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Investors flock as Carolina Beach property is auctioned off

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videoInvestors from all over the country have flocked to Carolina Beach this week in search of bargain basement prices. A real estate auction company will auction off about $20 million worth of property in Carolina Beach Full story...
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Unemployment rate stays at a historic high, some local jobs open

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videoNew unemployment numbers offer a mixed bag of news. The unemployment rate fell in 17 states. Here in North Carolina it held steady. The national rate dropped a tenth of a point in July to 9.4 while our state rate remained at 11 percent. Full story...
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Local schools and students are going hi-tech

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videoWhen kids hit the books next week, their classrooms may look a little different. Schools across New Hanover County are going hi-tech. The elementary kids at Gregory School of Science, Math, and Technology are especially ahead of the game. Full story...
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Marina to build dry storage building, community opposed

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A New Hanover County marina will be allowed to build a dry storage building, despite community opposition. Full story...
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Pender County sees rise in student numbers, while hiring freeze stays

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Even with the school year about to start next week, board members in Pender County are still crunching the budget to save jobs. Eleven teacher assistant positions and a number of teaching positions are still vacant due to a hiring freeze. Full story...
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Eldery couple safe as their car lands in retention pond

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Witnesses said an elderly couple was making a u-turn in front of the Gold's Gym Plaza on Racine when their car jumped the curb and rolled into a retention pond. Gym employees ran to help as the car quickly sank into the center of the pond. Full story...
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Despite budget concerns, Pender County teachers ready for school year

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Even with budget concerns on their minds, teachers and staff kicked off the new school year. Hundreds of educators gathered to ring in the year with a celebration at Topsail High School. Full story...
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Audi, Volkswagen recall thousands of vehicles

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There is a major auto recall involving Audi and Volkswagen. The two are recalling 16,000 cars that can suddenly develop a potentially deadly transmission problem. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's recover 57 bags of heroin, Wilmington man arrested

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it has taken a Wilmington drug dealer off the streets, following a two week investigation. Full story...
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Man arrested for allegedly stealing from purses in New Hanover courthouse

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It takes some guts to steal something right in front of a judge, but that is exactly what one Wilmington man is accused of doing. Full story...
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Bladen County excited about Dupont and new jobs

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videoThere is some positive economic news from Bladen County. The Dupont facility on the Bladen/Cumberland County line is expanding. The company's 55 million dollar investment will produce new jobs. Full story...
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WWAY's Fifth Quarter and high school football kicks off Friday

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Don't forget, the high school football season officially kicks off Friday night. If you want to catch your favorite team's highlights or see how your rival fared, tune in to WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00 p.m. Friday night. Full story...
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Community colleges could lift ban on illegal immigrants

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videoAs the school year begins, North Carolina community colleges have record enrollment numbers. A proposed policy change could mean the classrooms will get even more crowded in the near future. Full story...
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Waves from Hurricane Bill start to cause dangerous conditions

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videoBill has started churning up the ocean and a high rip current risk has beach goers and ocean rescue officials taking extra precautions. Full story...
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Many taking college courses online

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videoAs we begin a new school year, more and more students are stepping out of the classroom and signing up for classes online. Full story...
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