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Archive - Jul 30, 2013

State health director resigns after 18 months

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North Carolina's state health director resigned Tuesday after 18 months on the job. Full story...
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Lt. Governor holds town hall meeting in Wilmington

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video The Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest spent much of Tuesday in the Port City. Dozens of people made their way to the New Hanover County Government Complex Tuesday for a Town Hall meeting hosted by Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest. Full story...
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Rep. Ellmers says she isn't running for US Senate in NC

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North Carolina Rep. Renee Ellmers won't run for U.S. Senate next year. Full story...
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Sheriff says internal issues have slowed enforcement of sweepstakes ban

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it's cracking down on sweepstakes parlors, but a bust today marked just the fourth time deputies have shut down one of the illegal gambling halls this year. Full story...
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McCrory sees flood-ravaged North Carolina counties

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Gov. Pat McCrory has toured portions of Lincoln and Catawba counties where heavy rains led to flooding and property damage. Full story...
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NC woman charged after wreck injures her, 3 kids

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Authorities have charged a Hendersonville woman after a wreck sent her and her three young children to a local hospital. Full story...
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Family concerns after wreck leads to murder charge

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A woman whose husband was killed in a traffic accident in Harnett County is facing a first-degree murder charge after the man's family questioned the circumstances surrounding his death. Full story...
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Items owned by late Duke heiress to be auctioned

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Antiques, art and other items owned by the late heiress to the Duke tobacco fortune are going up for sale. Full story...
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Commission rejects proposal for NC trawlers

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videoMembers of the NC Marine Fisheries Commission have rejected a petition from a man seeking to close the state's sounds and rivers to trawlers. Full story...
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Andy Garcia, Mandy Moore join 'Christmas in Conway' cast

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A Grammy Award winner and an actor who's been nominated for an Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globes are joining the cast of a made-for-TV movie about to start shooting in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: James Dudley

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videoJames Dudley was born into slavery in Wilmington in 1859. He grew up in the household of Edward Dudley, who was governor of the state in the 1830s. His childhood was marked by the Civil War and great change, but as the dust settled James began to go to school. Full story...
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BSL neighbors battle over level of Spring Lake

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video It looks like the spring is not the only thing boiling in Boiling Spring Lakes. So are tempers. Neighbors are battling over just how high the city should let Spring Lake be. Full story...
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Landfill, neighbors seeing results in battle with birds

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videoAfter being pooped on a number of times, workers at the New Hanover County Landfill are taking aim at their avian enemies. After getting a federal permit in may allowing the landfill to cull their seagull population, workers say they are seeing results. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Forest talks about big issues from legislative session

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videoLt. Gov. Dan Forest stopped by our studios this afternoon ahead of a town hall meeting he's hosting tonight in Wilmington. From abortion regulation to voter ID, we asked the lieutenant governor about controversial issues. Full story...
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'Eastbound & Down' shoots at two downtown locations

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videoCrews from HBO's "Eastbound & Down" filmed at Manna on Princess Street in Downtown Wilmington today. The show also filmed today what looked like a Christmas scene at the Wilmington Convention Center. Full story...
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