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Archive - Jan 2011

Asheville lowers fluoride levels because of concerns

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Asheville has lowered the amount of fluoride in its water system in response to concerns about how excess levels of the substance can affect people's teeth. The Asheville Citizen-Times reported the city has reduced the fluoride in its system by 30 percent. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier shot; gunman is at large

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A Fort Bragg spokesman says a soldier was shot and wounded, and authorities are working to find the gunman. Full story...
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GOP legislators addressing voter ID concerns

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The newly installed Republican majority at the North Carolina Legislature is resolute this year on expanding identification requirements before voters enter a polling booth. Full story...
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Teen on trial in ex-Robeson County teacher's death

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A Lumberton teenager is going on trial in the death of a retired Robeson County teacher shot and as he dropped off his garbage at a trash bin behind a convenience store. Full story...
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Finally some warmth! (as long as you don't live at the beach)

What a weekend! Two great days of weather with sunny skies and warm weather made for a great little vacation from the cold winter we're enduring.

Seven straight wins for the UNCW women

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They just keep rolling along. They're the surprise of the league. They're winning and not looking back. The UNC Wilmington women's basketball team made it seven wins in a row with a victory over William & Mary at Trask Coliseum on Sunday. Full story...
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Topsail wins Pirate Wrestling Invitational

The Topsail Pirates have one of the best wrestling programs in the state. On Saturday the Pirates captured first place in their own tournament. Full story...

UNCW continues losing skid at VCU

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It's three consecutive losses for the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team. Buzz Peterson was so fired up that he received his second technical of the season. Check out highlights on Sunday's Buzz Peterson show at 11am on WWAY and the Coach's Corner at 6pm. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Both Rhino and Rox closed this weekend; Rox closing for good in September

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Rox owner Paul Ponte tells a local newspaper that he's closing his bar across the street this weekend out of concern that there could be follow up violence and retaliation for last weekend's stabbings. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORE

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video This week we wanted to know where the ladies go to get a new outfit. The place for the best deals when you're looking for that perfect outfit. The BEST WOMEN'S CLOTHING STORE in the Cape Fear. The winner? Stein Mart at Hanover Shopping Center! Full story...
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COMMENTARY: First we were "ignorant"; Now Commissioner Thompson says we're "whores"

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When asked about being in the media spotlight of late and the commission being transparent, Thompson told the local newspaper, "They are whoring themselves out for ratings.” Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW Professor says chancellor search is a sham; University denies claim

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Dr. Diane Levy, Professor of Sociology and Criminology at UNCW, claims the university's search for a new chancellor is all but over, and that the effort to appear transparent with websites and committees is for perception only. Full story...
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Family, friends remember fallen soldier as controversial group plans funeral protest

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Remembering our fallen heroes is something we hear about all too often these days. Thursday night family and friends attended a candlelight vigil in Whiteville to honor the life of a fallen soldier. Full story...
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High School Hoops: January 28

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Want to know the scores from Friday night? If so, you're not alone. Full story...
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Carolina Beach is trying to make quick fixes before summer

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video Carolina Beach town officials are at it again. The town's Road Diet Committee met to find quick fixes for their traffic congestion and safety concerns in the beach town. Now the town is asking for input from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to see what it thinks is the best way to go about making changes for Summer 2011. Full story...
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