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Archive for March, 2013

HAPPENING NOW: Report of shots fired in Wilmington

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

New Hanover County Dispatch confirms there have been reports of shots fired in the 1600 block of East Plaza in Wilmington.

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Military’s tuition assistance program could be saved; CFCC leaders watch, wait

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Leaders at the Military Affairs Office at Cape Fear Community College are closely watching the debate over funding for a program that helps active military members pay for school.

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Women to NC lawmakers: We will fight abortion bill

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Activists are telling North Carolina lawmakers they will fight legislation requiring doctors who provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

About 200 women, and some men, turned out Wednesday for a rally called “Not in Her Shoes” at Halifax Mall near the Legislature. The women said the slogan means male legislators will never know what it’s like to walk in a woman’s shoes.

Democratic Rep. Deborah Ross said the bill is part of a larger war on women that includes a rejection of federal dollars to expand Medicaid and a proposal to require photo identifications for voting. She says both issues disproportionately affect women.

The bill also requires any physician performing an abortion to remain with the patient through the procedure and recovery.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Camp Lejeune marines killed in training exercise identified

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The military has released the names of seven Marines who died in a mortar explosion during a training exercise in Nevada.

The victims range in age from 19 to 26. They were part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The victims were identified as:

– Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa.

– Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla.

– Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn.

– Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio

– Lance Cpl. Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Hickory, N.C.

– Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md.

– Cpl. Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill.

Eight more Marines were injured in the accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Ridge breaks UNCW all-time hits record in victory

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

Hunter Ridge's infield single in the seventh inning broke UNCW's career hits record and highlighted the Seahawks 10-3 win over visiting Charleston Southern at Brooks Field on Wednesday.

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