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Archive for January, 2013

Dalton, McCrory, Perdue committees absolved

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Campaign finance complaints against the campaigns of Pat McCrory and Walter Dalton in their North Carolina gubernatorial race have been dismissed by the State Board of Elections.

An election board staff member wrote separately this week to a Dalton committee lawyer and the state Republican Party saying no violations were found and the complaints are considered resolved.

Dalton’s committee questioned Oct. 31 whether McCrory’s campaign reported illegal payments to fly South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to attend McCrory events. It also mentioned Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visiting to help McCrory.

The next day the GOP wanted the board to examine the committees of Dalton and outgoing Gov. Bev Perdue about $99,000 in Dalton donations received from people who previously asked for refunds from Perdue.

McCrory defeated Dalton in November.

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Some families will regain child care assistance in Pender Co.

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Dozens of families in Pender County will be able to get help again with child care assistance after losing it just months ago.

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2 of 6 Wilmington ZIP codes saw home sale prices rise in 4th quarter

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

The median price — the point where half of homes sold for more and half for less — rose 5 percent, to $189,000.

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Wilmington singer gets golden ticket to Hollywood

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Wilmington singer Amanda Lawrence Santaloci has made it to Hollywood.

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Malaysian ambassador meets with business leaders in Wilmington

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Malaysian ambassador to the United States visited Wilmington today to speak with business leaders about the growing investments in his country.

He says this is a great opportunity to talk to local leaders, make friends and meet potential business partners.

“I’ll be talking about the business opportunities available in Malaysia, investment, and cooperation in other areas like education-academic and other areas of mutual interest,” Amb. Datuk Othman Hashim said at a lunch meeting of the Cape Fear World Trade Association.

The ambassador met with President Obama last may to present his ideas. He has made American investment in Malaysia one of his main goals.

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