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6 junior team tennis state titles for Wilmington

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videoThe United States Tennis Association has over 19,000 junior tennis teams. Obviously they're spread all across the country, but we managed to find a handful of those teams in Fayetteville over the weekend at the state junior team tennis championship. In fact 6 teams from Wilmington captured junior state titles. Wilmington Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts has been named the player of the week in USL Pro. Plus more! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Accused rapist's ex wife says he's manipulative, liar

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videoThe Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested of Ralph Thomas Smith, 42 of Willard, NC on Monday. Smith was charged after an alleged incident was reported to social services and the sheriffs office in which Smith had sexual relations with a fourteen-year-old female. Full story...
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Message from sheriff: Do the right and smart thing, turn yourself in

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men wanted for the robbery of a sweepstakes business. According to a news release from the Onslow County Sheriff's Office, investigators issued a warrant for Deontre Ulysses Randall, 21, for the armed robbery of the Lucky Time Internet Café Monday around 11:30 p.m. in Jacksonville. Full story...
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McCrory signs bill sponsored by late lawmaker

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Legislation to protect health care workers sponsored by a North Carolina lawmaker who died last weekend has been signed into law. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill sponsored by the late Rep. Jim Fulghum on Tuesday. Full story...
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Health officials confirm chikungunya in Cabarrus

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Cabarrus County health officials have confirmed the county's first case of chikungunya, saying the patient was infected while traveling in a Caribbean country. There have been nine other cases in North Carolina. In each instance, the person infected had traveled to the Caribbean. Full story...
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McCrory signs Common Core changes into law

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Common Core curriculum standards for North Carolina schools will be rewritten under a bill signed into law by Gov. Pat McCrory. McCrory signed the bill Tuesday along with four others. He said the Common Core bill does not officially repeal the federal standards but will review and improve them. Full story...
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Health agency says it's OK to use Dan River

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North Carolina's public health agency is recommending lifting a recreational water advisory for a river that was polluted by a massive coal ash spill in February. The Department of Health and Human Services recommendation Tuesday comes a week after federal environmental officials said Duke Energy has completed removal of large pockets of coal ash from the Dan River. Full story...
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Governor, NC Senate Republicans talk about budget

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Gov. Pat McCrory has met with Senate Republicans to try to look at ways to narrow their differences over budget adjustments that were supposed to be in place three weeks ago. McCrory's office and a top budget negotiator confirmed the governor visited the Senate Republican Caucus on Tuesday morning for about 90 minutes. Full story...
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Political group running another anti-Tillis NC ad

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An independent political group plans to spend more than $1 million over the next two weeks for a television ad critical of North Carolina Republican Senate nominee Thom Tillis by trying to link him to conservative financiers. Full story...
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Five highlights on NC child health in new report

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According to a new report, children in North Carolina are healthier and better at math and reading than they were nearly a decade ago. The Kids Count report is created by the Annie E. Casey foundation, a philanthropy and research organization based in Baltimore. Full story...
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Charlotte, Duke, consider airport coal ash plan

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Charlotte officials and Duke Energy are still considering Charlotte Douglas International Airport as a site for millions of tons of coal ash now at Mountain Island Lake. Full story...
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Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

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The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due. It was Charles Taylor - a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop - who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903. Full story...
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County project costing residents thousands

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videoNew Hanover County and Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are installing new sewer and water lines in the Heritage Park Area. Connection to the lines is mandatory and residents must hire their own plumber. Folks living in the area are speaking out and they're not happy. Full story...
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Post 10 aims for third state title in a row

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videoWilmington Post 10 won the state title in 2012 and 2013. Can they make history and win the state title for American Legion baseball in 2014? If successful, they'll become the first team in North Carolina to win three consecutive state championships for American Legion baseball. Full story...
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New Hanover County Sheriff's Office wraps up Hewett death investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's office has wrapped up its internal investigation into the death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ronald Hewett. Full story...
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