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Archive - Jan 22, 2014

Southport company helps fight crime with digital forensics

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videoA Southport company is keeping investigators up to speed with criminals in this digital age. In TV shows like ABC's Castle, you watch as investigators solve the crime, fast, in one episode. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: The professor who makes the young old

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video Have you ever been searching for someone but only have a picture of them that's 20 years old? His facial recognition software could help. Or maybe you just want a hands free flying camera? He's got software for that, too. Full story...
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Cary company plans apartment development along riverfront

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videoA Cary company proposes to build a more than 330,000-square-foot multifamily development along Wilmington's northern riverfront on property once considered for a minor league baseball stadium. Full story...
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Pender Co.'s Will Stewart to challenge Sen. Kay Hagan

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It looks like US Sen. Kay Hagan will have at least one rival in this May's Democratic primary in North Carolina. First-time political candidate Will Stewart of Pender County said Wednesday he plans to run against the first-term senator. Full story...
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Records show specifics on NHCS Outside Work Experience pay

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video We're learning more about a process intended to help school districts recruit workers. New Hanover County Schools adopted its Outside Work Experience plan back in 2006. Now we know how many people it has impacted. Full story...
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2014 ACC football schedule released

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The 2014 Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule released Wednesday is now complete. It features a nationally televised Thursday night game between Duke and North Carolina. NC State football players need to be at their best early. The Wolfpack opens league play with defending national champion Florida State followed by Clemson. Full story...
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Jury selection underway for Club 609 murder

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videoJury selection for a 2011 Wilmington murder trial was slow moving today as whispers around the courtroom suggested the defendant might accept a plea deal. Full story...
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Cold may have delayed schools, flights, but some workers keep going

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video Last night's winter storm did not have quite the punch some feared. There was very little snow in the area overnight, but the threat of cold delayed many schools this morning. But while kids got a break, there are some folks who cannot avoid Jack Frost's chill. Full story...
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NCDOT sets hearings to discuss proposed ferry toll hikes

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The NCDOT has scheduled four public meetings next month, including one in Southport, to discuss establishing or changing rates for some of the state's ferries. Full story...
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Man charged in NC trooper's death pleads

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A man charged with killing a North Carolina Highway Patrol trooper during a chase faces more than 13 years in prison on charges stemming from crimes that led to that death. Full story...
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NC nurses, law officers among those getting raises

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More than 3,200 North Carolina state employees have received pay increases from a special fund created by the General Assembly to adjust salaries to retain workers in high-demand fields and for increased job responsibilities. Full story...
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Cayman rescuers end search for missing NC diver

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Rescuers in the Cayman Islands have ended their search for a North Carolina man who vanished during a diving excursion. Full story...
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NC NAACP: Charges dropped against 50 protesters

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The North Carolina chapter of the NAACP says Wake County prosecutors have dismissed criminal charges against more than 50 people arrested last year while protesting at the state legislature. Full story...
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Hammerheads, Toronto FC announce partnership

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videoThe Wilmington Hammerheads of USL Pro now have an MLS partner. The Hammerheads will team up with Toronto FC. The partnership will open the door for the Hammerheads to loan players from Toronto once the USL Pro season kicks off in a few more months. Full story...
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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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