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Archive - Apr 2009

State agency hosts emergency training session

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State emergency management professionals are training citizen volunteers to help their families and neighbors when a disaster strikes and first responders haven't arrived or can't get to the scene. Full story...
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Dog Court: Trying to reverse the label of dangerous dogs

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videoWednesday night, WWAY's John Rendleman was in Brunswick County Dog Court for a follow-up on a case we first profiled earlier this month involving three American Eskimo dogs. Full story...
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Tabor City Police arrest three for allegedly trespassing on Sen. Soles's property

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Senator Soles reported that three men refused to leave his property and became violent toward him. This is not the first time he has had problems with former clients.

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Cape Fear Books and Supply back in business

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Times may be tough on Market Street, but one downtown Wilmington store is back in business. Full story...
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Tileston Elementary celebrating its make-over

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The historic Tileston Elementary School in downtown Wilmington is one step closer to refurbishing its old school building. Now part of St. Mary Catholic School, the school has unveiled its new Upper Room. Full story...
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Drive-by shooting on Red Cross Street

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A drive-by shooting in broad daylight ends with a teenager behind bars. Seventeen-year-old Lewis Hines faces seven serious charges. Full story...
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Delaware flu cases cancel UNCW baseball series

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The University of Delaware's baseball team has canceled its three-game series this weekend at UNCW because a Delaware player is sick. Full story...
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Judge-to-be pays taxes, still has critics

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videoOn Friday, Sherry Dew Tyler will be sworn in as judge for the 13th Judicial District, presiding over Bladen, Brunswick, and Columbus counties. She was appointed by Governor Bev Perdue, and already has some vocal fans, and critics. Full story...
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Looking for warning signs of swine flu

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videoThere are still no confirmed cases of the swine flu in North Carolina, which is now being called the H1N1 flu. Fifteen people were tested at New Hanover Medical Center Wednesday alone. All tests came back negative. Full story...
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Up and down on Market Street

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videoIf you drive along Market Street, you'll hit dozens of for sale signs, for lease signs or even closing signs. Many are from the automotive industry. But there are some businesses that recently sprung up or that are just trying to hold on. Full story...
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Open up your own shop at the mall

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videoHow about some help starting your own business? A local contest could make that a reality for one lucky winner. For an entrepreneur, this may as well be the promise land; a place to set up shop, free of charge for six months, in the Independence Mall.

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Hospital monitoring system eases worries

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videoGoing to the hospital can generate a lot of anxiety for a patient, and their loved ones. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is using technology to help ease the pain. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: History of Ocean Isle Beach

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videoThis month for our Cape Fear Pride series, we're exploring the towns that make up southern Brunswick County. Wednesday, we visited with Shallotte Middle School eighth graders who told us about Ocean Isle Beach... past and present. Full story...
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Murrayville recycling center re-opens

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The recycling spot in the Lowe's Foods parking lot in the Murrayville area was closed last month after residents of a nearby apartment complex complained about trash blowing onto their property. But after some changes, it is open again. Full story...
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Bladen Community College hosts statewide town meeting through video

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videoTuesday, the state house held a public hearing on the new budget. There were ten sites across the state where you could participate in the hearing through a video hookup. In our region, it was in Bladen County. Full story...
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