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Archive - Jan 2014

2-year-old and teen hit by car while riding toy motorbike

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A car hit a toddler and a teenager around 6 p.m. Friday evening. It happened near the intersection of 8th and Campbell Streets near downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival winners announced

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The Best of Show winners have been announced for the 10th annual Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival

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videoThe Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival is back! You can sample two of Earth's greatest pleasures all weekend long at the coastline center in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Moral Monday leaders stop in the Port City

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Frustrated with our elected leaders, the NAACP is gathering masses. President of the organization, Reverend William Barber took his statewide tour to Wilmington Friday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council voting on new convention center hotel Tuesday

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Public hearing and resolution on purchase and development agreement for sale of land and construction of a privately owned $33.6 million hotel next to the Wilmington Convention Center. As proposed, the hotel would be a full service 186-room Embassy Suites. The city’s agreement with Harmony for the use of the public convention center parking deck will also considered. Full story...
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MELTING AWAY: Roads improve as thaw begins

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Life is finally starting to return to normal around the region as a long-awaited thaw has begun. Despite light precipitation overnight, temperatures at or above freezing aided the work of road crews as southeastern North Carolina begins to defrost from a winter storm that will be long remembered for its ice than snow in many areas. Full story...
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Teen arrested in Rocky Mount church shooting

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Rocky Mount police have arrested a teen in the wounding of four people behind a church earlier this week. Full story...
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3.5m gallons of sewage in Haw River in Burlington

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Officials say 3.5 million gallons of wastewater has spilled into the Haw River after a break in a line at a treatment plant in Burlington. Full story...
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Viewers share their videos and pictures of the winter storm

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videoAs a winter storm leaves its mark on southeastern North Carolina, viewers are sharing the scenes at their home. Thanks to everyone who contributed! Full story...
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Several NC robbery suspect tracked by snow prints

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Police in Charlotte, Gastonia and Fayetteville say they made arrests in several robberies this week by tracking snow prints. Full story...
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Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival will go on this weekend

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videoThe Wilmington Wine & Chocolate Festival will go on as planned at the Historical Downtown Coastline Event Center. Organizers explain why it's a "must attend" event for residents in a live interview on GMC. Full story...
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Ice freezes some local deliveries, accelerates others

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video With many of the roads in Southeastern North Carolina resembling ice rinks some companies have decided the risk of driving isn’t worth the reward, but that’s not stopping restaurants from delivering any way they can. Full story...
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Air traffic picks up at ILM

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videoAir traffic is getting back to normal at Wilmington International Airport. Dozens of flights were canceled over the last couple of days but some travelers were able to get back on schedule Thursday. Full story...
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ICED OVER: Storm gone, but frozen impact still grips region

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videoA day after a potent winter storm passed through southeastern North Carolina, the region is still gripped by the storm's impact. What little thawing of roads was possible yesterday, when temperatures never reached above the freezing point, refroze overnight, leaving anyone who does need to drive today with an icy ride. Full story...
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Chilly temperatures affect restaurant workers who rely on tips

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videoRestaurant workers are feeling the effects of the deep freeze on their wallets. But the icy weather did not keep some restaurants from opening today to serve warm meals to cold customers. Full story...
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