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Archive - Feb 24, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Study finds 'Grey's Anatomy' shapes viewers' reality

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video "Grey's Anatomy" has been captivating audiences since it premiered back in 2005. But it may be having a bigger effect than you may think. Full story...
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21 and still counting for the UNCW women's basketball team

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Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's team now has 21 victories. It's hard to believe, but the women's basketball program at UNCW has become significant in less than one full season. It used to be a program that flew below the radar, but that's not the case any more. The team has two more regular season games remaining. If the Seahawks win the CAA Tournament in March they'll earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student talks about surviving NZ quake

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video While the devastation in New Zealand seems so far from home for most of us, one UNC Wilmington student is in the center of it. WWAY's Asha Davé spoke with her via skype this afternoon, and while they were talking, a tremor shook her room. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Car owners would pay for Wave's beach bus plan

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video Years ago the main way to get from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was by trolley. If Wave Transit gets its way, the Beach Car may again roll to the ocean, but it would come at a price. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Two puppies beaten and killed with hammer

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Someone killed two puppies by striking them on their heads. The two pups were in a ditch. One already was dead. The other had visible injuries but was still alive. Full story...
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NC AG: Office shouldn't defend unenforceable law

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Attorney General Roy Cooper says his office shouldn't defend in court a challenge to the health care overhaul approved by North Carolina legislators if it becomes state law because the measure is unenforceable. Full story...
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Mexican fraud bust has Wilmington ties

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video Eleven states and 19 cities, including Wilmington. That's where multiple federal agencies believe members of a highly sophisticated and violent fraudulent document trafficking organization were working. Full story...
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Mellow Mushroom may open on Old Causeway

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The owner of a popular pizza franchise will seek approval from the planning board at its March 1 meeting to add outdoor seating to a vacant restaurant near the intersection of Old Causeway and Causeway drives - reports The Lumina News. Full story...
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Panthers C Kalil signs franchise tag tender

Carolina Panthers center Ryan Kalil has signed his one-year tender worth more than $10 million. Full story...

Ex-defense team in Zahra's death took evidence

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The former defense team for a North Carolina woman accused of killing her disabled 10-year-old stepdaughter took key evidence from a crime scene early on in the case. Full story...
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Burden about deadly force shifts in NC Senate bill

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North Carolina residents would be presumed to have properly used deadly force when an intruder breaks into their home, car or business under legislation getting preliminary approval in the Senate. Full story...
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Area gas prices surge amid Mideast tensions

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video Although the unrest in the Middle East has not decreased the global supply of oil so far, analysts say fear and uncertainty about the region are to blame for a sudden hike in gas prices. Full story...
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Duke ends suit with insurer on lacrosse settlement

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Duke University has ended a lawsuit against an insurance company stemming from the three lacrosse players at the school who were falsely accused of rape. Full story...
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Missing Charlotte woman's body found in river

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The body of a Charlotte woman missing for nearly three months has been found floating in the Catawba River about a mile downstream from where her sports utility vehicle was found. Full story...
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Raleigh teachers: No more flip-flops, short skirts

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The Wake County school board wants no more extra short skirts and flip-flops in class. On the teachers. Full story...
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