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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. detention officer under investigation after fight over poker machine
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 5:17pm.

video A fight over a video poker machine has turned into an internal affairs investigation at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.

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'One Tree Hill' finale scheduled for April 4
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:58pm.

The CW today announced the dates for finales for the remainder of the season, including ONE TREE HILL, which will conclude its nine-year run in a special, two-hour series finale Wednesday, April 4, 8-10 p.m.

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FIRST ON 3: Body found is missing blind man
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:35pm.

Police say a body found this afternoon along S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington is a man who went missing in the area two weeks ago.

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FIRST ON 3: Meridian Village fire ruled accident
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 4:18pm.

Investigators say an apartment building fire last week was an accident. Deputy Fire Marshal Grant Vick says investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how the fire started at Meridian Village Apartments on Northchase Parkway Thursday.

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Brunswick Nuclear Plant learning from Fukushima, dealing with own problems
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 3:24pm.

After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last year, Progress Energy is trying to make sure nothing like that ever happens here. But with incidents involving both reactors at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant recently, we wanted to know how Progress Energy is addressing its own issues.

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State issues air quality permit for cement plant
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:45pm.

video A proposed cement manufacturing plant near Wilmington received an air quality permit today with strict limits for mercury and other air pollutants. The air permit is the first in a series of environmental permits that Carolinas-Titan Cement Co. would need for the facility in northern New Hanover County.

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NRC says building uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington safe
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 2:40pm.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington.

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Special needs student dies after arriving at school on bus
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/29/2012 - 1:26pm.

video A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school. Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith said the eight-year-old girl was unresponsive when a school bus for special needs students arrived at the school.

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