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Bracelet system helps relocate wandering children

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A new program that helps find lost children began Saturday in Carolina Beach. Kids were seen wearing one of seven different colored wristbands. The color matches that of the nearest lifeguard stand. The goal is to help identify where lost children came from on the beach. Full story...
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YMCA educates public with safety fair

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The YMCA is known as a safe haven for children, and that was Saturday's theme. The YMCA, along with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, hosted a child safety fair. Full story...
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Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival rocks on

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Carolina Beach goers were treated to the sweet sounds of summer Saturday for the annual Pleasure Island Beach Music Festival. Five bands, from all over the South, got the crowd moving and shaking to hits from yesterday and today. Full story...
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Carolina Beach State Park hosts snake expo

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Snakes were spotted at Carolina Beach State Park Saturday, and people were actually happy about it. The park hosted a special education program featuring the slithery creatures. Full story...
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School board releases info on Williston teacher

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board Friday afternoon released some vital information in the case surrounding former Williston Middle School teacher, Jessica Wishnask. WWAY has learned why she had been suspended twice while teaching at Williston last year. Full story...
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Castle Hayne man arrested for alleged sex crimes

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A Castle Hayne man is facing charges for sex crimes in Pender County. The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested 34-year-old registered sex offender, Randall Bryant Thursday night. Full story...
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Perdue answers questions around education

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videoState spending cuts are taking a toll on all sectors. But cuts to education have a lot of people asking why. WWAY political reporter Kevin Wuzzardo posed the question to Governor Perdue.

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Perdue, Saffo talk local stimulus money

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Governor Bev Perdue visited UNCW to talk about getting, and spending, federal stimulus money in North Carolina.

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Old blue jeans get a new life

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videoMost of us have old blue jeans with a few too many holes, or that are a bit too tight. Now that old denim can be put to good use - providing insulation for homes built by Habitat for Humanity. Full story...
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Brunswick fishermen look to educate on buying local

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videoIt is an industry that has it's ups and downs with every changing season - the fishing industry. A group of area fishermen are hoping to turn things around by casting a wide net; educating the public on the benefits of buying local seafood. Full story...
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Brunswick County thrift store is helping local schools

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Who would think buying thrift would be helping Brunswick County schools? The Communities in Schools Thrift Store is open for business. CIS is a national organization that aids public schools in dropout prevention. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Burgaw business, old and new

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videoHarrell's Retail Store has called Burgaw home since 1903. Since the store opened, Burgaw has seen some drastic changes. Plenty of businesses have come and gone, and the town's population has grown. Full story...
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Confirmed H1N1 virus, pre-school child

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The New Hanover County Health Department has confirmed another case of the H1N1 virus; this time in a pre-school aged child. Full story...
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Wrightsboro Elementary celebrates 100

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Wrightsboro Elementary School celebrated a milestone Friday. Students, alumni, former staff, and special guests joined the centennial celebration today at Wrightsboro Baptist Church. Full story...
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Leland Town Council talks budget

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Thursday night, Leland's Town Council was briefed on the proposed budget for next fiscal year. The town will be working with $5.8 million, and needs to make an eight percent reduction compared to this year's budget. Full story...
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