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Wilmington Council says no to buying land along river
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 11:42am.

Wilmington City Council voted not to buy a plot of land along the Cape Fear River. City Council held a special meeting this afternoon to discuss wether to buy nearly eight acres of land known as the Sawmill Point Marina site.

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Shareholders set to vote on Duke-Progress merger
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 9:28am.

Shareholders of North Carolina's two largest utilities are voting on whether to merge the two electric companies into the country's largest utility.

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Boil water advisory issued for New Hanover neighborhood
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 08/23/2011 - 6:23am.

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Customers in a New Hanover County neighborhood are advised to boil their water before using it. Customers in the Laurel Ridge subdivision near Carolina Beach Road reported a loss of service or low water pressure Monday night.

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Wild weather continues in New Hanover County
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 9:28pm.

video The streak of wild weather continued Monday for the Cape Fear region, this time in the form of a funnel cloud.

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FIRST ON 3: Williams trial underway; Prosecution can't argue "willfull blindness"
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 5:27pm.

Former Alcoholic Beverage Control administrator Billy Williams's trial started this morning. He's charged with making an illegal deal with a contractor who was building him a two-story garage for his home.

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Surfers Healing a swell time for children with Autism
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:50pm.

videoGoing to the store or a restaurant for some parents isn't so easy. For those that have children with Autism, a day at the beach can be anything but. However, for the sixth straight year, Surfers Healing came to Wrightsville Beach. Founder and former pro surfer Izzy Paskowitz led the charge today as over 200 children hit the waves.

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Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:32pm.

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel.

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UNCW welcomes freshmen at convocation
Submitted by IE on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:20pm.

A sea of nearly 2,000 fresh teal shirts worn by the class of 2015 met at the clock tower on the UNCW campus this morning for convocation. It is the official academic welcome for freshmen.

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Football games rescheduled because of Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 3:51pm.

The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week.

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Victim says Columbus commissioner stole personal documents
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 3:46pm.

videoThe alleged victim claims chairman Giles Byrd broke into her house and stole personal documents. And it turns out Byrd has a history of charges ranging from misdemeanor stalking to assault with a deadly weapon.

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