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Archive - Dec 8, 2008

Blue Cross / Blue Shield to offer free generic drugs

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videoAround a million people in North Carolina who are fully covered by Blue Cross / Blue Shield, may qualify to get generic drugs at no additional out-of-pocket cost for the at least the next six months. Full story...
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Spending on Cyber Monday up, but will it last?

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videoAccording to a survey conducted by marketing firm Bigresearch, consumers spent an average of $373 in stores and online over the Thanksgiving weekend. That's up seven percent from last year, and an estimated $41 billion in total spending. Full story...
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Malpass students out until next Monday

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videoDenise Malpass shares more than a name with the school; her son is a first grader at the closed facility. She says the school closing has been terrible timing. "You got to get a baby sitter for the kids, it's an extra kid and it's right around the holidays." Full story...
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Many facing struggles to find part-time seasonal jobs

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videoIf you are thinking about buying something with a little extra glitter as a present this year, chances are you are also looking for a few more hours at work. But as News Channel 3 found out, many people are happy to get any hours at all. Full story...
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Business booming at local pawn shops

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While some businesses are struggling, area pawn shops are booming. Many are pawning their items for the cash to spend, while others are looking to spend to snatch up the deals. Full story...
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Festivals of Trees in Whiteville

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The Festival features beautifully decorated trees, dessert café, wreaths, and baked goods. Children’s crafts and Santa Claus be available on the weekend, with entertainment on Saturday. Full story...
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Brunswick County sherriffs credit community in drug bust

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department credits the community for helping get $26,000 dollars worth of cocaine and marijuana off the streets. Full story...
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Monkey Junction to possibly join city

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Monkey Junction could soon be one step closer to being part of the city of Wilmington. City council members vote Tuesday night on a resolution of intent, which is the first part of a possible annexation. Full story...
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Suspended girder latest hurdle at new Oak Island bridge

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WWAYTV3 learned new details Monday on last week's deadly construction accident on the New Oak Island Bridge. Full story...
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Big prices come in small packages

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Presents in small packages could cost you a bit more money this year. The price of gold rose nearly twenty dollars an ounce to almost $800 Monday. Gold prices had hovered around $450 for decades. Full story...
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SC town to vote on bird feeding ban

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Surfside Beach officials say ducks, geese and other birds are turning the town's lakes into their own personal toilets and are jeopardizing water quality. Full story...
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Blue Cross revives free generic drug program in NC

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North Carolina's largest health insurance company is providing free generic prescription drugs to about 1 million members. Full story...
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Winston-Salem prep basketball player dies

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The Winston-Salem high school basketball player who collapsed during a junior varsity game has died. Full story...
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Fight to raise money for brain injury research

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Fort Bragg is hosting a charity mixed martial arts bout to raise money for traumatic brain injury research. Full story...
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City Council to decide on Jason Thompson's replacement

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video37 people applied for Thompson's position; three have risen to top of city council's list. Full story...
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