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Archive - Apr 11, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Pender Board of Health may soon name new health director

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videoFor the past seven months the Pender County Board of Health has been on the hunt for a permanent health director. The position has been in control of an interim health director after the former director, Jack Griffith, retired in September after some questioned his actions. Full story...
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Fake crash makes a real impact

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Students at Whiteville High got a dose of reality Monday as they watched one of their classmates die in a car accident. The car crash was only pretend, but it made a real impression. Full story...
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Job seekers get their career lives in shape at bootcamp

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video Although some say the recession is over, many across the nation and in southeastern North Carolina are still without jobs. Full story...
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Debbie Yow headlines NCADA conference

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Downtown Wilmington is the site for the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association conference. Two-hundred-fifty high school AD's are in town for the three-day event. Full story...
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WWAY & ABC News: Your All-Access Pass to the Royal Wedding

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This spring a modern day fairytale unfolds as Prince William and Catherine Middleton exchange wedding vows after nearly a decade of courtship. ABC News will take viewers inside the royal nuptials with nearly 20 hours of original programming. Full story...
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Civil War 150th anniversary marked this week

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The opening salvo of the American Civil War will be recreated in the harbor of Charleston, S.C., as part of events marking this week's 150th anniversary of the start of the conflict. Full story...
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Drivers start to cut back on gas as prices rise

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According to MasterCard SpendingPulse, which tracks spending at 140,000 service stations, gas sales have fallen for five weeks in a row. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Most of Petrolino's charges dropped; Won't serve jail time

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video The teenager who wrecked her car last year near the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge because investigators say she was high has had most of her charges dropped. Full story...
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UPDATE: Investigators say firefighter was speeding on way to call when wreck happened

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State Highway Patrol Investigators say a Tar Heel firefighter was speeding on his way to a fire call when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an oncoming car. Full story...

WPD officers nab robbery suspect

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The robber started a dispute with the victim and then pulled out a handgun. He pulled off the victim’s gold chains and took cash from his front pocket. Full story...
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WPD: Drunk driver plays bumper cars over the weekend

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The officer kept him in sight until the suspect / driver hit three parked cars and wrecked at 9th and Grace Streets. The driver ran from the scene but was quickly apprehended on 10th Street. Full story...
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Juvenile nabbed for setting fire

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WPD officers responded to assist the Wilmington Fire Department behind P. T.’s Grill. WFD quickly extinguished a small fire in the woods. Officers located a 14–year-old male (juvenile) in the area, and upon questioning, he admitted that he was responsible for the fire. Full story...
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Study: Young children may make parents less fit

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A new study suggests kids might be to blame for new parents' bad health habits. Full story...
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NC considering paying students for good grades

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North Carolina legislators aiming to improve education are looking at whether to pay students for coming to class and earning good grades. Full story...
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NC official: auto insurers to profit from changes

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North Carolina's top insurance regulator says industry-backed changes in state law would lead to higher auto insurance rates. Full story...
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