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Archive - Aug 11, 2009

Questions answered about teen involved with Soles

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videoState Senator R.C. Soles continues to avoid calls made by WWAY, but has now admitted to buying a house for 17-year-old Allen Strickland. Full story...
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Affordable housing gets financial boost

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videoThe economy has put stress on affordable housing in Wilmington, but thanks to a multi-million dollar tax credit from the North Carolina Housing and Finance Agency, help is in sight. Full story...
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Picketers back for day two

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videoEver since a Wilmington medical practice discontinued its midwifery program, the voices of concerned mothers have been growing louder. Picketers outside New Hanover Regional Medical Center, determined to raise awareness about the need for more local midwives, were present for a second day on Tuesday. Full story...
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Opposing sides of health care reform

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videoA table set for four in the kitchen of one local cancer survivor’s home was the site for a discussion over coffee, all in an effort to show support for national health care reform plan. They argue that the reforms must not discriminate against patients with pre-existing conditions or put caps on annual or lifetime coverage. Full story...
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Bike patrol begins in Leland

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videoThe Leland Police Department's bike unit is on the lookout in a neighborhood near you. After weeks of training and new biking equipment, they are ready to hit the streets. Full story...
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About ready for a new laptop?

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With school right around the corner, you may be looking for a new laptop for your high school or college student. Full story...
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New Hanover County Schools hop on social networking

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New Hanover County Schools have hopped on the band wagon; they are now on Facebook and Twitter. Parents, teachers, and students can now keep track of what is going on around campus through the social-networking sites. Full story...
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Biker traveling cross country to fight cancer

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Craig Broeder has been biking cross country since April. He passed through the Port City Tuesday on his way to Myrtle Beach. His goal: biking 9,000 miles in 100 days to get one million people to donate a dollar for ovarian cancer research. Full story...
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Former Calabash town administrator arrested

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The former Calabash town administrator was arrested Tuesday morning. Thirty year old Jeremy Cribb was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses and four counts of embezzlement by a public official. Full story...
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Man in custody after alleged bank robbery

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A man is in custody Tuesday night after allegedly robbing a bank in Shallotte. It happened just after 9:00 Tuesday morning at the Shallotte BB&T. Full story...
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Local coaches get together for jamboree luncheon

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The Wilmington Elks Club hosted the 23rd Annual BB&T Football Jamboree Kickoff luncheon Tuesday. Coaches from the ten teams participating in Friday's football jamboree were on hand, as was retiring New Hanover County athletic director Joe Miller. Full story...
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Marino on Money: August 11

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videoIf you are facing home foreclosure during this economic downturn you are not alone. Financial advisor Ross Marino says step one is to stay calm, we will have some options in today's Marino on Money. Full story...
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911 dispatch partners with Wilmington and NHC fire departments

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Wilmington and New Hanover County fire departments have partnered with 911dispatch to cut down on response times. The departments now share the same dispatch system, whereas in the past they each had a separate channel. Full story...
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Tuberculosis cases hit 42 at Brunswick jail

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There is an update on tuberculosis in the Brunswick County Jail. Health officials say forty-two inmates and jail workers have tested positive for the disease since an outbreak last month. Full story...
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NC General Assembly adjourning after 6 months

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North Carolina's General Assembly is closing down for the year after six months of work dominated by the recession, a tight state budget and tax increases. Full story...
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