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School employees simulate poverty
Submitted by Courtney Brooks on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 5:53pm.

The poverty experience brought social workers, counselors, nurses and administrators together for a day of realistic role play.

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Note sent from "Old Books on Front Street" after weekend move
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 4:52pm.

Throughout the day we averaged 100 people boxing, packing, moving, unloading, dismantling bookshelves and scavenging the city for boxes.

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Repeat drug dealer gets 12+ years in prison
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 4:29pm.

Powell was arrested during a traffic stop by the Wilmington Police Department and was found in possession of a quantity of heroin packaged for distribution. He has four prior felony convictions for narcotics offenses.

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Pay-to-park season starts at Wrightsville Beach; bring more quarters
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 3:08pm.

videoStarting today until the end of October beach visitors must pay to park. This year the parking rate is up from $1.50 to $2 per hour.

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Governor looks at privatizing liquor sales
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 1:57pm.

North Carolina is the only state where local ABC boards sell spirits.

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Ghost hunter to search Battleship NC
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 11:49am.

Tales of ghosts aboard the Battleship North Carolina are nothing new. Next month a world-renowned expert will check them out for himself.

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PPD opens contract research operations in Athlone, Ireland
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 10:54am.

PPD announced it has officially opened its contract research facility in Athlone, Ireland, which includes an 18,000-square-foot analytical testing laboratory and clinical supplies business.

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Legend Hawk surprises Wilmington skaters
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 10:28am.

video Imagine you're a basketball player heading out to your favorite court on a Sunday afternoon, and you find Michael Jordan there shooting hoops. That's what happened to skaters in Wilmington yesterday, who found Tony Hawk at the Greenfield Lake Skate Park.

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Volunteers help move 150,000 books from condemned store
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 9:31am.

video A condemned building once full of books is now empty thanks to the helping hands of the community. Nearly 100 people helped Daughtry's Old Books on Front Street pack up Saturday.

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Man's effort helps "Jump Start" others
Submitted by Nadine Maeser on Fri, 02/26/2010 - 5:28pm.

videoIt's not every day you see a person lending a helping hand to the community and paying others to help as well. A wilmington man is paying people out of his own pocket with a business called jump clean in hopes of jump starting their lives.

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