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Archive - Nov 24, 2008

Biggest drug bust in Columbus County history lands former police officer in jail

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It's being called the biggest drug bust in Columbus County history. After seizing thousands of dollars in cash, and a hefty amount of cocaine, the Columbus County Sheriff's Department is relieved a drug trafficker is now behind bars. Full story...
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Williston student remains in juvenile detention after tackling principal

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The thirteen year old Williston student who tackled his principal is still in a juvenile detention center Monday night. The boy is expected to go before a judge Tuesday to see if he is eligible for release. Full story...
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Governor Easley announces local counties will receive grant money

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Governor Easley announced Monday that Bladen, Columbus, and Pender counties will receive grant money to help low-income families repair their homes. Full story...
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Cape Fear Academy students spread Thanksgiving cheer

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Students from Cape Fear Academy spent the day going to door to door spreading holiday cheer with food baskets. Full story...
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International students on the rise

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videoThe dollar may not be doing well globally, but when it comes to education, American schooling is still at the top of the list in the international scope. Full story...
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Take-out delivery drivers robbed over the weekend

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Three take-out delivery drivers were robbed over the weekend. Police said robberies like this happen every once in a while. Full story...
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Hoggard High becomes nations first storm-ready school thanks to student

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videoA Wilmington student's senior project is garnering national recognition. A special ceremony was held Monday to award him with a certificate of achievement. Full story...
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State dips into community college budgets

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Last week, WWAY told you about county school districts giving back some of their state appropriations to offset the state deficit. Late last week, the state also dipped into community college budgets. Full story...
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Memorial service for the victim of fatal crash on Cape Fear bridge

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Monday, family and friends gathered to remember the pregnant mother, killed in Wednesday's accident on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Hearing to discuss Aqua's rate increase

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There's a public hearing tonight to discuss Aqua North Carolina's proposed rate increase for some New Hanover County residents. Full story...
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Bev Perdue talking issues on the road

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Gov.-elect Beverly Perdue wants to talk publicly about biotechnology, the economy and other issues before taking office Jan. 10. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol cracks down on street racing

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is cracking down on illegal street racing, focusing efforts from country roads to interstate highways. Full story...
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Gifts to Guilford College total nearly $5 million

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Students at Guilford College are getting some help to improve their fitness. Full story...
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Walmart lessening the burden on your wallet this Thanksgiving

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videoGas prices may have dropped, but the cost of food hasn't followed that trend. The American Farm Bureau Federation says the average cost for a Thanksgiving meal will rise about 6 percent. Full story...
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Carolina Canines for Service providing for disabled Iraq war veteran

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videoIt is a story of man's best friend. A 23-year-old disabled Iraq war veteran recently received some help in the form of a four-legged friend. It is all thanks to a very unique organization; the only one of its kind in the country. Full story...
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