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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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VFW warns of phone scam

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We have a quick consumer alert for you. The Veterans of Foreign Wars want you to know they are not soliciting money by phone. Full story...
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CFPUA tries to resolve some issues

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In a fairly quick board meeting this morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board met to resolve some customer concerns. One of the topics was the continuing controversy surrounding the billing and rate system. Full story...
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F.A.A. orders family's trees cut down near ILM

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The Joyce family's entire yard full of oak trees came crashing to the ground on Wednesday. There's one oak tree left standing. The kids were so upset, one of them used the family's trampoline to climb the tree to prevent it from getting cut down. He said he doesn't care if he gets arrested, he doesn't want his last tree coming down. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Libel and slander

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videoIn this Troubleshooters report, we are taking a look at slander and libel, and how the internet is making it easier to attack people's reputation. Full story...
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Sunset Beach residents discover costly water bill issues

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Cape Fear is not the only utility authority having billing problems. Eighteen Brunswick Utility customers in Sunset Beach are drowning in this months water bills. Full story...
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Summer is a W.A.R.M. time of year

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videoAfter helping make home repairs following Hurricane Bertha and Fran, a group called W.A.R.M. began assisting those less fortunate with more basic home fixes. Full story...
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Surf City Bridge still swinging, but barely?

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videoIt's been a staple of Surf City since 1955, but safety concerns have the department of transportation talking about replacing the Surf City Bridge. Full story...
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Pros and cons of public healthcare

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The health care debate affects all of us. UNCW nursing professor Kae Livsey broke down some of the pros and cons of the public option. Full story...
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Complaints continue about Port City based internet business

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The complaints keep coming in about a Wilmington based company called NewDiaperClub.com. The owner of the company, Amy Galliher, sold customers a membership for a year's worth of diapers for an upfront payment of $500. Ms. Galliher failed to deliver on that promise, and customers are demanding refunds. Full story...
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Construction begins on Wilmington's newest park

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The city of Wilmington is set to begin construction on what will be one of its largest parks. On Wednesday, a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the future site of Olsen Park. Full story...
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Highway projects to get underway in NC

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Thirty-one new highway projects are about to get underway around the state; eleven of them funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The only one in our area is in New Hanover County, and is funded by the state DOT. Full story...
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