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THE RANT: Why is the Leland Town Manager continuing to allow Chief Jayne to force officers to take lie detector tests?

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We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We're told the paranoid chief is trying to find "leakers" on the force, discover what they're telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what's going on inside his department out of the media. Full story...
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K-9 helps catch man after shots fired in Hillcrest

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Wilmington Police say a K-9 officer at the intersection of 13th and Dawson Streets heard gunfire from inside the housing project. He notified other WPD officers, and they converged on the area. on. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST CHARITY

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video In this edition of "And the Winner is..." we're in the giving spirit. There are many groups around the area that help people in need. Whether it's giving to the poor, helping victims in their time of need or just generally making life better for others, what is the BEST CHARITY in the Cape Fear?
Here are the leaders (9 a.m. Thursday)
Ocean Cure: 33%
Indo Jax Surf Charities: 23%
American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter: 13%
VOTE NOW!
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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday

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Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 22

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video On Thursday night on WWAY we featured the championship game of the girls holiday high school basketball tournament at Laney High School. Undefeated Laney hosted Ashley, but the Bucs didn't capture the title. It went to the Screaming Eagles instead. We also featured highlights from the Wallace-Rose Hill boys basketball championship game. That title game showcased Topsail and East Carteret. Click play video to highlights from these games. Click full story to see the complete high school & college basketball scoreboard from Thursday night's play. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly. Full story...
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The Rant: Why a teacher's DWI arrest is news

Based on all the feedback, we thought it was important to explain why we believe the arrest of a teacher for DWI and texting while driving is news.

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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend. Full story...
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