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Archive - May 30, 2013

NC man sought after car torched with woman inside

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Deputies in Caldwell County have issued warrants for a man who they say doused a woman's car with gasoline and set it on fire as she and another person sat inside. Investigators say the woman came home to find someone had broken into her house. The investigators say the woman thought she knew who broke in and went with another person to confront the person she suspected. Full story...
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NC officials warn of hurricane impact inland

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State officials are reminding North Carolina residents that hurricanes don't limit their damage to the coast and that even a smaller storm or one that doesn't make landfall can cause damage. Full story...
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Plane lands on NC school field; no one hurt

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Authorities say the pilot of a small plane walked away unhurt after his aircraft crash-landed on a soccer field at Brevard Elementary School. The Federal Aviation Administration says the single-engine Cessna 182 lost power around 4:40 p.m. Thursday. Full story...
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E-mails detail citizen's attempt to broker peace between Berger, commission

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videoJust when you thought there was nothing more to learn about the battle between Brian Berger and the New Hanover County Commission, there is. Full story...
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Seahawk Nation ready to move forward after teams saved from chopping block

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video"I'm announcing today that we will continue all 19 of our sports programs," Chancellor Gary Miller announced to a crowded room at UNCW's Burney Center this morning. And with those words it was a huge sigh of relief for the sports teams at UNCW that were on the chopping block, but are not any more. Full story...
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Smithfield agrees to sale to Chinese firm

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video Bladen County is the home to the world's largest slaughter house. Soon it could be owned by a foreign company. Full story...
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More than 1,000 rare Venus Flytraps stolen from Wilmington park

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videoIt's not your typical theft, but the victims are not so typical either. The Venus Flytrap, a plant native to our area, is under attack by poachers who have targeted Wilmington's Alderman Park. Full story...
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With teams safe from cuts, ball in boosters' court

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video It came as a shock to some and a relief to others. UNC Wilmington Chancellor Gary Miller announced this morning he would not cut teams from the school athletic department. Miller's announcement got a standing ovation from seahawk athletes, but that announcement was also a call to action to the university and the community. Full story...
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Intermittent lane closures on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge begin Sunday

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videoDrivers can expect some lane closures overnight on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge starting Sunday. Full story...
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NC Senate debates undercover investigations bill

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The Humane Society says a North Carolina bill is designed to stop activists and journalists from exposing abuses and violations among food producers. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman needs help paying for K9's surgery

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videoIt's not only law enforcement officers who help keep you safe, it's also their K9s. And, after those dogs retire, sometimes they need your help. Full story...
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Treatment to fight hydrilla in Lake Waccamaw set to start

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videoTreatment will start next month to fight what the state calls a significant hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park, according to the NC Division of Parks and Recreation. Full story...
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UNCW will not cut any teams; Chancellor says more support needed

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UNCW will not cut any sports teams, despite the recommendation of a committee report commissioned by Chancellor Gary Miller. Full story...
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Thieves steal cases of beer from Walmart

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Police are looking for two men who they say stole several cases of beer from the Walmart on Sigmon Road in Wilmington early Thursday morning. Full story...
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