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Archive - Feb 4, 2013

Bladen county attorney: SBI won't be called to investigate jail beating case

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video Bladen county commissioners met for the first time Monday night since an inmate was beaten in the county jail. Commissioners said the recent case of violence would not be added to the agenda but would be discussed in a private session. Full story...
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Jury begins deliberations in case of slain NC teen

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A Baltimore jury has begun deliberations in the first-degree murder trial of a man accused of killing a North Carolina teenager. Full story...
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NC Senate blocks federal health overhaul offerings

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The North Carolina state Senate has given its initial OK to legislation that would block expansion of Medicaid under the health care overhaul and let the federal government build the state's health insurance exchange. Full story...
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NC lawmakers want McCrory to give address Feb. 18

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New Gov. Pat McCrory is expected to address the North Carolina General Assembly for his State of the State address later this month. Senate Republicans filed a resolution Monday inviting McCrory to speak to a joint session of the House and Senate at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 in the House chamber. Full story...
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StarNews: 4 groups hope to open charter schools in Southeastern N.C. for 2014-15

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videoFour groups in Southeastern North Carolina say they want to open charter schools in the 2014-15 school year – a move that, if approved, would more than double the number of charter schools in the area. Full story...
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Drug trafficker sentenced to 15 years in prison

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videoA Wilmington drug trafficker has been sentenced to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release when he gets out. Last February David Crummy pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with the intent to distribute and distributing more than 280 grams of crack cocaine. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former congressional candidate arrested on charges of stalking

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video A former Congressional hopeful is back in the spotlight, but it has nothing to do with politics. Will Breazeale ran two unsuccessful races for the 7th District US House seat in 2008 and 2010. He was arrested in Florida last week. Full story...
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McCrory appoints Wilmington attorney to Transportation Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has tapped a Wilmington attorney to represent southeastern North Carolina on the state's Board of Transportation. The Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee was now review Michael Lee's appointment. Full story...
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Wave makes changes, including route to Carolina Beach

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video Bus riders in Wilmington got to ride the wave for free today. Wave Transit offered free fares today to kick off the bus system's new routes, including one to Carolina Beach, but not everyone is happy about these changes. Full story...
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Effort building to change US pot laws

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From legalizing the industrial production of hemp to establishing a federal tax, an effort is building in Congress to change U.S. marijuana laws. Full story...
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Mike Easley gets law license back

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video Former North Carolina Governor Mike Easley has his license to practice law again. The two-term Democratic governor hasn't had a license in over two years. Full story...
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NC judge hears software sweepstakes case

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A judge in Davidson County is listening to a request to dismiss a lawsuit against Gov. Pat McCrory and another North Carolina official by an Internet sweepstakes business. Full story...
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Fire under investigation at Carolina Beach motel

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video Firefighters are investigating a fire at a Carolina Beach motel. Manager Tammy Rackley says this afternoon the staff at Russo's Motel at 213 Cape Fear Blvd. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fourth inmate charged in Bladen Co. Jail beating

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video A fourth inmate has been charged with the assault of a fellow inmate last month at the Bladen County Jail. David Wilson Gilchrist, 18, of Elizabethtown, is charged with assault inflicting serious bodily injury and second degree kidnapping. Full story...
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City conducts survey for MLK Parade feedback

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video The City of Wilmington is looking for more feedback on the Martin Luther King Day Parade. The city is encouraging interested citizens to give input through an online survey. Full story...
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