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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Artist pushed by disease

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videoIvey Hayes has been an artist as long as he can remember, but in 1986 he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. Doctors told him to continue his artwork as therapy to help him deal with the disease. He said his desire to paint helped him push himself as an artist.

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Are on-board cell phone bans necessary?

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videoIf you have been on an airplane, you probably know the drill. You buckle up, and turn off your cell phone. WWAY’s Hailey Winslow explains why. Full story...
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New Hanover County man charged with murder in Pizza Hut shooting

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Charges against 22-year-old Mario Brown were filed Thursday. Police arrested Brown Tuesday night, after Brown allegedly shot and killed 20-year-old Antonio Fenner at the Pizza Hut on US 117. Full story...
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UNCW Seahawk sculpture receives official dedication

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A larger than life-sized seahawk has called the campus of UNCW home, since May. Friday, faculty and staff officially dedicated the sculpture. Full story...
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Parents, law enforcement meet to discuss after school program owner

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Parents of children enrolled at a Wilmington after school program met Thursday night to learn about the charges filed against the program's owner. Investigators notified the families of 42 children about the closed-door meeting with law enforcement and the district attorney’s office. Full story...
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Realtors gather for celebration, hoping for promising summer

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Despite a slumping economy, local realtors found a reason to celebrate Thursday night. With Flag Day coming up Sunday, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors decked out in red, white and blue for a bash aboard the Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Confirmed swine flu case hits Bradley Creek Elementary

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The World Health Organization has declared a swine flu pandemic, as another case of the H1N1 virus has been confirmed in New Hanover County schools at Bradley Creek Elementary. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant under investigation

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is investigating Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport. Progress Energy, which oversees the plant, confirmed the investigation is looking into the professional conduct of some of the plant's security officers. Full story...
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Carolina Beach tries to make visitors aware of rip current dangers

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videoStrong rip currents, that keep catching swimmers off guard, have kept Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue unseasonably busy. Full story...
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Tax incentives aim at stimulating real estate market

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videoYou may have heard of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, but even if it's not your first time as a home owner you can reap some big benefits. The federal government is offering up to $8,000 to people buy a home before December 1st. Full story...
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After school program owner facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child

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videoJohn Maisenhelder made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom today. He's charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the District Attorney's Office, the charges involve three separate victims from an after school center Maisenhelder owns, a place where he taught karate to kids. Full story...
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Hormone-suppression therapy benefits prostate cancer treatment

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Men who have prostate cancer, that has begun to spread, can benefit from hormone-suppression therapy. A new study shows the survival odds are greater for patients who have long-term treatment. Full story...
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Texting while driving ban brings up concerns

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videoEarlier this week, the state Senate gave final approval to legislation, banning drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. The ban is now headed to the Governor’s desk, but the law raises some concerns. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation tries to delay Titan's progress

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In a five-page letter, the North Carolina Coastal Federation asked Governor Perdue to delay state permits on the Carolinas Cement Plant in Castle Hayne until a federal study on its environmental effects is complete. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 11

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videoIdentity theft can happen to just about anyone, anywhere. One of the best ways to protect yourself is the old fashioned way of double checking your financial transactions. Full story...
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