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Archive - Jul 17, 2009

The effects of homelessness in our area

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videoHomelessness is a very real problem in this area. It affects everyone from the homeless, to concerned neighbors, to code enforcement officials, to those trying to lend a helping hand. We a look at what's being done to combat the issue and some of their options. Full story...
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A look at the major names on the November election ballot

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videoFriday was the deadline to file for November's elections. Candidates had until noon to throw their hat in ring. Here is a look at some major races and the names you will see on the ballot. Full story...
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Peanut plant still burning after Thursday night fire

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videoNearly 20 fire departments from Bladen and Columbus County responded to the blaze that started late Thursday night. The two buildings belonging to the EJ Cox Peanut Plant are chock full of nuts; peanuts that will be roasting for at least another week. Full story...
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Investigation lands detention officer in jail

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A Pender County Sheriff's Office investigation has ended with the arrest of a detention officer. Thirty-three-year-old Sherwood Anthony Pickett faces multiple charges, including extortion and solicitation for crimes against nature. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Joyner Marina

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videoAbout a year ago, the Joyner Marina was fully renovated. It is where boats big and small are docked, from all over the country and state. It is also a place for families and fun. Full story...
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Abandoned crab pots snag the crab industry

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videoA local man is heading up a government project to rid our waters of abandoned crab pots. They are more than just an eye sore. WWAY's Tim Buckley explains. Full story...
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Construction on Wilmington bypass leaves large gap in road

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Thursday we reported that more than $20 million in federal stimulus money was going to speed up construction on the Wilmington bypass. You would think the next thing they would build is the B leg, going west from what is already been finished. Instead they are going... Full story...
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$24.5 Million for Southeastern NC Beaches, Inlets, Intracoastal Waterway, and Wilmington Port

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US Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $24,543,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal waterway, and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Four car accident in Leland, car catches fire

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A four car accident on Highway 17 delayed traffic for more than 2 hours Friday morning. Leland Police said the impact caused one car to burst into flames. Full story...
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Judge backs June Atkinson

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A superior court judge ruled Friday that Governor Bev Perdue cannot appoint a separate CEO for the public schools. In January, Perdue named Bill Harrison chairman of the education board and CEO of the public school system.

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