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Archive - Feb 2011

ONLY ON 3: Behind the scenes of 'Another Cinderella Story'

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videoGet your glass slippers polished and your pumpkin warmed up, Wilmington is now home to a fairy tale. The Warner Bros. production "Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song" has been filming in the area for weeks. Today WWAY got a sneak peak behind the scenes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Flip's sign can stay (for now) after city realizes mistake

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videoThe owner of Flip's Bar-B-Que House on Oleander Drive received a notice from the city to take down his sign by tomorrow, but after we started making calls, the city says it made a mistake, and the sign can stay up a little longer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Police - The craziness stops when R.C. is in the ground

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videoThe saga involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles and a group of young men he defended in court has lasted for years. One Tabor City Police officer says it will not end when one of those young men, B.J. Wright, is finally arrested. He says it will take something more. Full story...
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A sweepstakes parlor moves out; a hookah bar moves in

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video Many sweepstakes parlors left town after North Carolina banned them but those weren't the only businesses forced to close their doors. A ban on hookah bars left many business owners with nowhere to turn one couple is ignoring the ban and hoping for better luck in a new location. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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UNCW men's golf team rallies to win Seahawk Invitational Tournament at CC of Landfall

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The Seahawk men's golf team claimed two titles on Monday afternoon. Thomas Bass claimed the individual title with a one stroke victory. His final round helped vault UNCW to the team title as well. Full story...
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Seahawk soccer standouts to play for Hammerheads

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A news conference was held Monday to announce goalie Brock Duckworth and striker Devan Carroll have each signed a contract with the Wilmington Hammerheads. Full story...
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Free parking a thing of the past at Wrightsville Beach

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Hope you've enjoyed the recent beach weather and the free parking that has gone along with it. Wrightsville Beach parking meters will be back on starting Tuesday. Full story...
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Jury selection begins for man accused of four murders

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It's the first death penalty case in more than a decade for Columbus County. Danny Lamont Thomas, a 38-year-old former resident of Chadbourn is on trial for the murder of four people. Full story...
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TV show opens office at Screen Gems

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Lights. Camera. Action. There's yet another new show in town. Full story...
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McIntyre hopes to avoid government shutdown

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Southeastern North Carolina's representative in Congress says as an eternal optimist, he does not think the federal government will shut down. Full story...
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'Everyday heroes' get helping hand buying homes

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A national program to help people who serve buy homes made its way to Wilmington today. Full story...
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N&O: In midst of recession, Governor Perdue hires more expensive executive chef

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These are hard times in state government, but not so difficult that Gov. Bev Perdue didn't trade up for a more expensive chef at the Executive Mansion last summer - reports the Raleigh News & Observer. Full story...
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Azalea Festival to celebrate different cultures

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The Azalea Festival is adding some international flavor. Full story...
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Pender will get new football coach in March

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Pender High School has found the man they want to lead their football program after Tom Eanes chose to leave in early January. Full story...
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