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Archive - Nov 2009

Prepping for the holiday feast begins at Fort Bragg

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Soldiers at Fort Bragg are already preparing for their holiday feast. This year's theme at the chow hall is based on food from New Orleans. Seafood gumbo, shrimp and okra, even crab meat. Full story...
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Survivor of Oak Island Bridge collapse sues DOT, contracting company

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A man injured during the Oak Island bridge collapse is suing the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Ricky Bryant was attached to a concrete girder that fell five stories last December. Full story...
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Zimmer Cancer Center receives federal dollars to help fight cancer

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of the community. Congressman Mike McIntyre presented the Zimmer Cancer Center at New Hanover Regional Medical Center a check for $450,000 from the National Cancer Institute Tuesday. Full story...
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Students at Gregory School of Science, Math and Technology learn about weather the WWAY way

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videoSecond graders at the Gregory School for Science, Math & Technology have been learning all about the weather. Tuesday, they invited WWAY meteorologist Chris Phillips... Full story...
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Tips for a safe Thanksgiving feast

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State health officials are reminding North Carolinians to be safe during the holidays by taking precautions while preparing meals for Thanksgiving and other holiday feasts. Full story...
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Overdose killed patient released from NC hospital

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An autopsy shows a North Carolina man just discharged from a state psychiatric hospital died from a massive overdose of a painkiller given to him by the facility. Full story...
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Man found shot to death at NC motel, no arrests

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Police are investigating the shooting death of a man at a North Carolina motel, the third shooting victim at the motel since Oct. 20. Full story...
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NC checks social workers' contact at girl's home

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The father of a dead North Carolina girl isn't second-guessing his decision to let 5-year-old Shaniya Davis live with the mother accused of prostituting her. Full story...
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NC tries to estimate jobs, dollars of creativity

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North Carolina's culture mavens are out to show that real jobs flow from creative pursuits like arts, design and new media. Full story...
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Use of gas chamber stalled for Brunswick County Animal Shelter

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We have been following the installation of a refurbished gas chamber at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Last week, an industrial hygienist inspected the machine to make sure it met state standards. Full story...
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Crib recall the largest in US history

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Parents, listen up. The biggest crib recall in US history is underway. Stork Craft Manufacturing is recalling more than two million drop-side cribs. About 150,000 of them carry the Fisher-Price logo. Full story...
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Rebirth of the Turkey Bowl

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videoOne of the longest standing Thanksgiving traditions in Wilmington didn't take place last year, but it's game-on this year, for the annual Turkey Bowl football game. Full story...
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Becoming an organ donor can help save lives

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videoThe holidays are upon us, and what better thing to give, than the gift of life? Organ transplants save thousands of people every year, still many more end up on waiting lists, and never get the organs they need to survive. Full story...
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Community reaches out to family in need

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videoFriday, we introduced you to a man waiting to receive his unemployment extension check. Dozens of people were touched by his story, and many have helped Christmas come early for his family.

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Santa hopes little kids everywhere stay healthy this holiday season

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videoTypically, family and friends come together for the holidays, and that can mean the spread of germs. With the threat of the H1N1 virus still a concern, some people are turning to preventative measures to keep the flu at bay during the holidays. Full story...
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