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Archive - Feb 9, 2009

Graduation coaches help prevent drop outs

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videoWWAY reported last week, for the first time in years the number of high school students dropping out of school in North Carolina is declining. Monday, we look deeper into the cause and effect. Full story...
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Multiple fires keep officials busy

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videoFirefighters and the Red Cross were busy today responding to fires in two counties. Not only was it a busy day on Monday, but it's been a busy month for both teams. Full story...
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Introduction to on-line dating

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videoBefore technology ruled the world, we used to rely on our families, friends, churches to help us find love. The internet has opened up a world of opportunities to search for Mr. or Ms. "Right". For some it can be a living nightmare, but for others it's love at web site. Full story...
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Memories and furniture often left behind at foreclosed houses

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videoA family can accumulate a lot of belongings in a home pretty quickly. If a foreclosure forces them out of their home, they have to make some tough decisions on what gets left behind. Full story...
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Risk and reward when buying foreclosed houses

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Real estate broker Bob McCorkle said if you’re willing to take on the clean-up, the best deals can be found at courthouse foreclosure auctions. However, before you buy, make sure you know what you could be getting yourself into as foreclosed homes can have serious problems. At the auctions you buy the property as is. Full story...
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Steroids mean time to forgive Charlie Hustle

When Bart Giamatti banned Pete Rose from baseball in 1989, it was arguably the darkest moment in baseball history since the 1919 Chicago White Sox earned the moniker Black Sox for throwing the Worl

Places to find free tax preparation help

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There are some places around town where folks can go to get help with tax preparations. Full story...
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NHC sheriff's are looking for a missing Wilmington man

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help in locating a missing Wilmington man. He was last seen Wednesday at his home on Pheasant Court. Full story...
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Myrtle Beach may adjust thong ordinance

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Myrtle Beach leaders are considering a tougher indecent exposure law that would allow officers to issue tickets, or make arrests if they see someone baring too much skin. Full story...
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Tougher DUI law in SC takes effect

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Drunken drivers will start facing different penalties depending on whether they're tipsy or trashed. Full story...
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PPD aquires business overseas

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PPD is stretching its assets further into Europe. On Monday, the company announced it will acquire Ab.C.R.O., a contract research organization operating in central and eastern Europe. Full story...
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Cape Fear Rugby starts season with landslide victory

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videoSaturday marked the season opener for the Cape Fear Rugby team. Fear hosted Greenville, SC and cruised to a convincing 47-point win, defending their home turf 59-12. Full story...
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Humpback whale washes up on Oak Island beach

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A 30-foot, baby humpback whale washed up on Oak Island's beach. Officials said a whale stranding is not uncommon for our area, but this one died out at sea before washing up. Full story...
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NC troopers step up enforcement against speeders

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State troopers are stepping up enforcement of speed limits on interstate and major four-lane highways across North Carolina for the next two weeks. Full story...
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2 teens killed in NC wreck after running stop sign

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Two teens have been killed in a wreck after their sedan ran a stop sign and was struck by two sport utility vehicles near the North Carolina town of Sherrills Ford. Full story...
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