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The Rant: March 14, 2011

While alcohol is often associated with Saint Patrick's day, perhaps too much so, it's not the only thing that represents the culture or the holiday. WWAY's Kevin "Patrick" Wuzzardo has more in tonight's edition of The Rant.

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New Hanover co. commissioners en route to control money spent in school systems

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New Hanover county commissioners are discussing a resolution that would require the school board to request permission to move any money between account. The New Hanover County school board says this proposal would hurt its accountability to effectively help its students. Full story...
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NC 133 back open after morning crash

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A crash on NC 133 in Brunswick County closed the road in both directions earlier today. Full story...
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NC poultry processor signals Supreme Court appeal

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A criminal case against a poultry processor accused of intentionally dumping untreated turkey remains into waterways is advancing unless the US Supreme Court steps in. Full story...
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GE-Hitachi employees return from Japan

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videoSeveral GE-Hitachi employees from the Cape Fear are back home after being in the middle of last week's massive earthquake in Japan. Full story...
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UNCW golf team wins second tourney of spring season

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UNCW golfer Josh Brock was a standout golfer during his high school days at New Hanover. He's now tearing up the competition on the collegiate level. Brock won the Pinehurst Intercollegiate Tournament on Sunday. On top of that individual honor, UNCW won the team competition of the tourney as well. Full story...
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2010 tourist spending sets record

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Visitors to North Carolina spent a record $17 billion in 2010, an increase of nine percent from 2009. The number was higher than the previous record of $16.8 billion set in 2008. Full story...
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NC safety officials warn against drunk driving

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Those who pull out all the stops for St. Patrick's Day could find themselves stopped by police at drunk-driving checkpoints this week as part of a statewide Booze It and Lose It campaign. Full story...
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission sends special inspection team to Global Nuclear Fuel plant

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sent a Special Inspection Team to Global Nuclear Fuel-Americas, LLC, to examine the circumstances associated with an event in which the licensee failed to maintain required process control over a small quantity of enriched uranium. The nuclear fuel manufacturing facility is located in Wilmington. Full story...
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Creative solutions to endless pollution

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video With the rising temperatures and clear skies, many folks are making their way to the beach. Wrightsville Beach says they are trying to clean up their act and they are hoping their creative strategies will mean less litter. Full story...
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