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First hotel in Leland celebrates with ribbon cutting

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videoThere was an economic show of confidence Thursday as northern Brunswick County celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel. The Comfort Suites at Magnolia Greens has been open for more than a week, but business owners and community members came out for the official ribbon cutting. Full story...
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Speed a concern in Hampstead on Highway 210

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videoA stretch of road in Pender County continues to concern residents. They say cars fly around the bend as you enter Hampstead on Highway 210, and they want the speed limit reduced before someone else gets hurt. Full story...
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Taking a stand by sitting in a tree

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videoWednesday, we told you about a man who climbed a 150-year-old oak tree in his yard to save it from being cut down. A day later, and he's still there, and says he's not coming down anytime soon. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department puts alleged drug trafficker behind bars

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department continues to crack down on prescription drug trafficking and forgery. Detectives put another alleged prescription drug trafficker behind bars. This time, the person arrested is a registered nurse in the county. Full story...
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Having a baby after forty

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videoAccording to the centers for disease control, the number of women having babies later in life is growing, but so do the health risks. Full story...
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Occupancy tax dollars on the decline in NHC

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The Cape Fear Tourism and Visitors Bureau reports that occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County is down almost eight percent during the fist four months of the year. That number tends to be the best gauge of tourism in our area. Full story...
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Where funds would come from after major disaster

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North Carolina lawmakers have started grappling with how their underfunded beach plan would keep its insurance promises after a bad hurricane season. Full story...
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Whats Happening: June 26-28

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It is the movie that sent teenagers into a frenzy; now you can see a live performance of High School Musical. Plus, parents, or parents-to-be, there is an expo this weekend you do not want to miss. Full story...
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Man arrested for making death threats against Gov. Perdue and other leaders

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A Raleigh man was arrested Wednesday night for making threats against Governor Bev Perdue and several other leaders. Angelos Vangelos, age 46, is charged with at least 29 counts of making threats against an executive officer and two counts of making a bomb threat.

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John Lyons facing six charges after fleeing ILM

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John Lyons was originally processed as John Doe when he refused to cooperate with law enforcement and give his name. Lyons is facing six different charges from airport police and the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, including assault on a government official and damage to personal property. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 25

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videoCollege isn't all about partying. It's about getting an education and learning some important life lessons. Financial planner Ross Marino has more advice on teaching college students to become financially responsible. Full story...
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Required motorboat safety approved by NC House

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Young motorboat drivers in North Carolina would be required to meet minimum boating safety education requirements in legislation approved by the House. Full story...
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Proposed public healthcare system draws mixed feelings

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videoWednesday night, President Obama was on WWAY and ABC talking about where he sees the nation's healthcare system going. There has been a lot of talk about a proposed public healthcare system. As WWAY's Meghan Packer reports, folks around here have mixed feelings about the plan. Full story...
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Whispering Pines hopes to dip into a world record

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videoMany of us, at one point in our lives, have skinny dipped. It may have been in the middle of the night. It may have been in the privacy of your own backyard pool. Regardless, a world record skinny dip is in the planning stages. Full story...
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NO PORT Southport plans forum to discuss environmental concerns

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The group opposing a planned international port in Southport is sponsoring a forum Thursday night on environmental impacts of the project. Full story...
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