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Archive - Mar 1, 2013

McCrory visits Billy Graham on NC mountain trip

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Gov. Pat McCrory visited with the Rev. Billy Graham during a trip to the North Carolina mountains. McCrory's office released Friday a photo of the new governor with the evangelist and his son the Rev. Franklin Graham at the elder Graham's home in Montreat. Full story...
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NC House Republicans to unveil voter ID plans

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North Carolina House Republicans will soon begin a process they believe will ultimately end in a law requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting in person. Full story...
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Explore with George: Breast cancer awareness pajama party

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videoThe third annual pajama party for breast cancer awareness was tonight at the Lazy Pirate in Carolina Beach. There was food, entertainment, vendors and raffles, all to help out the cause. Our George Elliott put on his own PJs and headed over there. Full story...
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Former heavyweight champ kicks off book tour

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video James “Bonecrusher” Smith, the former heavyweight champ from Magnolia held a book signing Friday night at Hooters. Smith was the first heavyweight champion with a college degree. “Bonecrusher” welcomed fans, took pictures and showed off some memorabilia from his boxing days. Full story...
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

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videoPresident Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Easy Elegant Pears with Red Wine Glaze

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Do you want to know how to turn an ordinary canned fruit into an extraordinary dessert? Of course Alicia Ross knows how. She has a recipe for easy elegant pears in a red wine glaze for this week's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Wilmington firefighters union writes open letter to city council regarding pay

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video It’s one of the most important public services a community can have, but the Wilmington Fire Department says their current pay rate is unsustainable and unacceptable. Full story...
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Castle Branch to bring headquarters, 420 jobs to Wilmington

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video After looking into opportunities in California and Canada, Castle Branch, which does background and drug screenings for employers, says Wilmington is the place it will continue to call home. Full story...
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Michael Jordan targeted in Ga. paternity suit

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An Atlanta woman has filed a lawsuit saying basketball Hall of Famer and Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan is the father of her teenage son. Full story...
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Diligence closed to tours during maintenance work

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is usually open for tours during Azalea Festival, but not this year. The ship will be closed for tours until late April for maintenance. Full story...
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Relay from Raleigh kicks off Race for the Cure in Wilmington

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videoWilmington kicked off this weekend's Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure today as a team of survivors, runners and co-survivors arrived after a relay from Raleigh. Full story...
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Attorneys offer free advice by phone

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videoMembers of the North Carolina Bar Association across the state are spending the day on the phone trying to help. Volunteer attorneys are offering free legal advice to anyone who calls in until 7:30 p.m. Full story...
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Progress Energy reaches deal on rate increase

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videoIt looks like power rates are going up for a lot of people in southeastern North Carolina. Progress Energy Carolinas says it has reached an agreement with the North Carolina Utilities Commission Public Staff to raise its rates as early as this summer. Full story...
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Registered sex offender charged with 20-year-old crimes against child

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videoA registered sex offender is back in jail charged with sex crimes against a child two decades ago. The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested Barry Gene Gurganious, 42, of Currie Tuesday for two counts of first degree statutory sexual offense and two counts of indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Former Leland police officers stripped of certification

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video A North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman says five former Leland police officers are no longer sworn law enforcement officers. Former Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Ofc. Michael Landen and Ofc. John Blasingame all either quit or were fired last spring as the SBI investigated allegations of problems within the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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