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Archive - Sep 20, 2013

3 now in custody in Fayetteville kidnapping death

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Fayetteville police say all three men charged in the slaying of a Rockingham man earlier this month are now in custody. Full story...
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NC DHHS employee got big check after month on job

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Embattled North Carolina Health and Human Services Secretary Aldona Wos approved a $37,227 lump sum payment to her chief of staff, a former lobbyist who departed after working only one month on the job. Full story...
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Man charged in shooting death of NC social worker

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Authorities have charged the estranged boyfriend of a Gaston County social worker with murder after the woman was shot and killed in her apartment in South Carolina. Full story...
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Sampson County sheriff says 11-year-old was killed

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The Sampson County Sheriff's Office says the death of an 11-year-old girl found dead in her home earlier this month has been ruled a homicide. Full story...
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Wilmington Red Cross worker heading to Canada to help with flood relief

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video Victoria Kling, the Regional Response Manager for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross, will head to Alberta, Canada, where record floods ravaged the area this summer and forced 90,000 to leave. Full story...
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Wilmington Police: Tips lead to two arrests

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Two men were arrested on drug charges after tips from residents in the area. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Brunswick Waterfest

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videoThe Brunswick Waterfest kicked off today and George Elliot was there to see the whole thing in Explore with George. Full story...
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Supporters of downtown park use small scale to push grand plan

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videoYou did not have to drive too far down Front Street Friday to notice parking spots decorated with plants, flowers and games for Park(ing) Day, which is a global push to improve the quality of urban living by adding more green space. Full story...
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Day after search, wanted MS-13 gang member still on the loose

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videoA member of the MS-13 gang is still on the loose after yesterday's manhunt near Mayfaire was called off. Now both law enforcement and neighbors are left wondering where he will turn up next. Full story...
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CPAs volunteer time at Food Bank

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videoOn a normal day, certified public accounts do tax planning and help businesses understand their finances. But today accountants with the North Carolina CPA Association moved boxes instead of numbers at the Food Bank in Wilmington. Full story...
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Work to start in November on bridges filling in Wilmington Bypass

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videoA pair of new bridges are on their way across the Cape Fear River. Construction of one of the final legs of the Wilmington Bypass will begin soon with twin spans over the river between New Hanover and Brunswick counties. Full story...
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August unemployment rate in NC is 8.7 percent

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North Carolina's jobless rate is continuing its downward trend after a one-month increase. The state Commerce Department said Friday the August unemployment rate was 8.7 percent, compared with 8.9 percent the month before. The July rate was the first month-to-month increase since January. Full story...
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NC families go hungry as food assistance delayed

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North Carolina's food banks are struggling to serve huge numbers of hungry people as problems with a new state computer system have delayed processing of food stamp applications, often by months. Full story...
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New iPhones hit stores

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videoThe new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C hit stores this morning, and so did eager buyers. Verizon Wireless on South College Road in Wilmington had iPhone fans all day. Full story...
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WPD issues crime alert after string of break-ins

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videoWilmington Police have issued a crime alert for people living near the 2500 block of Chestnut Street to Clay Street and neighborhoods between Princess Place Drive and Market Street after a string of break-ins. Police say there were four break-ins yesterday in and around the area. Full story...
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