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Archive - Nov 5, 2009

Inside 911: The job of an operator

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videoIn an emergency we see the police officers, the firefighters, and the paramedics, but we never see the 911 operators who get them there. New Hanover County's 911 dispatchers say it is a high stress, fast-paced, unpredictable job - and they would not have it any other way. Full story...
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Recycling could be made easier, especially in rural areas

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videoIt has been more than a month since new state laws governing recycling took effect, but it's unclear if these laws are working in some rural communities. Full story...
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The Droid enters the cell phone market

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videoFrom emailing to snapping pictures, the functionality of new-aged cell phones is mind-boggling. So how do you know which device is best for you? Full story...
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Family of parasailing accident victim turns to federal court

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The family of one of the women killed in an August parasailing accident off Ocean Isle Beach is turning to federal court for help. Full story...
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Wilmington Police use closed motel for training session

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The former Whitey's El-Berta Motor Inn hosted some dramatic law enforcement training Thursday afternoon. The Wilmington Police Department's Special Enforcement Response Team and it's bomb squad practiced... Full story...
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Open casting call for One Tree Hill

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In this tight economy, folks are always looking for a way to make some extra cash. Here is a fun way: One Tree Hill is holding an open casting call for people ages 18 and up. Full story...
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Some municipal races in Columbus County still too close to call

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Election Day has come and gone, but the work is not over for Board of Elections officials in Columbus County. A number of municipal races in the county are still too close to call. Full story...
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What's Happening: November 6-8

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videoIt is a big weekend for high school students as they try to raise funds for different programs. Throw in some wine tastings, a couple of festivals, and you have a pretty busy weekend. Full story...
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Chilling 911 calls from slain NC family home

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Police have released 911 recordings that contain the sounds of a gunshot and a relative pleading for ambulances to get to the scene of a quadruple murder-suicide in Fayetteville earlier this week. Full story...
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NC Sen. Hagan drops backing for judge

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan has withdrawn her support for a possible lifetime federal appointment for a state judge who ruled in favor of a company that includes Hagan's husband. Full story...
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Police investigating baby death at NC home daycare

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A North Carolina home daycare is closed while authorities investigate the death of an infant. Full story...
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Loaded handgun found in NC student's backpack

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Authorities say a loaded handgun was found in the backpack of a North Carolina high school student. Full story...
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Higher NC sales tax means larger break for holiday

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A higher sales tax means North Carolina consumers will get a larger break when they purchase energy-efficient appliances compared to a year ago. Full story...
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Newly elected Wilmington councilmen eager to get started

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videoWilmington City Council met Wednesday night, instead of Tuesday night, because of the election. Voters also shook up the composition of the council. WWAY's Meghan Torjussen tells us the newcomers are eager to get started. Full story...
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Go green, tax-free weekend on Energy Star appliances

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videoThis weekend is a good time to go green, because the tax man is cutting us a break. The State of North Carolina is encouraging folks to ditch their old appliances for new, more energy efficient models. Energy Star appliances will be tax free this weekend. Full story...
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