NC State picks developer for neighboring hotel
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 7:12am.

A popular watering hole for a generation of North Carolina State University students is being torn down and will be replaced by a 125-room hotel across the street from the school's Bell Tower.

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Gastonia woman shot to death; man arrested
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Wed, 08/24/2011 - 7:09am.

A 22-year-old Gastonia woman has been shot to death and police have arrested a suspect.

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Irene could test growing reliance on technology
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:50pm.

video Cell phone service was disrupted on the east coast today after an earthquake struck in central Virginia, but more than that could be impacted here if Hurricane Irene hits this weekend. From apps on smart phones to digital cable to the expansion of the Internet, folks in the Cape Fear are more aware and therefore should be more prepared for a hurricane than they were for Fran in 1996 or Floyd in 1999.

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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:01pm.

video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA.

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No reported injuries or damages in NC after 5.9 magnitude earthquake
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 8:49pm.

North Carolina. Gov. Beverly Perdue says officials haven't received reports of damage or injuries in the state from an earthquake that was centered in Virginia.

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Emergency Management keeping an eye on Irene
Submitted by Jesse Jones on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 4:38pm.

New Hanover County officials have been monitoring the hurricane, trying to get plans in place. It is still too early to tell who may have to be evacuated if anyone. Timing the arrival and studying the track will be key in the upcoming days.

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Perdue says NC getting prepared for Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 4:14pm.

Gov. Bev Perdue says North Carolina officials will be ready for Hurricane Irene should it touch the state later this week.

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Convicted contractor testifies against former ABC administrator
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 2:53pm.

video In day two of the Billy Williams trial, jurors heard testimony from a key witness: contractor Lee Cowper. Williams, the former New Hanover County ABC administrator is accused of making an illegal agreement with Cowper to build a two-story garage at Williams's home.

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JUST ADD HOPE: The Mail Room helps teachers stretch tight budgets
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 2:23pm.

video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we're showcasing The Mail Room, which is a Wilmington business all about giving back with what they have.

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Rotary partners with Williston Middle School to help students
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 12:32pm.

The Rotary Club held a luncheon today to kick off the Williston Legacy Project. Rotary is partnering with the school to provide technology and literacy programs to help students. Not only that, rotary will provide speakers, mentors, tutors and volunteers for school events and academic clubs.

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