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Archive - Jul 2010

Cape Fear Community College graduates 750

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video It's the culmination of their college careers !! Graduation night at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sheriff McMahon responds to critical editorial

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videoA former New Hanover County deputy charged with a felony still works for the county. This morning the StarNews ran an editorial criticizing Sheriff Ed McMahon for helping Charles Smith get that job. Tonight the sheriff responds to that criticism. Full story...
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Weekend Warriors tournament tips off Saturday

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If you like fast-paced, up-and-down-the-court basketball, you're in luck this weekend. The 21st Annual Battle of the Weekend Warriors will tip off Saturday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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GOTTA SEE: Alabama woman wakes up to find intruder in her bed

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Huntsville police are searching for a man who broke into a home and got into bed with a woman. The victim's brother is fit to be tied! It's one of the most-watched videos on YouTube today... Full story...
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Oops - Tall Ship won't go under bridge after all, stopping at State Port

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On Wednesday, Captain Eric Jones, commander of the Eagle announced that he is not going to “house” or lower the 2,200-pound mast because of safety issues and time constraints, which will prevent the ship from sailing into downtown Wilmington’s harbor next week - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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11 days later, suspect still on the loose

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The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office promised a victim her alleged attacker would be arrested the same day he was indicted. Eleven days later, the Sheriff's Office has had no luck finding him. Full story...
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Special Guest RANT: In Defense of Investigative Journalism

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You may have noticed we've been doing a lot of investigative stories recently, uncovering troubling issues at various local agencies. Some of you like it. Others of you do not. Tonight, WWAY's Ann McAdams, an award-winning investigative journalist herself, sounds off in defense of investigative journalism. Full story...
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Diaper debate pits green vs. ease

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video It's a growing debate among parents: what diapers to use on their babies. Disposables are convenient and tend to be more absorbent. Cloth can be better for a baby's skin and an alternative for folks who want to be green. That factor in choosing cloth is creating a lot of buzz and even creating a new business opportunity. Full story...
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Marines arrested for crime ring

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Deangelo Gearing, Aaron Lee and Joshua Mathis made their first appearances in court today. They're accused of breaking into cars and homes. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bladen County voter fraud accusations investigated

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video The Bladen Ballot Battle continues. The May primary has already been investigated for claims Commissioner Delilah Blanks cast multiple votes. Now the North Carolina Board of Elections is investigating several claims of voter fraud stemming from the May primary and the run-off in the sheriff's race. Full story...
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Annexation of Monkey Junction on hold

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An attorney for residents who live in Monkey Junction filed the appeal Thursday to try and keep the City of Wilmington from annexing the area. Full story...
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Andy Griffith's new role: pitching health care law

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Actor Andy Griffith has a new role: pitching President Barack Obama's health care law to seniors in a cable television ad paid for by Medicare. Full story...
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Neighbors say lightning hit house and started fire

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video One in a million. That's your chances of getting struck by lightning, but what are the odds of you house getting hit? Wilmington firefighters say it happens more than you might think. One family here in Wilmington knows that all too well. Full story...
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'Miracle baby' back home in Brunswick County

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video Less than two weeks after a piece of metal got stuck in his head during a fall, Jessiah Jackson is back home and healthy. Full story...
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Lightning strike may have caused house fire

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WFD crews are on the scene of a two story residential structure fire at 309 Brookshire Lane. The fire has been brought under control without any injuries. The fire was primarily an attic fire that appears may have started from a lightning strike even though the official cause has yet to be determined. Full story...
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