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Archive - Jun 20, 2013

Southport's first black police chief remembered, laid to rest

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videoSouthport's first black police chief died in his sleep Monday. Southport's first black police chief, George McCracken, 72, died in his sleep Monday. His funeral will be held today at Southport Baptist Church on Howe Street at 2 p.m. Full story...
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UNC escapes sanctions from accrediting body

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The agency that accredits the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says the school will not be sanctioned for the academic scandal involving its athletic department. Full story...
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Cumberland teenager is 2nd drowning victim in June

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Divers have found the body of a 17-year-old Cumberland County teenager who disappeared after going swimming in a local creek. Full story...
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NC gas tax to remain mostly flat for next 6 months

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The North Carolina gas tax is increasing from 37.5 cents per gallon to 37.6 cents per gallon. Full story...
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'Undefeated' a winner with fans

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The winner of the 2011 Academy Award for best documentary "Undefeated," was on the big screen at CFCC Schwartz Center Thursday night. "Undefeated" chronicles the struggles of the Manassas Tigers of Memphis, as they attempt a winning season after years of losing. Full story...
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Stephen King attends screening of Wilmington shot series

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videoA new science-fiction series filmed here in the Port City will soon make its way to a small screen near you. "Under the Dome" is based on the best-selling Stephen King novel about a small New England town that is mysteriously shut off from the world. Full story...
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Police chase ends with suspect in custody

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One suspect is in custody after leading police on a foot chase. New Hanover County dispatch says the chase started at 7th and Dock when the suspect left their vehicle and ran from police. We are working to get more information. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Performance Club Summer Camp

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videoThe Performance Club camp in Wrightsville Beach is for young actors. It's a chance for local kids to get into the act and learn the secrets of the stage. Full story...
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Neighbors worry teen's shooting death may be start of violence

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video A 17-year-old boy is dead after an early morning shooting. Now police and residents in a Wilmington neighborhood are trying to piece together exactly what went wrong. One neighbor said he and his wife had both just fallen asleep, but they were quickly woken up by what sounded like a scene from the wild west. Full story...
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NHRMC starts work on new outpatient cardiology building

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videoNew Hanover Regional Medical Center has begun construction on a new medical office building that will house some of the hospital's cardiology and imaging services. Full story...
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