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Protecting historic artifacts from flooding

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videoIn the event of a hurricane, many of us have a plan for protecting our homes and valuables. But what about historic artifacts housed in city buildings like the Cape Fear Museum? Full story...
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State Superintendent goes to court

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Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson got her day in court. She is North Carolina's elected, but largely powerless education leader and she is trying to force Governor Perdue to put her back in charge of running the state's education policy.

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Troubleshooters Update: Howard's Towing

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There is an update on a Troubleshooters report we first brought you last week. A Wilmington family called to complain about Howard's Towing. Carolina Beach Police Department called Howard's to pull Scott Brown's SUV out of a retention pond, after he had a stroke and wrecked. Full story...
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Boiling Spring Lakes family survives after run-in with two horses

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We all know the hazards of deer on our local highways, especially at night. But Tuesday evening a local woman had a terrifying run-in with a pair of horses. Full story...
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Dogs test positive for distemper at local animal shelter

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The Brunswick County Animal Shelter is on lock down after two dogs tested positive for a virus. Two dogs adopted last week tested positive for distemper, a highly contagious respiratory disease. Full story...
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Police looking for suspected killer, Tyshawn Gause arrangements set

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Wilmington Police said they believe they know who killed 17-year-old Tyshawn Gause over the weekend, Now, they need your help finding him. Officers are looking for Leroy Sampson. Full story...
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UNCW camp inspires kids to sea art

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A day at camp turned into an art lesson from a pro, for some area kids. UNCW's Marine Quest Camp hosted it's first Art Sea Camp program. Kids were able to get their hands dirty with a local artist who taught them metal sculpting. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 15

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videoThis week we are talking about FDIC insurance. Last year, the limit was increased from $100k to $250k. This increase was meant to be temporary. By law, it will return to $100k on January 1st, 2010, but there are a couple of exceptions. Retirement accounts, such as an IRA will still be covered up to $250k. Full story...
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Pender County's plan for boat ramp stalled

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Pender County's plans to purchase a boat ramp in Hampstead is at a stand still. The county is hoping to purchase about seven acres along Lewis Road for a boat ramp and parking. Full story...
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Inmates at Brunswick County Jail not contagious, on antibiotics

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Brunswick County health officials are trying to keep tuberculosis under lock and key at the county jail. After a former inmate tested positive for the infection, more than four hundred other inmates and employees were tested. Full story...
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Big time fun and learning at Cape Fear Museum

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Some campers had the chance to play with a few larger than life toys while learning about science today. Spec 6 campers from Jacksonville stopped by the Cape Fear Museum to play with some giant folk toys. Full story...
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Local girls softball teams in the hunt for World Series

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videoThirty-two softball teams began play Saturday in the Dixie Girls State Softball Tournament. Half of the squads were eliminated prior to Tuesday's play, but several teams from our area are still alive. Full story...
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Grassroots organization voices opinion on coastal insurance rates

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videoAnother issue facing state lawmakers is coastal insurance rates. Residents in coastal counties are seeing a big increase in homeowners insurance. WWAY's Meghan Packer followed up with a woman we introduced to you last week, who is starting a grassroots organization to be a voice for coastal residents. Full story...
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School budget shifting gears to save on transportation

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videoHundreds of students in New Hanover County will have to find another way home other than the bus next year. Budget cuts are making the going rough when it comes to some transportation options for students.

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Whiteville gets safety tips from former NYC detective

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videoA former New York City detective who worked on cases like the Son of Sam was in Whiteville today educating business owners on protecting themselves from property crimes. Full story...
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