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Archive - Jan 13, 2014

Quick-thinking officers revive Surf City child

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videoThe fast thinking of two police officers might have saved a child's life. Over the weekend, a 4-year-old fell off a deck of a home in Surf City. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Man saves life through exercising

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videoIn the Fit Minute, many people exercise to lose weight, stay fit or feel better. But, one man in Wilmington started moving his body to save his life. Ted Perry had a double lung transplant because of COPD and then he had some of his digestive system removed due to cancer. He started coming to the Wilmington YMCA to feel alive again. Full story...
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North Carolina: Top 5 for Obamacare Enrollment

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North Carolina outstripped all but a handful of states during the first few months of health insurance enrollment established under the federal overhaul law. Full story...
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Infant from eastern North Carolina dies of flu

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videoState health officials say an infant from eastern North Carolina is the first child to die from the flu during the 2013-14 season. The NC Department of Health and Human Services reported that the child died Monday due to complications associated with the flu. Full story...
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Fugitive confesses in court to dragging hotel clerk with truck

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videoAn alleged fugitive is in the New Hanover County Jail after he reportedly dragged a hotel clerk through a parking lot with his truck. Now the man faces charges in three states, and he does not deny what he's accused of here. Full story...
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Three hurt, one with wrench, before suspects bolt

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video Wilmington Police are looking for three people who allegedly pushed their way into a home early Sunday morning. Several people inside the home were hurt. Now police need your help finding their attackers. Full story...
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Neighbors say unannounced railroad work a big headache

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videoMaintenance work on Brunswick County railroad track is causing some big headaches for neighbors as they try to go about their daily routine. "Today it was like, 'What's going on here?'" said Ronn Pifer, who lives nearby. Full story...
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WPD K9 euthanized because of medical condition

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The Wilmington Police Department has had to put down one of its police dogs. K9 Arko was euthanized Friday because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. Full story...
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MLK celebration events kick off Tuesday

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video Wilmington's Martin Luther King Jr. Committee will host several events leading up the the annual MLK Day Parade next Monday. Full story...
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Man charged with crimes against nature with dog faces sex charges with child

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videoA man charged last month with crimes against nature with a dog is also charged with 18 counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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Ex-Shelby mayor to run for US Senate in NC

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The former mayor of a western Piedmont city says he's joining North Carolina's U.S. Senate race this year. Ted Alexander of Shelby said Monday he'll run for the Republican Party's nomination in May, bringing the total seeking the GOP bid to at least six. Full story...
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NC health agency leaders facing legislators again

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General Assembly members are poised to hold another meeting about more troubles within North Carolina's health agency. Full story...
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NC sheriff seeks trade: Old Tommy guns for rifles

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A North Carolina sheriff could get the OK to trade a pair of vintage Tommy guns for dozens of new rifles for his deputies. The Forsyth County commissioners vote Monday on trading the fully automatic Thompson machine guns for 88 new Bushmaster rifles valued at $60,000. Full story...
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Arizona still No. 1, 6 newcomers to Top 25

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Arizona and Syracuse remain No. 1 and 2 in The Associated Press college basketball poll for a sixth straight week and six newcomers joined the Top 25. Full story...
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Hagan will stay in DC while Obama travels to NC

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One of North Carolina's most prominent Democrats doesn't plan to attend President Barack Obama's speech Wednesday in Raleigh. Full story...
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