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"And the Winner is..." BEST GARDEN STORE
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 4:57pm.

video Spring is in the air, and it officially begins this week. That means it's time to start thinking about your lawn and garden. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we're looking for the perfect place for plants. What business is blossoming with the best blooms? Who has the most fantastic flowers and foliage? Where do you go to make sure the grass in greener in your yard? What is the BEST GARDEN STORE in the Cape Fear?
Here's how the votes are blossoming (as of 2:30 p.m. Thursday):
Pender Pines, Hampstead: 88%
Country Nursery, Whiteville: 6%
Plant Place, Wilmington: 3%

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Drug expert testifies in Grooms trial; ex-girlfriend on stand Monday
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 4:51pm.

video The trial of Thomas Grooms continued today with more testimony from law enforcement officers and a self-described "party girl" the prosecution says has information on grooms the jury needs to know. Friday, the jury in the Grooms trial learned more about the man behind the charges.

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Kitchen Scoop: Key Lime Pie
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 4:48pm.

This week, cookbook author and recipe developer Alicia Ross whips up some Key Lime Pie.

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Tregembo Zoo opens for 60th spring
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:50pm.

One of the wildest attractions in our own backyard is open for business again. With winter over, Wilmington's Tregembo Zoo is waking from its hibernation for its 60th spring.

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Williston students look to future at career fair
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:29pm.

Little kids with big dreams got to meet professionals who have the jobs the kids hope to have one day. Communities in Schools of Cape Fear and UNCW's Cameron School of Business put together the first ever Williston Middle School Career Fair today.

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Weather threat cancels weekends activities
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:25pm.

The threat of severe weather Saturday has forced the cancellation of some planned events, including a walk-a-thon for injured members of the military and the Fire in the Lakes Festival in Brunswick County.

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Brunswick County's new emergency radio system coming on line
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 3:17pm.

Whether it's a police chase or a hurricane, how well emergency responders communicate with each other can mean life or death. Brunswick County's new public safety radio system VIPER is up and running, but it has a ways to go before all departments are installed.

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Robbery suspect charged with murder after fatal car crash
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/23/2012 - 2:52pm.

video A Columbus County man made his first appearance in court today to face charges of murder and other crimes after investigators say a robbery led to a deadly car crash. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says Lloyd Thomas Buffkin, 32, Sidney Cherry Rd. is charged with murder, common law robbery and assault on a government official.

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