseball bat at spring practice.

GOP bill would pay private tuition with state cash

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Lawmakers in the North Carolina Legislature soon will consider a bill that would designate state money to help pay private school tuition for some children. Full story...
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McCrory approves of illegal immigrant licenses

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he supports issuing distinctively marked drivers licenses to some illegal immigrants. Full story...
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McCrory details talks during trip to Washington

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he asked President Barack Obama and some of his Cabinet questions about issues he's concerned about during a visit to Washington - but didn't always get the full answer he wanted. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man charged with DWI after fatal crash

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videoA man involved in a fatal crash in Wilmington Sunday night on Carolina Beach Road that killed a man on a motorcycle is charged with DWI. Full story...
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Train car derails in Wilmington

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videoA tank car derailed on 2nd and Kidder streets in Wilmington around 11 a.m. Full story...
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Two convicted of armed robbery in Columbus County

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video Two armed robbers are heading to prison after trials last week in Columbus County. One of the men robbed a Vietnam veteran confined to a wheelchair outside a Lake Waccamaw assisted living facility. Full story...
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Stedman Gage memorial set for Tuesday morning

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videoA memorial service is planned for a Wilmington native and UNC student who was found dead in Chapel Hill over the weekend. Full story...
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Wilmington teen charged with sexual assault in Pender Co.

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videoA Wilmington teen is facing several sexual assault charges including attempted rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested 17-year-old Tyler Koenig last week. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Full story...
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Two arrested after car stolen outside Soles's home, crashed

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videoTabor City Police arrested two people over the weekend in connection with a chase that ended in a crash Saturday night, and the crime apparently started at a well-known address in town. Investigators say the vehicle was stolen from outside former Sen. R.C. Soles's home. Full story...
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Someone steals panties from NC Victoria's Secret

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Someone is raiding a Victoria's Secret store in Gaston County and taking hundreds of pairs of panties. Full story...
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Man falls leaving UNCW basketball game, dies day later

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A Wilmington man accidentally fell and hit his head leaving the UNCW basketball Saturday night. Relatives say Francis Houts was taken to the hospital, but never woke up. They say he was pulled off life support Sunday. Full story...
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Company will not build tower along Market Street

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videoA South Carolina company has decided not to pursue its bid to build a 190-foot cell phone tower at 7238 Market St. Full story...
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Busy intersection back open after crash takes down pole, traffic signals

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The intersection of College Rd. and Shipyard Blvd. is back open after a crash took down a pole and traffic signals. DOT crews worked for 4 hours to repair power of the intersection's traffic lights. Full story...
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