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Scholarship Scams

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It’s the time of the year for scholarship scams as new high school grads gear up for college. Full story...
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Pender County adding voting precincts

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Long lines at the voting booths in Pender County during the last presidential election has brought about some changes. You may be voting elsewhere: Elections officials say back in 2004 some county residents had to wait more than four hours to cast their ballot. Full story...
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Local leaders take food stamp challenge

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Could you survive on $21 a week for food? Cape Fear area leaders put food stamps to the test. Last Tuesday some local leaders began the "food stamp challenge." Full story...
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UNCW assistant provost suspended

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A statement UNCW administrators gave NewsChannel 3 says Adrian Sherman has been relieved of his duties as assistant provost in the international programs department. Full story...
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Brunswick County senior community grows

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It's the 14th fastest growing county in the nation and Brunswick County officials say they're making accommodations for an older crowd. Full story...
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Law enforcement agencies join Sable helicopter program

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As crime numbers go up, so do local law enforcement agencies in their fight against crime. More area departments are joining Chief Ralph Evangelous and the Wilmington Police Department in patrolling from the sky. Full story...
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Report: Violent crime up in 2006

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The FBI says the United States was a more dangerous place last year. A new report finds an alarming increase in violent crime for 2006 -- especially in cities. Murders are up. Robberies have skyrocketed. For the second straight year, violent crime is on the rise. Full story...
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Weekend rain not enough to lift water restrictions

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The weekend rain wasn't enough to lift the water restrictions in parts of New Hanover County. The county's mandatory water restriction has been in place since last week, but still, people are unsure of how it affects them. Full story...
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Hampstead fire department asking for tax increase

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The Hampstead Fire Department Board of Directors is asking the Pender County Commissioners to approve a district wide 25 percent tax increase. Full story...
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New information on treating breast cancer

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It's a staggering number, but one in eight women will get breast cancer in her lifetime. There is new information on how to treat breast cancer. Doctors are finding that, in some cases, less is more. Full story...
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Proposed bill could double car tax

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From gas prices to increased property taxes, many local residents will have some extra expenses this year. And if a new statewide bill is passed, you can add a new car tax to that list. That proposed legislation could more than double taxes paid by car buyers. Full story...
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North Carolina man surrenders in Myrtle Beach shooting

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Myrtle Beach police say a North Carolina man has surrendered in the shooting death of a man last month. Police say Jeffrey Ray Bethea of Lumberton turned himself in Saturday. Full story...
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Democrats clash on war on terror, Iraq

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A year and a-half before the election, the Democrats who want to be president have faced each other in another joint appearance. Sunday night's TV debate was broadcast by CNN from New Hampshire, which holds the leadoff primary. The dominant themes were once again Iraq and how to keep the nation secure. Full story...
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Girl Scouts add art to animal shelter

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Some local Girl Scouts added a little bit of art to the New Hanover County Animal Shelter this weekend. Full story...
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Farmers welcome rain, need more

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After weeks without any substantial rainfall this weekend finally provided some relief, especially for farmers. But the relief may only be temporary. Lewis Farms in New Hanover County received a good soaking. But the staff there says they still need more water. Full story...
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