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Archive - Feb 28, 2013

Fire strikes NC Freightliner plant in Mount Holly

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A two-alarm fire at Freightliner's truck manufacturing plant in North Carolina forced a temporary halt to operations. Full story...
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AP-NC-XGR--Charlotte Airport Charlotte airport bill delayed in NC Senate

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Charlotte's mayor is pleased that legislators slowed a bill that would shift control of North Carolina's largest airport from the city to a regional authority. Full story...
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Rally planned at UNC-CH on sexual assault issues

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UNC-Chapel Hill students are planning a rally to support a sophomore charged with violating the school's honor code by speaking out about her allegations of rape. Full story...
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Local leaders advocate for offshore wind

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Senator Kay Hagan and Representatives David Price and Mike McIntyre have joined the call for offshore wind development in North Carolina. Full story...
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Explore with George: Quintiles marathon, half-marathon and 5K

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It's just a couple of short weeks until the Quintles marathon, half-marathon and 5K out at Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Navassa shooting leaves man with hip wound

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A shooting in Navassa left one man with a bullet wound to the hip. Brunswick County dispatch received a call around 6:30 Thursday that a person had been shot in the 500 block of Plum Street. Full story...
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StarNews: UNCW fee increase will add $1.2 million to athletic budget

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The UNCW athletic department will receive a much-needed financial boost in the 2013-14 academic year. Earlier this month, the UNC Board of Governors approved an athletics fee increase that will funnel an additional $1.2 million into the UNCW athletic budget. Full story...
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Town hall meeting focuses on sequester's effects

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video Concerned Veterans for America held a town hall meeting at the VFW in Wilmington to energize the community to speak out about the sequester. The main discussion today was how federal budget cuts would affect national security. Full story...
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School safety summit planned in Wilmington

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Community leaders in New Hanover County are ready to take a stand against the school shootings. Full story...
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Pope's resignation a lesson in living history for Catholic schools

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video In Rome today, Pope Benedict XVI bid farewell to the Vatican becoming the first pontiff in six centuries to resign. Here in Wilmington, Catholic school teachers are taking this opportunity to educate children on this history in the making and everything involved in choosing up with a new Pope. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to theft of winning $1 million scratch-off ticket

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A Wilmington man charged with the theft of a winning lottery ticket that his wife claimed, pleaded guilty this month to stealing the ticket from the gas station where he worked. Full story...
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Deputies: Man who wanted to buy gun tried to steal gun with gun

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Investigators in Bladen County say a man who wanted to buy a gun instead tried to use it to steal it. The Sheriff's Office says Rodney Autry Jr., 22, of Elizabethtown, told the victim he was interested in buying his handgun. Full story...
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Elizabethtown Police make arrest for attempted murder

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An Elizabethtown man is charged with attempted murder after police say he shot out the back window of a moving car last night. Full story...
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Building History: Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church

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video It's a small church with a big history. Chestnut Street Presbyterian Church has been serving the faithful for almost 150 years. Watch the video. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Komen 'Race for the Cure' downtown this weekend

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The Wilmington Race for the Cure® is happening downtown this weekend! As a fundraising event in the fight against breast cancer, we expect over 2,500 runners and walkers to participate in the 5K event on Saturday morning, March 2nd. Full story...
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