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Archive - Nov 16, 2011

Kate Voegele concert draws 'One Tree Hill' fans sad to see show wrap

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A big crowd downtown Wednesday night at the Soapbox to see Kate Voegele in concert. The singer has another tie to our community. She appeared on "One Tree Hill" as Mia. Full story...
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Five years later, Riegelwood tornado survivors still cope

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video Five years later, and still scars remain. That's how long it's been since a tornado tore through Riegelwood devastating homes and the lives of many in the community. Talking about that day is still not easy for those who went through it. Full story...
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Justices hear appeal of Marine convicted of killing pregnant comrade

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A former Marine convicted of killing a fellow Marine wants his conviction overturned. Today the state court of appeals heard arguments from both sides in the case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victim of robbery that sparked UNCW lockdown speaks out

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video A lockdown at UNCW earlier this week began after an armed robbery at a nearby restaurant. Today one of the victims of that robbery spoke out. Full story...
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System issue, bird strike affect Charlotte airport

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Concerns over an instrument landing system and a bird strike on a departing flight have impacted operations at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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NC AG wants more restrictions on Four Loko

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says a proposed federal settlement with makers of the alcoholic beverage Four Loko is a start, but he wants to see more restrictions put on the sale of the drink. Full story...
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Police: Man with umbrella prompted ECU lockdown

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A three-hour lockdown at East Carolina University was triggered when a man carrying an umbrella was mistaken for a gunman. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Police Chief, Ocean Rescue leader resign

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Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer announced his retirement today. Alicia Lachance, who was in charge of the town's Ocean Rescue program, also resigned. Full story...
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WWAY NewsChannel 3 named Best Newscast in Carolinas

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 won eight awards at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas annual convention Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, including Best Newscast in the Carolinas. WWAY won top honors in six categories. The two silver awards came in categories in which the station won top awards. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman pleads guilty to killing her boyfriend

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Mattie Kelly plead guilty to 2nd Degree Murder and 1st Degree Burglary in Columbus County. Ms. Kelly told the officer that she had just killed her boyfriend. Ms. Kelly then told the officer the name of her boyfriend, Edward Jerome Jackson, and the location of his body Full story...
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More than $64M goes to Hurricane Irene aid in NC

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More than $64 million has been approved for disaster aid in North Carolina in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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Recount for Bolton mayor race Monday

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It may be more than a week since Election Day, but the election process is not over yet. In Columbus County, there's still some double-checking to be done for mayor in Bolton. Full story...
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NC lawmakers trade accusations again over layoffs

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State government data on how many laid-off public workers in North Carolina are getting severance are raising questions about how many people no longer have jobs under the budget pushed through by Republicans lawmakers. Full story...
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County looks for public feedback on Carolina Beach Rd. signs

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Last night Wilmington City Council decided to hold off on making a decision on an ordinance restricting signs at businesses. Tomorrow New Hanover County leaders look for public input on a similar law. Full story...
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Blood type may affect stroke risk, study finds

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Your blood type might affect your risk for stroke. A study suggests that people with type AB and women with B may be a little more likely to suffer one than people with O blood, the most common type. Full story...
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