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Archive - Apr 15, 2011

Brunswick County judge accuses DA of running a scheme

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videoIt sounds like something out of a crime novel. A Brunswick County judge is accusing the District Attorney of running a scheme. According to Chief District Court Judge Jerry Jolly, Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David is initiating a scheme that would help profit one of his 2010 campaign contributors. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST MECHANIC

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Congratulations to Tony Harker's Automotive, voted BEST MECHANIC in the Cape Fear. Full story...

Customers say Value Place hotel has bed bug problem

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videoWe've all heard the saying "sleep tight, don't let the bed bugs bite," but a Wilmington hotel customer says she did not sleep too well Thursday night because of a few creepy crawlies. Full story...
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High levels of mercury concern community

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videoAs Wilmington risks not meeting new state sulfur dioxide standards, opponents question the impact of a cement plant planned for Castle Haynes. Now, results from a recent test show that some folks in the Cape Fear have high levels of mercury in their bodies. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. waits to close chopper sale

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New Hanover County is waiting on the top bidder in an online auction for the Sheriff's old helicopter to decide if he'll buy it. Full story...
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LIVE WITH GEORGE: Coastal Carolina Air Show

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Find out all about this weekend's Coastal Carolina Air Show at ILM on today's LIVE WITH GEORGE on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5, 5:30 & 6. Full story...
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Roller Derby action-packed family fun

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Screaming crowds, wheels racing around the track, collisions and crashes. If you're thinking NASCAR, think again. Those are the sights and sounds of roller derby. Full story...
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The Gap is moving to Mayfaire

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Mayfaire welcomes a big, new retailer next month when The Gap, Gap Kids and Baby Gap move into a 9,000-square-foot space on Main Street across the street from Banana Republic - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Easter Bunny makes early visit to Wilmington

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The Easter Bunny took a break from preparing for the upcoming holiday to visit children in Wilmington today. Full story...
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NC leaders jockey in jobless benefits showdown

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Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue are weighing who'll get the blame if unemployment benefits for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers are cut off. Full story...
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House speaker meets with groups on NC health plan

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The leader of the North Carolina House says he's trying to alleviate the concerns of teachers and retired workers over their state health care plan that led Gov. Bev Perdue to veto a proposal to close a projected half-billion-dollar spending gap in the plan over the next two years. Full story...
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WPD bust mobile meth lab in woods

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Investigators say they charged Mark Levi's for manufacturing meth, maintaining a residence for drugs, having the ingredients for meth and driving while his license was revoked. Full story...
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ABC pulls the plug on 'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live'

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video ABC is canceling the soap operas "All My Children" and "One Life to Live." Both programs that have been on the network's daytime lineup for more than 40 years. Full story...
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Burke County community on lookout for animal

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Children are being kept off the playground at a school west of Morganton after police and neighbors spotted signs of a large animal prowling in a wooded area nearby. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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