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Brunswick sheriffs looking for burglary suspect

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office needs your help finding a burglary suspect. Forty-year-old Rodney Suggs is wanted for first-degree burglary and larceny after allegedly breaking into a home last Thursday. Full story...
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Waiting period for club membership could be history

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A rule requiring a three-day waiting period to join a private club that sells alcohol could soon be history in a bill going to Governor Bev Perdue's desk. The Senate gave final approval Monday night to a House bill eliminating the membership wait. Full story...
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Money awarded to local towns through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Governor Perdue announced her second round of drinking water and wastewater recovery projects Monday. More than $45 million has been awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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Close battle between police and firefighters

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There was quite a battle at Buck Hardy field Monday night. It was a clash of the titans as Wilmington Police took on Wilmington Firefighters. A good crowd turned out for the game. Allegiances were split, although the firemen did some good pre-game marketing with fire hats. Full story...
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Patients with existing condition can get insurance help from state

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If you have trouble getting health insurance because of a pre-existing condition, a new state program may be able to help. Full story...
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Sheriff's Citizens Academy gives inside look

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videoBrunswick County residents curious about how the sheriff's office operates are getting a behind the scenes look. A program called, The Citizens Academy, gives people the chance to learn about the agency's operations both in the classroom and through hands on activities.

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Women's correctional facility in danger of shutting down

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videoA few months ago we told you about a women's correctional facility at risk of shutting down. The Wilmington Residential Facility is a home for women serving criminal sentences, but who also work and contribute to the community. Full story...
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The history behind the CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoCape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program could soon hit rock bottom. The state is proposing a new budget that would cut the lines to the program's offshore training; the only one of it's kind on the east coast. Full story...
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Suspected murderer makes court appearance

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A Wilmington man suspected of murder has turned himself in to authorities. Monday, Leroy Bernard Sampson Jr. made his first appearance in court. Sampson was quickly ushered into a New Hanover County courtroom to appear before a judge. Full story...
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Alternative energy summit discusses benefits of greener fuels

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videoA year ago gas prices reached four dollars per gallon and consumers were calling for alternative sources of energy. Monday at UNCW, Representative Mike McIntyre hosted an alternative energy summit. Full story...
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Attorney General Cooper visits Badges for Baseball

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North Carolina’s top cop took to the mound in Wilmington Monday. Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the Badges for Baseball program at the community Boys and Girls Club. Full story...
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UNCW receives stimulus money for new marine biotechnology facility

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videoFederal stimulus money is headed to UNCW, for a new marine biotechnology facility. As WWAY's Margo Gray tells us, it promises advancements for the university, and our community. Full story...
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Work started to alleviate College Road traffic

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If you have ever traveled College Road, you have probably spent some time stuck in traffic. The City of Wilmington is taking steps to alleviate some of that congestion by next summer. Crews have already started work to widen Independence Boulevard. Full story...
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Refresher for law enforcement on handling people with mental illnesses

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Local members of the National Association of Mental Illnesses worked to educate law enforcement Monday, on how to handle people with mental illness. They also got a refresher on the local laws surrounding mental illness. Full story...
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Firefighters battle Carolina Beach blaze, one treated for heat exhaustion

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A Carolina Beach firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, after battling a fire Monday morning in Carolina Beach. The call at 207 Teakwood Drive came in at about 8:30 a.m. Full story...
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