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Archive - Mar 6, 2013

Chief: Code of silence led to mess, embarrassment for WPD

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says what started as a response to a citizen complaint turned into an embarrassment and a mess. Evangelous says mistakes and failures in judgement by officers during a prostitution sting last year has led to changes for his department. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Latimer House

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video If its history you want, you have come to the right place. The Latimer house is the story of the Latimer family. Full story...
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NC teacher pay slides against peer states

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While North Carolina's public schools have shown improvements in graduation rates and other indicators, teacher pay dropped to among the lowest in the country as the state struggled through the recession. Full story...
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High winds halt traffic, ferry service on NC coast

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A low pressure system that's dumping snow along the mid-Atlantic coast is creating problems on North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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NC man convicted in death of 23-month-old son

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A Mecklenburg County jury has convicted a Charlotte man in the 2008 beating death of his 23-month-old son. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching their verdicts Wednesday in the trial of Andre Hampton. Full story...
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Feds will investigate sexual assaults at UNC-CH

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The U.S. Education Department says it will investigate a complaint filed by five women about the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's handling of sexual assault cases. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Dressing up your dining room table

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video Last week, Randy Aldridge showed you how to make your own table runner. This week, he has an idea for an easy centerpiece that goes perfectly with it. If you are entertaining guests and want to dress up your dining room table, check out Randy to the Rescue. Full story...
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Watch full Evangelous news conference

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videoToday, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, clearly angered by what happened, faced reporters during a 28-minute news conference, where reporters fired questions, many of which the chief declined to answer with any detail citing personnel laws. Full story...
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CFCC honors 'godfather' of NC community college system

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videoConsidered to be the philosophical godfather of the state's community college system, Cape Fear Community College honored Dr. Dallas Herring today. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach gets update on bridge work

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Wrightsville Beach officials met with the NCDOT today for an update on the drawbridge project. The bridge has been under full time construction since October. Full story...
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Accident involving four vehicles, towed boat slows 421

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video A chain reaction on the Thomas Rhodes Bridge near Wilmington today led to a boat being pushed off the bridge. Full story...
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Wilmington water bills may be going up $5 per month

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video Under the proposal, the average residential customer using 10,000 gallons bi-monthly would see a rate increase that will address more than $25 million dollars in future sewer and water infrastructure projects, as well as increased operating costs and service on CFPUA’s debt. An average residential customer will see their bill rise $4.90 a month or $9.80 every billing period. CFPUA’s billing cycle is every other month. Full story...
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Man dies after shooting in Columbus County

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videoOne person is dead after a shooting last night in Columbus County. Investigators say it happened at about 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Golf Course Rd. and Union Valley Rd. located northwest of Whiteville. Full story...
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NC lottery ad changes going to House panel

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Bipartisan legislation to place more advertising restrictions on North Carolina's lottery and scale back its marketing connections to education is to be considered in the state House. Full story...
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"Read Across America" at Forest Hills Elementary

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Tim Buckley and Cacky Catlett were among many visitors to Forest Hills Elementary who stopped to read stories to children Tuesday. Full story...
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