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Archive - Nov 17, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Clerk makes good on promise to defend store, shoots would-be robber

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videoA would-be armed robber got a taste of his own medicine today when the convenience store clerk pulled out a gun of his own. After being held up last month, the clerk vowed to protect himself and be prepared for future threats. Full story...
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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

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videoAn Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar. Full story...
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Kitchen Cops 11/17/2011

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One high and two low performers in this installment of Kitchen Cops. Starting at Yuki Roll 6801 Parker Farm Rd, unit 105 in Wilmington. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: 3rd round playoff preview

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video We only have a handful of local teams left in the playoff hunt. The teams playing will have to weather the cold though. Click play video for WWAY's third round playoff preview on South Columbus vs. East Bladen and New Hanover vs. New Bern from Jesse Jones. Full story...
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Leland town council meeting

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The Leland town council held their regular meeting Thursday night. It was a slow night by Leland standards. In fact most of the agenda covered planning board recommendations. Police Chief Tim Jayne was in attendance as were out going town manager Bill Farris and soon to be town manager David Hollis. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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World Series champ Trot Nixon lends a helping hand at baseball camp fundraiser next week

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video Wilmington native Brack Hardee is battling brain cancer. Former Boston Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon and several of his friends from the baseball fraternity will be organizing a one day baseball camp fundraiser next week to raise funds to assist in Brack's fight against cancer. Full story...
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UNCW enjoys 'Wagsgiving' feast

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Thanksgiving got an early start today at UNC Wilmington's annual "Wagsgiving" feast. Students lined up early to get a taste of the 1,700 pounds of turkey, hundreds of pounds of mashed potatoes and stuffing and 500 pies. Full story...
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Sheriff, school district say no evidence of gang issues after school fight

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Things were back to normal at West Bladen High School today. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and school district say there was at least one fight yesterday at the school. Full story...
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Cat with medical problems stolen from rescue group at pet store

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An area animal rescue group is asking for your help finding a stolen cat with special needs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Dog Court upholds decision to euthanize family's pit bulls

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video New Hanover County Dog Court is back in session. Today, the court heard a case we told you about last week. A family's dog was attacked and killed by two pit bulls in its own backyard. Today the Romanos and the Tookers met again in Dog Court to find out what will happen with the Tookers' two pit bulls. Full story...
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Local Coldwell Banker merging with Raleigh and Fayetteville offices

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The merger of Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty of Wilmington and Coldwell Banker Advantage of Raleigh and Fayetteville creates a regional powerhouse with a sales team of more than 600 agents and 26 sales offices in Raleigh, Wilmington, Fayetteville, Jacksonville and other Eastern North Carolina markets. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Topsail principal, superintendent explain suspension

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After weeks of controversy about the suspension of Topsail High School's principal, the school district announced today Marcus Skipper will return to work after Thanksgiving. Full story...
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Census finds reaching age 90 more likely than ever

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Americans are more likely than ever to reach age 90. First-ever census figures on the 90-plus population show it's nearly tripled in size since 1980, to 1.9 million. Full story...
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Truck drives into Brunswick Co. convenience store

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A pick-up truck plowed into a Brunswick County convenience store this morning. It happened at the Scotchman on NC 133 in Belville near US 74/76. Full story...
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