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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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Mom charged with baby's 2013 death

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videoA Charlotte woman is accused in the death of her baby in Brunswick County. Katherine Ann Jennings, 33, is in jail charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Lee to take oath of office for NC Senate

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator will be sworn in to office Tuesday. Michael Lee will take the oath of office to serve in the 9th District NC Senate seat during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Council Chambers. Full story...
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House defeats bill that could have lured Continental Tire to Brunswick Co.

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videoThe NC House defeated on Tuesday a bill that would have provided incentives to lure Continental Tire to Brunswick County, leaving the fate of the project up in the air. Full story...
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Blue Ribbon Commission looks to prevent youth violence

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video Safety, wellness and education are three focus areas the Blue Ribbon Commission are now directing its attention towards to prevent violence among area youth. Back when the organization started in 2008, leaders focused on reducing out-of-school suspensions, the high school dropout rate, and engaging an army of volunteers to come into the youth enrichment zone and help serve the community. Full story...
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Fifth rabies case of year reported in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Animals Services Unit says a fifth case of rabies this year has been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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NC judge weighs legality of school vouchers plan

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A North Carolina judge is hearing arguments on whether it's constitutional for tax money to be used to pay for tuition at private or religious schools. Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood hears arguments on the issue on Tuesday. Full story...
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Back to School: How teachers prepare for students before they hit the halls

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As the start to school approaches, kids often find their emotions range from excitement to anticipation. So, how do teachers feel as they prepare for the big day before students head back to the classroom? Lincoln Elementary teacher Shane Terzaken says even teachers get butterflies before the big day while they wait for their students to file in.video Full story...
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UPDATE: Lightning likely cause of flames at St. James Plantation home

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Lightning is likely to blame for flames that sparked at a St. James Plantation home late last night, according to the fire marshal leading the investigation.video Full story...
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Back to School: Packing healthy lunches

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videoAs students head back to school over the coming weeks, parents are often faced with the challenge of preparing a healthy lunch that is also delicious. Liz from thisisgrub.com has tips that kids will love and parents can feel good about. Full story...
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Wilmington tennis team wins regional title

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videoThe 12 & under intermediate tennis team from Wilmington's Cape Fear Country Club won the Southern Regional 12 & Under title over the weekend. They opened the weekend with a victory against a team from Alabama. Wilmington proceeded to beat Mississippi, South Carolina and Louisiana. In the championship match the Cape Fear Country Club squad defeated a team from Georgia to claim the title. Full story...
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West Columbus Vikings look to improve on 3 win football season with new head coach

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videoJason Jones is the new head football coach at West Columbus High School. He'll also be the school's new director of athletics. Jones takes over a football team that finished with a 3-10 record last season. Full story...
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Laney football team issues Ice Bucket Challenge to WWAY's John Rendleman, Hoggard, Ashley & New Hanover

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videoThe Laney Buccaneers recently participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Laney head football coach Ashaad Yeoman and Laney football director of media relations Cori Stukes challenged the football teams at Ashley, Hoggard and New Hanover to follow suit. The Buccaneers also challenged a handful of media people, including WWAY's John Rendleman. Full story...
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WPD wants help fighting heroin

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videoThe police department is asking the federal government to declare our area a high intensity drug trafficking area. With thousands of bindles of heroin taken off the streets just over the past few weeks they say it's a problem worth fighting. Full story...
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