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Archive - Jul 29, 2014

Sharks reflect on 2014 baseball season

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videoWe stopped by practice on Tuesday afternoon at Buck Hardee Field in order to get a state of the season update on the Wilmington Sharks. After all, this is the final week of the regular season in the Coastal Plain League. Our feature includes an interview with the league leader for stolen bases, Steven Linkous. Plus more! Full story...
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Greenville police say dog shot over parking space

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Greenville police have arrested a man on an animal cruelty charge after they say he shot a dog he said would not leave a parking space. Twenty-seven-year-old Devon Smith of Greenville is accused of shooting a dog twice with a pistol after he tried to park in a space at a town house complex Sunday afternoon. Full story...
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Surf camp instructors save swimmers

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videoSome swimmers are lucky to be alive tonight, thanks to some surf instructors from Topsail Beach. What happened can only be described as heroic, but if you ask them it was all in a day's work. Full story...
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Budget plan would give teachers raises, cap film incentive

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videoA budget plan unveiled by Republican leaders in Raleigh today would mean more money to teachers and less money for Hollywood. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Dosher Memorial Hospital prepares workers for possible cuts

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital might soon go through some big changes which has some employees worried about their jobs. "It was pretty somber, I guess," hospital worker Amy Bullard said. "That's one way to put it. I think a lot of people are scared." Scared because their jobs might be in jeopardy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former fire chief says something strange about Pender audit delay

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video Pender County is nine months behind on its annual audit. In the last two months the county manager and the finance director resigned, but some taxpayers say they lost trust in their government long before that. Full story...
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Rocky Point man sentenced for 2012 murder

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videoA Rocky Point man will spend as long as the next two decades in prison for the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend two years ago. Full story...
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Environmentalists laud EPA's Clean Power Plan

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videoEnvironmental activists are sounding off on the EPA's Clean Power Plan. At a news conference today in Wilmington, speakers praised Duke Energy for already taking steps to reduce pollution by switching to natural gas. Full story...
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Jones files bill to rename Wilmington post office after Meadowlark Lemon

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videoRep. Walter Jones (R-3rd District) today introduced a bill to name a Wilmington post office after basketball star and Port City native Meadowlark Lemon. Full story...
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Gay marriage supporters push for quick NC ruling

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Lawyers challenging North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban say they will press for quick legal action after a federal appeals court found a similar law in Virginia is unconstitutional. Full story...
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Police nab four for stealing merchandise from several stores around area

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Wilmington Police say four from Robeson County face charges for stealing a slew of items from stores around the area after officers found thousands in merchandise inside the rental car they were driving. Full story...
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Charter school company delays response to records request

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Charter Day School Inc. said Monday it needs more time "to determine the scope of response required" to requests from the StarNews for public information. The nonprofit, which oversees four charter schools in Southeastern North Carolina, had previously agreed to respond to the StarNews' requests on or before Monday, July 28. Full story...
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Police still searching for suspect after Wilmington bank robbed

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videoWilmington Police have released photos of a man they say robbed the First Citizens Bank on S. 17th St. yesterday afternoon. Police say the man entered the bank and handed the teller a note demanding money. Full story...
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