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Archive for November, 2011

Fire department battling house fire on Yorkshire Lane

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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Police: NC gas station worker shoots boss, self

Monday, November 7th, 2011

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — A gas station worker is dead after shooting the boss who fired him and then turning the gun on himself.

Winston-Salem police say they found 25-year-old Richard Vance Dixon dead from a self-inflicted shotgun blast in the parking lot outside an Exprezit Gas Station. Police say he shot 44-year-old Alex Little at about 2 a.m. Sunday before killing himself.

Officers say Little fired the gunman from his job at the gas station last week.

Little was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Hospital in critical condition.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Yorkshire Lane home damaged by fire, family escapes unharmed

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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NC scientist single-handedly saving magnificent ramshorn snail

Monday, November 7th, 2011

HAMPSTEAD, NC (FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER) — Andy Wood looks at his snails and can’t help thinking they’re his own California condors or Bengal tigers.

Wood may be the only reason the magnificent ramshorn snail is not extinct.

The snail, which once called freshwater beaver ponds and millponds home, hasn’t been seen in the wild since 2005.

But here, in a Pender County pine forest, Wood has grown his colony to nearly 1,000. He checks on them twice a day and once at night, sometimes indulging them with romaine lettuce or cucumber slices.

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Home prices in Wilmington increase

Monday, November 7th, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (NEWS RELEASE) — Homes across Wilmington continue to gain value according to new data released today by CoreLogic.

The data shows home prices rose by 0.5 percent in September of this year compared to this same time last year.

Nationally, home prices have declined by 4.1 percent in September 2011 compared to September 2010. On a month-over-month basis, prices fell by 1.1 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline. CoreLogic officials say even with low interest rates, home prices are expected to continue to decline throughout this winter.

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