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Church van accident leaves state without O negative blood
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 1:01pm.

A serious crash involving a tractor trailer and a church van in Transylvania County Wednesday night has depleted our supply of O negative blood in the Asheville area, and we are now utilizing blood supplies from areas across the region. WLOS-TV reports 15 people were taken to area hospitals, including both drivers and 13 passengers. Many of the patients were children.

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NC Elections Board dismisses McCrory complaint
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 10:41am.

The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously dismissed a complaint against the 2008 gubernatorial campaign of Republican Pat McCrory.

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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:59pm.

video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other.

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Woman donates $10,000 to make sure families have water this Christmas
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:56pm.

video Most of us cannot imagine living without water, but there are hundreds of people in New Hanover County who will spend Christmas without it. A Wilmington woman we spoke with today decided to do something about it. Yesterday she donated $10,000 to help out.

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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Dec. 21
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:48pm.

video On Wednesday night the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team had the lead in the second half against Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons came up big down the stretch despite 32 points from UNCW freshman Adam Smith. Click play video to highlights from Winston-Salem along with local high school basketball holiday hoops. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Wednesday night's play.

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NC gasoline tax to rise almost 4 cents in January to record 39 cents
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 11:40pm.

As expected, North Carolina's gasoline tax is going up by almost 4 cents a gallon starting with the new year.

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ILM travelers support the FAA's new rules on rest for pilots
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 9:52pm.

video The crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 killed 50 people nearly three years ago. The crash caused the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its regulations on pilots and sleep.

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Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 12/21/2011 - 4:36pm.

video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft.

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