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Archive - Aug 3, 2009

Brunswick businesses tap into budgets due to poor county water

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videoLast week we told you about some residents in the southern part of Brunswick County who were concerned about their tap water. This situation has also had a negative financial affect on some Brunswick County businesses. Full story...
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Salvage yards benefit from Cash For Clunkers

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videoThe fate of the cash for clunkers program is in the hands of the U.S. Senate as they debate whether to give the program more money. While dealers are happy just to get the government trade-in's off their lots, for salvage yards going green means business. Full story...
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Questions surround Sen. Soles, who is giving no answers

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videoAfter trying to reach Sen. R.C. Soles for weeks regarding extravagant gifts he's allegedly given a Columbus County 17-year-old, he's yet to return our calls. Monday, WWAY’s Ann McAdams drove to the Senator’s office in Tabor City. Not only did Sen. Soles refuse to meet with Ann, she was ordered off his property. Full story...
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DMV looks at improvements to cut down on the wait

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videoSpending long hours at the DMV may soon turn into just minutes. A new ID system has been designed to cut down on the wait, as well as those trying to beat system. Full story...
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Alice.com looks to save money and time

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videoIn our everyday hectic lives, sometimes it is hard to find time to make it to the grocery store. WWAY’s Hailey Winslow brings you the story of a website called Alice.com, named after the housekeeper from The Brady Bunch. Full story...
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Exit ramp in Leland sees reduction for safety reasons

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If you are driving to Leland, you may notice a slight change in your route. The Department of Transportation recently reduced the exit ramp to 17 South from Highway 421 near the battleship to one lane. Full story...
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Officers now set to patrol Holden Beach

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There are a new set of wheels on Holden Beach. There will now be police officers patrolling the beach strand. They said they will be acting as a resource for the community helping with safety and enforcement. Full story...
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Sheriff's looking for missing Brunswick County teenager

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Law enforcement officers in Brunswick County are looking for a missing teenager. Denise Cook is 16 years old, and from Supply. She has not been seen since Friday. Full story...
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Protect against heart disease with omega-3 fatty acids

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Heart disease researchers have reviewed the guidelines for the daily intake of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil. They say the right amount will help protect healthy people against heart disease. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue encourages North Carolinians to nominate volunteers for Governor’s Service Awards

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Governor Bev Perdue today encouraged North Carolinians to nominate volunteers to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award by August 28.

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NC watermen talk to investigators

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A lobbyist says about 20 Outer Banks watermen have talked with government investigators about federal fisheries agents who they say impose excessive fines. Full story...
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Blueberry lovers can pick at UNC coach's home

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North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell allows anyone to pick blueberries from about 200 bushes at her western North Carolina home. Full story...
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Former NC death row inmate due back in court

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A former death row inmate charged with kidnapping a North Carolina man, his daughter and two grandchildren is scheduled to appear in federal court. Full story...
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NC to install historical marker at Chimney Rock

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Almost two years after the state bought Chimney Rock, officials are giving the natural landmark official recognition. Full story...
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NC court considers dropping Easley e-mail lawsuit

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A North Carolina judge is due to rule on whether to continue a lawsuit protesting former Gov. Mike Easley's policy of destroying e-mail correspondence. Full story...
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