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Archive - Aug 7, 2009

Traffic concerns driving people crazy in Leland

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videoA string of accidents along a major highway has police stepping up patrols. For drivers on Highway 17 in Leland, the problem may just be getting used to more cars on the road. Full story...
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NC residents embrace tax-free weekend

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videoMany folks in our area started the weekend off by saving some money. It's the first day of the tax-free shopping weekend, and shoppers say it came at just the right time. Full story...
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Recycle those electronic gadgets

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videoMany of us love to have the latest and greatest gadget, which often means there are old computers, television sets, and appliances lying around. WWAY's Hailey Winslow tells you what you can do with them. Full story...
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NC film industry gets good news

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videoThere was a major victory for North Carolina's film industry. A bill increasing the state's film incentives from 15 to 25 percent passed the Senate Friday after passing the House last night. All it needs now is the Governor's signature. Full story...
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Ways to beat the dog days of summer

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Sunday and Monday have the potential to be the two hottest days of the year. The temperature is likely to reach the high 90’s on both of those days. We stopped by the Wrightsville Beach boat ramp, and found plenty of boaters enjoying the day on the Intercoastal Waterway Friday. Full story...
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Investigation increases in Columbus County

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The FBI is looking into a suspicious fire in Columbus County, according to the Tabor-Loris Tribune. A front page article in their paper says FBI agents have been spotted at the crime scene. Full story...
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Patients First rallies at Monkey Junction Friday

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A group of fired up voters gathered Friday morning in Wilmington, for what they called the Patients First Bus Tour. The event was organized by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. Full story...
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Kids, officers celebrate Hometown Heroes Week

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Camp kids got an extra special treat Friday. Officers from the Wilmington Police Department flew into the YMCA on their helicopter. To celebrate the final day of Hometown Heroes Week, campers got the chance to say thank you to the officers for keeping them safe. Full story...
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Another local bank issued a cease and desist

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Another bank with local ties is under scrutiny by federal regulators. Woodlands Bank has branches in Wilmington and Southport. The bank is based in Bluffton, South Carolina. Full story...
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Budget cuts hit Huskins Program and students

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State budget cuts will mean fewer educational options for advanced high school students. The Huskins Program allows high school students to earn college credits before they graduate. However, state budget cuts mean... Full story...
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104th birthday celebrated at Liberty Commons

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Liberty Commons celebrated a very special birthday Friday. Rose Sprechan's family and friends helped her celebrated her 104th birthday. Full story...
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Hundreds of NC teachers can reapply for jobs

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Hundreds of teachers laid off from a North Carolina school district will be able to reapply for their jobs after the district found out it will receive more state money than administrators had anticipated. Full story...
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NC Senate to quit for this year, House continues

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The North Carolina Senate is ready to wrap up their time in Raleigh this year. The Senate plans to adjourn their work for this legislative session on Friday, while the House plans to keep working until Tuesday. Full story...
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Group provides NC military families with computers

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A nonprofit group is providing computers to the families of paratroopers and Marines preparing to deploy from North Carolina military bases. Full story...
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App. St., Google sponsor forum on going green

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Interested in getting greener? The Asheville Citizen-Times reports that Appalachian State University and Google will co-sponsor a free forum Friday on "Re-powering Our Region: Building Profit by Being Green." Full story...
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