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Archive - Aug 2009

NC child hit, killed afer getting off school bus

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A six-year-old North Carolina girl has died after being struck by a sports utility vehicle driven by an 83-year-old woman. Full story...
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NC auditor at courthouse where grand jury meeting

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North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood has arrived at a federal courthouse in Raleigh, where a grand jury is meeting amid an investigation into former Gov. Mike Easley. Full story...
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Shark fears on NC coast put to rest

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A large school of sharks swimming off the North Carolina coast stirred up enough fear to keep some people at the beach out of the water. Full story...
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NC health plan audits 15 hospitals

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State health plan officials are auditing 15 North Carolina hospitals to investigate if they overcharged for outpatient medical services. Full story...
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NC mental hospitals to lose staff in budget cuts

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Seventy-five employees at North Carolina mental hospitals and homes for the developmentally disabled will lose their jobs as a result of state budget cuts earlier this month. Full story...
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NC sheriff to discuss town's law enforcement

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A North Carolina sheriff is holding a news conference to discuss law enforcement coverage and recent arrests in a local town. Full story...
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Back to School Buddy Program helps kids gear up for school

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videoNew school supplies can be expensive for families. The Wilmington Elks Lodge and other community partners are working to make sure underprivileged children have all the tools needed to start the school year off right; at no cost to their parents.

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Bladenboro hopes for field of dreams

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videoFolks in Bladenboro would like to have a new sports complex. WWAY's John Rendleman said the town is trying to work out a deal that would turn a 15-acre corn field into a field of dreams. Full story...
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Rules for illegal immigrants in local community colleges may change

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Our community colleges are already back in session, but they may change the rules for illegal immigrants once again. Full story...
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News world loses another icon

It can't have happened. Not 32 days after we lost Walter Cronkite.

Stevenson Auto expands

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videoIt's an impressive feat in this economy; a local car dealer is expanding. The Stevenson franchise opened its newest dealership this week and plans for future expansion are on the horizon. Full story...
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Tracking school lunches

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videoEver wonder what your kids are really eating in the school lunchroom? A local company has discovered a way for you to find out. Full story...
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Dress codes may be a more affordable way to shop

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videoShopping for new clothes is typically part of the routine for going back to school. For some parents in our area, it's a bit easier when your school has a uniform policy. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on Mark Saunders

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In today's Troubleshooters Report, we have an update on a story we have been following out of Brunswick County. The North Carolina Licensing Board for General Contractors has dismissed the charges against a local developer for beginning construction on a waterfront home without a building permit. Full story...
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Summer tips to help during tax season

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videoDuring the dog days of summer, the last thing on most of ours minds is tax season. But, your summer activities may affect how much money you get back in the spring. Full story...
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