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Archive - Nov 22, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Clerk who shot robber a hero to many

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video He had a gun pulled on him and was asked to fork over the cash, but this Wilmington store clerk did the complete opposite. Mark Headstrong has become something of a local celebrity since shooting a would-be robber last week, and he says business at the store is changing as well. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Nov. 22

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video On Tuesday night the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team held their home opener against Marshall. Click play video for game highlights and post-game reaction from Trask Coliseum. We also have highlights from four high school basketball games. Full story...
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Duke Energy agrees to 7.2% rate increase

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Duke Energy has agreed to a 7.2 percent rate increase for its customers in North Carolina, cutting its initial proposal in half. Full story...
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Dr. Terri Cobb named Pender County Schools Superintendent

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video A special meeting was held Tuesday night in Burgaw to name the new superintendent for Pender County Schools. Dr. Terri R. Cobb was voted in by the Pender County Board of Education. Full story...
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Students board 'Mayflower' for Thanksgiving lesson

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Some young explorers boarded the "Mayflower" for an early Thanksgiving. Instead of being made of wood and floating, the ship was a bit more modern. Full story...
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Salvation Army hopes to boost kettle collections with credit card machines

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You have another way to make the holidays a little merrier for the Salvation Army even if you don't have any spare change in your pocket. Full story...
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As Black Friday and Small Business Saturday approach, where are the best deals

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video Let the games begin. The holiday shopping season kicks off in just a couple of days. This weekend there's a push for shoppers to buy local. Can you get a good deal at a small business, or are big box stores the way to go? Full story...
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Police use SABLE helicopter to catch dangerous driver

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video The SABLE helicopter was hard at work last night chasing a drunk driver trying to evade police. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department tried to stop the vehicle earlier in the day, but without success. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Christian Women's Job Corps

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video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of the positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do that, we are showcasing the Christian Women's Job Corps, a group all about helping poverty-stricken women transition back into the real world. The world can be changed if you "just add hope." Full story...
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State lawmakers meet with Chinese investors to discuss business partnerships in Cape Fear

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State Representative Susi Hamilton joined a team of seventeen General Assembly and other NC leaders to meet with Chinese investors focused on building businesses in the Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina area. The meeting took place in Shenzhen, China. Full story...
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NC's online public school facing $3M shortfall

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Surging enrollment in North Carolina's online class program for public high school students is creating a funding shortfall that means teens in 15 school districts have been blocked from signing up for spring classes. Full story...
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Toll of NC murder-suicide rises to 4 as son dies

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A North Carolina woman's weekend rampage through her family has claimed the life of her second son. Full story...
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Toy safety report find some dangers

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Consumer advocates are out with a holiday-season warning about some toys that could be dangerous to children. Full story...
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Teen charged with student's dragging death

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A 16-year-old Elizabeth City student has been charged with murder after authorities say he dragged another teen to death. Full story...
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Unemployment ticks down in NC

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly from September and October, but it continues to be well above the national level. North Carolina's rate is 10.4 percent compared to 9.0 percent nationally. Full story...
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