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Archive - Aug 5, 2014

TV show shoot to bring fireballs, blasts to downtown Wilmington

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videoDo not be alarmed if you see fireballs or hear explosions in downtown Wilmington tomorrow. Full story...
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UPDATE: City Council backs court ruling on towing cost cap

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videoWilmington City Council removed the cap on towing fees related to private property Tuesday night. The decision came after the State Supreme Court ruled that cities cannot regulate those charges when a towing company picks up your car from private property, like an apartment complex. Full story...
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Ex-wife: 'How could you do this to our daughter?'

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videoA man accused of sexually exploiting children and performing sex acts on a dog is trying to have his charges thrown out. Full story...
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Rust holding back NFL's Jonathan Cooper?

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videoFormer Hoggard Viking offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper missed his entire rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals after breaking his leg in a preseason game last August. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians earlier this week said Cooper needs to shake off the rust. Cooper even admitted his level of play is not where it needs to be. Click the play video icon for a profile and the latest info on the Wilmington resident. Plus, the Burgaw Dixie Belles are rolling in Louisiana! Full story...
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$162 K for more sod for Municipal Golf Course restoration

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videoThe Wilmington City Council approved using more money for the Muncipal Golf Course Renovation. Full story...
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City moves forward with Cinema Dr. location

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted to move forward with building a new fire station on Cinema Drive. Full story...
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Another public hearing on breweries

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videoThere's another public hearing on Breweries Wednesday evening. The Wilmington Planning Commission is considering new zoning regulations. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council votes to allow mosque

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videoThe Wilmington City Council unanimously voted to allow a Mosque at 17th and Rankin Streets Tuesday night. Full story...
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Potentially toxic algae found in Cape Fear River

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A potentially toxic blue-green algae that caused the shutdown of the public water system in Toledo, Ohio, has been found in the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1, near the water intakes for the Brunswick and New Hanover counties' water systems. Full story...
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Aid group: North Carolina woman with Ebola weak but improving

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The husband of the second American aid worker recently diagnosed with Ebola says the patient is weak but showing signs of improvement. David Writebol, still in Liberia, says the family was considering funeral arrangements, but now feels relieved and cautiously optimistic. He praised her treatment in Liberia. Full story...
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Two-year-old, teen shot to death in Halifax County

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Authorities in Halifax County say a 15-year-old boy was shot and killed just hours before a 2-year-old girl was killed when shots were fired into her home. Full story...
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NC Boys and Girls Club worker facing sex charges

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A worker at the Lenoir County Boys and Girls Club is facing several sex-related charges involving a teenage boy. Police in Kinston say 39-year-old Telas Ray Staten is charged with felony counts of statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child and crimes against nature. The police report identified the alleged victim as a male between the ages of 13 and 15. Full story...
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McCrory says info lacking on relocated children

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Gov. Pat McCrory says state officials have been kept largely out of the loop about a wave of children who have crossed the Mexican border and ended up in North Carolina. McCrory called a news conference Tuesday to complain about a lack of information from the federal government about roughly 1,200 children who this year were relocated with a sponsor in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC minister facing indecent liberties charge

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 64-year-old Methodist minister with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident involving two young girls. A statement from police on Tuesday said 64-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was arrested after officers were called to Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening. Full story...
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NC sheriff says citizens should arm themselves

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The sheriff of Harnett County is telling residents to start arming themselves in light of what he describes as a recent spike of violent crime. WTVD in Durham reports Sheriff Larry Rollins told an audience at a community meeting on Monday to protect themselves, adding that he doesn't go anywhere without a gun. Full story...
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