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Murrayville Elementary crowns first grade trivia bee champion

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Murrayville Elementary students celebrated the end of school with a trivia bee Wednesday morning. Competition was stiff, but eventually the first graders were whittled down to one humble winner, Matteo Meehan. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Local car salesman drives off with woman's deposit

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videoIn this week's Troubleshooters Report, we talk with Wilmington woman who put $1,000 down on a used car at a local dealership. When she went back to get the car... Full story...
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Residents upset about billing by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

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videoConcerns continue to mount over the way New Hanover County residents are charged for water and sewer. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority took over Wilmington's water and sewer last year. Since then, they've been playing a game of billing catch-up, much to the dismay of residents. Full story...
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Film incentive rally set for Thursday

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Film industry insiders say it's a "reel" problem...North Carolina's lack of a competitive film incentive. That's why film crews from across the state are getting ready to rally in Raleigh, to show legislators why upping the current incentive from 15% to 25% is vital to keeping the film industry alive in North Carolina. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 10

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A struggling economy may be to blame for record high cases of identity theft. Financial planner Ross Marino has more on how to protect yourself while surfing the web. Full story...
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NC man dies after stabbing woman, starting fire

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A North Carolina man has died after he stabbed his girlfriend and set himself on fire. The Daily News of Jacksonville reported that 39-year-old Rodney Douglas of Jacksonville died about 1 p.m. Tuesday at a Chapel Hill hospital. Full story...
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Nike ad campaign gives Laney High a boost

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videoAs schools across the state try to figure out how to handle budget cuts, New Hanover County's Laney High is getting a little boost. A new ad campaign built on the legend of one of Wilmington's most famous sons and Laney's most famous alum is giving the school some global exposure and some extra cash.

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Senate gives final approval to ban texting while driving

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The State Senate gave final approval Tuesday to legislation to ban drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. Full story...
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Provision removed on raising NC cigarette tax

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Members of a House committee have removed a provision that would raise North Carolina's cigarette tax by 25 cents per pack. Full story...
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Visitor from UK makes her return home

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There is an update on a foreign visitor to our area who is making a triumphant return home Wednesday. Willamina, or Willie for short, arrived at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital on Topsail Island back in April. Full story...
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State bans plastic bottles with necks from landfills

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videoEverywhere you look, people are drinking bottled water and soda. The problem is, most people don't recycle, so those bottles end up taking up space in our landfills. A new law aims to change that. Full story...
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Churches help those praying to find a job

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videoCatholic or Protestant, Jewish or Buddhist, it doesn't matter what your religion is, area churches are answering financial questions aimed at a higher power right here on Earth. Full story...
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Tennis, anyone?

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videoDoctor McIver says cell phone elbow is different than tennis and golfer's elbow. Tennis elbow involves the muscles on the outside of your elbow, while golfer's elbow involves muscles on the inside of your elbow. Cell phone elbow is caused from bending your elbow too tightly for too long. Full story...
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Huskins Program may get cut as education budget shrinks

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The Huskins Program has allowed students at the high school level to earn college credit, but with state budget cuts on the way, this program maybe on the chopping block. Full story...
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Computer injuries on the rise

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videoMore than 60% of U.S. households now contain at least one personal computer, and many have multiple machines. The rate of computer ownership is soaring, but the injury rate from computers is increasing even faster, according to a new study. Full story...
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