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Archive - 2014

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City Manager, Police Chief get 1.5% raises

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According to a City of Wilmington spokesman, both City Manager Sterling Cheatham and Police Chief Ralph Evangelous got a 1.5% increase for fiscal year 2014-15. Cheatham went from a salary of $178.932 to $181,636. Evangelous was bumped from $144,950 to $147,134. Full story...
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Deputies: Ash man facing murder charge found dead in Brunswick Co. Jail cell

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Deputies say a man who was behind bars at the Brunswick County Jail was found unresponsive in his jail cell early this morning after an apparent suicide. Full story...
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Brian Berger declared mentally incompetent to proceed with court hearing

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video A medical examination claims New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is mentally incompetent to go to court for breaking probation. Berger was back in court today, but not for long. The district attorney wants a second opinion. Full story...
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Durham police investigate bus explosion

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Durham police are investigating an apparent chemical explosion on a city bus. Full story...
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6 junior team tennis state titles for Wilmington

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videoThe United States Tennis Association has over 19,000 junior tennis teams. Obviously they're spread all across the country, but we managed to find a handful of those teams in Fayetteville over the weekend at the state junior team tennis championship. In fact 6 teams from Wilmington captured junior state titles. Wilmington Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts has been named the player of the week in USL Pro. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Accused rapist's ex wife says he's manipulative, liar

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videoThe Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested of Ralph Thomas Smith, 42 of Willard, NC on Monday. Smith was charged after an alleged incident was reported to social services and the sheriffs office in which Smith had sexual relations with a fourteen-year-old female. Full story...
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Deputies: Man wanted after armed robbery at Jacksonville sweepstakes café

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men wanted for the robbery of a sweepstakes business. According to a news release from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, investigators issued a warrant for Deontre Ulysses Randall, 21, for the armed robbery of the Lucky Time Internet Café Monday around 11:30 p.m. in Jacksonville. Full story...
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McCrory signs bill sponsored by late lawmaker

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Legislation to protect health care workers sponsored by a North Carolina lawmaker who died last weekend has been signed into law. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill sponsored by the late Rep. Jim Fulghum on Tuesday. Full story...
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Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus

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Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. There have been nine other cases in North Carolina. In each instance, the person infected had traveled to the Caribbean. Full story...
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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law

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Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them. Full story...
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Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

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North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February. The Department of Health and Human Services recommendation Tuesday comes a week after federal environmental officials said Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River. Full story...
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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes. Full story...
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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. Full story...
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Five highlights on NC child health in new report

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According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore. Full story...
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Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

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Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. Full story...
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