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Archive - Nov 28, 2011

2nd grade teacher arrested on drug charges

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A Pender County teacher is facing some serious charges after being arrested over the weekend for drug crimes. Full story...
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Small businesses booming after holiday weekend

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video With Cyber Monday coming to a close tonight, local business owners are celebrating a weekend they say was the most profitable of 2011. They’re hoping this is just a preview of what they can expect for the rest of the holiday shopping season. Full story...
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Occupy protestor arrested in Wilmington

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Occupy Wilmington protestors have been getting a lot of attention, but not always the type they wanted. The group protesting Wall Street greed as well as local issues was one member less after an arrest Sunday night. Full story...
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Local stores cash in on Cyber Monday with online deals

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video The holiday shopping frenzy continued today, but this time you didn't have to worry about the crowds. Online shopping is another way for retailers to cash in by offering one day only deals. It's known as Cyber Monday. Not to be outdone, local stores got in on the action. Full story...
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NC senate panel votes to repeal death row law

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A Senate panel has voted to essentially repeal a landmark state law allowing death row inmates to appeal their sentences based on statistical evidence showing racial bias. Full story...
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Classmates mourn 8-year-old boy killed in hunting accident

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video An eight-year-old boy died Friday after a hunting accident in Bladen County. Family and friends gathered in Clinton for James Ethan Bartley's funeral today. Meanwhile, his friends at school mourned their classmate. Full story...
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McIntyre pushing Congress to honor veterans who continue service in community

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Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) was in Wilmington this afternoon to talk new legislation, and he thinks it's an issue everyone in Congress should be able to come together on. Full story...
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Women arrested for Thanksgiving night fight in Walmart

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The early start to Black Friday brought some great deals to the table after this Thanksgiving, but at the Walmart in Whiteville, it also brought violence. Full story...
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Wilmington teen misses cut at duck calling contest

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Nathan Garrett was the youngest of more than 60 competitors. He did not advance in the competition, but says he had fun and learned a lot from the veteran callers. Full story...
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Police: Suspect in NC killings knew 1 victim

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Fayetteville police say a violent confrontation that left three people dead and two others wounded did not happen during a break-in. Full story...
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Grand jury indicts three with ties to Perdue campaign

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A Wake County grand jury has indicted former campaign workers and a donor of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue as part of an investigation into previously undisclosed flights leading up to her 2008 election victory. Full story...
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US judge blocks NC 'Choose Life' plates for now

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A federal judge is putting a temporary halt to North Carolina's plans to allow people to purchase anti-abortion license plates. Full story...
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Cherokees, Perdue sign amended gambling deal

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Gov. Bev Perdue and North Carolina's Cherokee tribe have reached an agreement to allow live card dealers at the tribe's casino in the mountains in exchange for a cut of revenues from the new games going to local school districts. Full story...
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Carolina fires Maurice; replaced by Kirk Muller

The last-place Carolina Hurricanes have brought in former All-Star Kirk Muller to replace Paul Maurice as coach. This is the second time Maurice has been dismissed by the club. Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Former teacher accused of sexting avoids jail, trial delayed

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The former North Brunswick High School band teacher accused of sending an inappropriate text to a student avoided jail by showing up for court this morning. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom for Mark Riel's hearing. Full story...
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