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Archive - Feb 4, 2014

Wilmington officials OK Convention Center hotel

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videoWilmington City Council members quickly and unanimously approved a hotel for the convention center in downtown Wilmington Tuesday night. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: David Johnson

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videoA former middle school student wanted to recognize his old science teacher, so he nominated him as Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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WPD to say goodbye to euthanized K9

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The Wilmington Police Department will say goodbye next week to one its dogs that had to be put down last month. K9 Arko was euthanized because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. The 11-year-old canine served with the Wilmington Police since 2005 and was due to retire this month. Full story...
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Educators worry new teacher pay law could be divisive

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video Teachers identified as the top 25 percent will be eligible for a four-year contract and a $500 annual raise each of the four years. The catch is they must voluntarily give up their tenure. Full story...
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President ready to sign long-awaited Farm Bill

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videoAfter two years of bickering, our leaders on Capitol Hill have worked out a deal that could affect you the next time you go to the grocery store. Full story...
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Columbus County to make up two missed school days

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videoColumbus County students will only have to make up two of four school days missed during last week's winter storm. Full story...
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Weather changes, age a bad mix for CFPUA's pipes

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has been busy the last day dealing with seven water main breaks. CFPUA spokesman Mike McGill says the weather and the aging infrastructure are to blame. Full story...
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UNCW hosts NC Campus Compact

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videoHundreds of people came together at UNCW today for the annual meeting of North Carolina Campus Compact. This is the first time the annual conference has been held away from its home site at Elon University. Full story...
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NC court keeps life sentence for convicted burglar

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A divided North Carolina appeals court panel says a life sentence given in the 1970s to a teenager for second-degree burglary is not cruel and unusual punishment, meaning he must remain behind bars. Full story...
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NC appeals court does not dismiss fireworks cases

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An appeals court says negligence lawsuits filed by representatives of three workers who died and one person who survived a 2009 fireworks explosion on a North Carolina barrier island can continue. Full story...
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