Archive - Sep 16, 2009
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Keeping Southport clean
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 4:56pm.

The city of Southport is doing its part to stay beautiful. Wednesday was the first day of the annual fall clean-up.

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Nine turtles nurtured and now released
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 4:43pm.

videoReleasing the sea turtles takes a lot of manpower and preparation. Each is weighed, loaded into the back of a pick up truck and covered in wet towels before being transported to the beach.

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Wilmington drivers should start seeing more green
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 4:35pm.

videoIf you drive around Wilmington, you often find yourself waiting....and waiting....and waiting....at red lights. The city's traffic lights are notoriously long, but that will soon change.

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Poplar Grove Farmer's Market gets new parking lot
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 3:57pm.

A visit to Poplar Grove Plantation just got a lot easier. A $50,000 grant from the North Carolina Tobacco Trust Fund Commission helped pay to create a new parking lot to replace an old potholed dirt one.

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Home sales in Wilmington cool off for August
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 3:46pm.

Home sales in Wilmington took a hit last month. The latest numbers released by the Wilmington area Realtors Association show home sales dropped to 380 in August.

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City Council puts foot down on storm water issue
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 3:27pm.

The city of Wilmington is cracking down in the name of cleaner storm water. City Council voted Tuesday night to fine pet owners $250 if they do not pick up after their pet.

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Some health experts want to tax sugary drinks, cite health benefits
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 3:12pm.

Past research has connected the consumption of sugary drinks like soda and sweetened juices with diabetes, obesity, and heart disease. Now a group of public health experts is calling for a tax on these beverages.

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Dark Water: The Legacy of Hurricane Floyd, Part 3
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 09/16/2009 - 2:18pm.

videoAs we prepare for future hurricanes, we are looking back at one that caused major damage in southeastern North Carolina ten years ago. In our series, Dark Water, meteorologist Jerry Jackson has examined the effects of Hurricane Floyd.

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