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Archive - Apr 27, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Why Tabor City Police always respond to Sen. Soles's house

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Former State Senator R.C. Soles lives near Tabor City, but not "in" Tabor City. His sprawling estate is outside of the official city limits. Yet whenever something happens at the house, Tabor City Police always respond, even though it's technically out of their jurisdiction. Full story...
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Leland's Owen Spencer anticipates NFL Draft

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video We know Cam Newton and Jake Locker will be taken high in this week's NFL Draft. There's a bit of uncertainty involved with a football player from Leland though. NC State's Owen Spencer is projected to be a 6th or 7th round pick if selected. If not, he'll definitely be in line to sign a free agent contract. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student on Post 9/11 GI Bill told to pay up

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video A UNCW student who was initially told his education would be paid for under the Post 9/11 GI Bill is now being told he needs to pay up. Full story...
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Wilmington's Boomer Boyd signs with Missouri

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Former Laney wrestling standout Boomer Boyd will continue his wrestling career at the University of Missouri. Boyd recently signed a national letter of intent with the Tigers. Full story...
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New Hanover ends Hoggard's court reign

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video Rain on Tuesday forced the biggest high school tennis match of the season to date in Wilmington to be played on Wednesday. Hoggard has five consecutive conference titles, but their hold on the streak was in jeopardy due to a surging New Hanover squad. Full story...
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Senate votes to establish stock car racing as official state sport

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The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport. Full story...
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George Elliott headlines Habitat fashion show

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WWAY's George Elliott starred in a fashion show for a good cause today. Habitat for Humanity hosted the event at Carrabba's Italian Grill. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

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videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach taxi ticket sparks reaction

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videoYesterday we told you about a cab driver ticketed in Wrightsville Beach for pulling over and picking up a customer. Today we hear from those familiar with the island to see what they have to say about the incident. Full story...
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Pender deputies search for armed robbery suspect

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for the armed robbery of a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Elementary students publish textbook

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Today a class of fourth graders at Bradley Creek Elementary School presented the first signed copy of their book to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Landfill to do electronic recycling weekly

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Do you have electronics you need to get rid of, but you're not sure where to dispose of them properly? Well, starting today and continuing each Wednesday, New Hanover County residents can drop off electronic waste for free at the landfill off US 421 North. Full story...
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Gary Busey's in town

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The horror sequel "Piranha 3DD" just got even scarier. Gary Busey, who often looks like a human piranha, has been added to the film's cast. Full story...
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Overnight fire kills paraplegic

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A Brunswick County man is dead after an early-morning house fire. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fire that happened before 2 a.m. off Hewett-Burton Road near Leland. Full story...
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NC House spending plan considered by budget panel

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North Carolina House members are picking at a state budget proposal largely written by Republicans that critics say make deep cuts in public education and health programs but GOP leaders say protects classroom teachers and health services for the poor. Full story...
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