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Archive - Nov 2011

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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Ex-NC high court justice Orr joins law firm

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A former North Carolina Supreme Court justice and 2008 Republican candidate for governor is heading to a well-known law firm in the state after leaving a conservative-leaning legal group earlier this month. Full story...
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Duke Energy asks NC regulators for 7% rate rise

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North Carolina utilities regulators are opening hearings into whether Duke Energy should be allowed to raise electricity rates by more than 7 percent. The North Carolina Utilities Commission begins hearings Monday on Duke Energy's request for a 7.2 percent rate increase. Full story...
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Cooper cautions NC residents on cyber shopping

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Cyber Monday, a day when online retailers offer deals to holiday shoppers, is becoming increasingly popular, but North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning that convenience doesn't come without risks. Full story...
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Trial set to begin in UNC student leader's death

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A man accused of killing the student body president at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill more than three years ago is scheduled to go on trial. Full story...
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NC launches new tool for teaching Civil War

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North Carolina students now have a way to link their classroom lessons about the Civil War with the actual sites where historic events took place. Full story...
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Raleigh's neighbors consider panhandler rules

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Communities around Raleigh are considering rules to deal with panhandlers driven from the capital city's downtown by a crackdown. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Parents of hit and run victim plead for driver to come forward

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video The NC Highway Patrol is still looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and seriously injured 22-year-old Joseph Earl Jones, Jr. on the southbound side of Carolina Beach Road late Thursday night. The parents of Jones spoke to WWAY and want the driver to come forward. Full story...
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Seahawks fall to 0-4 with home loss to Davidson

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The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team played a nip and tuck game on Saturday afternoon against the Davidson Wildcats. The loss drops UNCW to 0-4 on the season. Full story...
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