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Archive - Jul 22, 2009

Troubleshooters: Drowning in more water bill problems

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videoJulie Little called our newsroom recently, upset about her bill from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The agency has fixed the computer glitch that caused billing problems all over New Hanover County, but a new problem has cropped up.

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Winnabow volunteer firefighters presented much needed equipment

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There was a much needed boost for the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday. Firefighters were presented with $9,000 in equipment from Firehouse Subs, which included a defibrillator and forcible entry tools, like axes. Full story...
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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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New law is leaving identity thieves out in the cold

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videoLast year, nationally, more than 10 million of us were victims of identity theft. Now, North Carolina lawmakers are taking extra steps to keep consumers safe. A new law will allow consumers to block their credit lines free online. Full story...
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Baseball state championships on the line in Southport

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videoJuly has certainly been a loaded month for baseball state championships. More titles were on the line Wednesday in Southport. WWAY's John Rendleman was there. Full story...
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The students on board the Dan Moore

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videoThis week, we are taking an in-depth look at Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program. WWAY's Hailey Winslow takes us on board and introduces us to the students; each who share a vision to turn their sea training into future careers. Full story...
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Fight homelessness, one quarter at a time

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videoNew meters are popping up across Downtown Wilmington, but they're not for parking. They're part of the city's ten year plan to try to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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Vandalism strikes Leland community

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Residents of a Leland community woke up Wednesday morning to some vandalism. "Stop Obama" was spray painted in three places. Full story...
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CFCC graduates receive tools of the trade

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Some Cape Fear Community College graduates are getting a jump start on their careers. Anonymous donors are providing free tools to three graduates of the school's Heating and Air Conditioning program. Full story...
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Controversial town leader resigns

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The Calabash Town Administrator is stepping down, following controversy over his credentials. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 22

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videoAdopting a child is one of the biggest decisions in a parent’s life. This week on Marino on Money, Ross discusses several options and tells you what to expect financially. Full story...
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Skills showcased at the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

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videoNow in its 13th season the Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Featuring 14 teams, the league gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats during the summer months. Tuesday night they held their All-Star Game in Wilmington. Full story...
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Judge rules NC must rehire whistleblower

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A judge says North Carolina must rehire an employee who was fired after he complained that the Division of Motor Vehicles might be giving drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants. Full story...
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3 men plead to running meth lab in NC dorm room

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Three men have pleaded guilty to charges associated with operating a methamphetamine lab in a vacant North Carolina university dormitory room. Full story...
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UNC Chapel Hill study outlines millions in savings

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A consultant says too much money is being spent on administrators that get in the way of basic functions at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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