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Barth medically cleared for Tampa Bay

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videoConnor Barth missed the entire NFL 2013 season after suffering a torn Achilles tendon while playing in a charity basketball game in Wilmington. Barth’s injury was the first in a series of unfortunate events for Tampa Bay kickers last season. The former Hoggard kicker has now been medically cleared to play. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine dies from gunshot while guarding Main Gate

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videoA Camp Lejeune Marine standing guard at the base's Main Gate is dead after he was shot by a bullet from another Marine's rifle. Full story...
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Downtown businesses prepare for 67th Annual Azalea Festival

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video The Azalea Festival kicks off Thursday with the Queen’s Coronation. Downtown businesses say they are looking forward to this year’s events, because for them it means an increase in business. Full story...
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National Weather Service confirms NC tornado

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The National Weather Service says it was an EF-2 tornado that struck rural Beaufort County, destroying two homes and damaging at least six more. Meteorologist Jim Merrell of the National Weather Service office in Newport said the storm was up to 300 yards wide when it struck Monday. He said the storm's track length hasn't been determined. Full story...
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Monroe man sentenced to life in 14-year-old case

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A Monroe man has been sentenced to life in prison after his conviction in a 14-year-old murder case. The Charlotte Observer reports 57-year-old John Joseph Carvalho II was convicted by a Union County jury after two hours of deliberation. Carvalho had been charged with first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Full story...
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Two homes destroyed, more damaged by NC storm

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Three people, including a woman who is eight months pregnant, are still in the hospital following the touch down of an apparent tornado in rural Beaufort County. Beaufort County Emergency Management Director John Pack says no one suffered serious injuries from the storm that destroyed two houses and significantly damaged six other homes on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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Police: Surf City woman used fake bills for Scout cookies

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A North Carolina woman has been charged with trying to use counterfeit $20 bills to buy Girl Scout cookies. The Daily News of Jacksonville reports that 35-year-old Wendy Wilson of Surf City was charged by Surf City Police on Monday with passing three fake $20 bills to buy the cookies. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Mariea Carey

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videoMs. Mariea Carey has been teaching more than four decades! She admits she stopped counting at 40 years. But a former student's nomination may have her recounting some of the best years of her life. Full story...
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STORMTRACK3: Tornado reported in eastern NC

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Severe thunderstorms will be possible for a few more hours. Full story...
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German shepherds rescued from puppy mill ready for adoption

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videoBrunswick County Animal Protective Services has been caring for five German shepherds rescued from a Duplin County puppy mill two weeks ago. When they found, the dogs were covered in mud and feces and inside of cages. Full story...
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UNCW hosts 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange

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video UNCW hosted more than 350 area professionals for the 11th annual Wilmington Information Technology Exchange (WITX) today. Students and faculty members displayed exhibits. Full story...
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Queen Azalea arrives in Wilmington

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videoThe 67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival kicks off tomorrow with the Queen's Coronation. We had exclusive access at Wilmington International Airport this afternoon as Queen-to-be Kirsten Haglund arrived in Wilmington. Full story...
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MLK Center hosts Easter egg hunt for adults with disabilities

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videoWith Easter just around the corner, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center gave adults with disabilities a chance to get in the spirit. Full story...
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NC tax collections largely in line through March

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North Carolina's overall tax collections are essentially staying in line with what lawmakers agreed were needed to operate state government this year. Full story...
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Clodfelter leaves NC Senate before becoming Charlotte mayor

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The next mayor of Charlotte has officially resigned from the North Carolina Senate. Dan Clodfelter sent his resignation letter to Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday, one day after the Charlotte City Council chose Clodfelter to serve out the unexpired two-year term of Patrick Cannon. Full story...
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