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Archive - Apr 28, 2011

Pender County family has close call with tornado

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video Storms and damage were widespread Thursday in areas outside of Wilmington. We met one family who is counting their blessings after a brush with a tornado. Full story...
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Tornado damage around Columbus County

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video Though the severe weather wasn't quite as bad today as it was a few weeks ago, there were a few places in Columbus County that did see some damage. Full story...
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Convicted murderer says he was pressured to plead guilty

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A man who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder says he did so because of pressure from his attorneys, family members and prosecutors and not because he killed the man. Full story...
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Wilmington Health to open office in Walmart

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videoFrom groceries to clothing you can get almost anything at Walmart, but soon customers will also be able to see a doctor at the popular store. Full story...
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Several tornadoes reported; damage reported in Columbus, Pender

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What damage did you see? If you have photos or video of the storms or the damage, send them along to newsroom@wwaytv3.com. Full story...
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Storm threat has Ammon residents on edge

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videoThere were tornado warnings and severe thunderstorms throughout Bladen County again today. In Ammon, where storms a couple weeks ago killed three people, the day was particularly tense. Full story...
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Legislature makes new deal on state worker insurance

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The General Assembly has reached a new agreement on how to close a half billion-dollar funding gap for North Carolina's state employee health insurance plan for the next two years. But it's not yet clear whether Gov. Bev Perdue will go along two weeks after she vetoed an earlier package. Full story...
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Government to urge food companies to limit ads for kids

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Commercials promoting sugary breakfast cereals could be put on a strict diet under government guidelines urging food companies to limit marketing of unhealthy products to children. Full story...
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Cheaper eye drug proves as good as pricier one

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A new study shows that a cheaper drug for a common eye disease is as effective as a more expensive one approved for the condition. Full story...
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New Hanover, Pender schools cancel afternoon activities

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Due to expected severe weather conditions this afternoon New Hanover County and Pender County Schools have canceled all afternoon activities. Full story...
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No one hurt in apartment fire

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Wilmington firefighters responded to an apartment fire at 1328 Wellington Ave. around 6:19 this morning. The fire was quickly knocked down and contained to the area where it started. Full story...
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Storms kill at least 200 Wednesday; 131 in Alabama

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Alabama officials say they have raised the death toll from a deadly tornado outbreak to 131. That brings to 200 the number of people who have died in six states across the South. Full story...
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While you pay $3.80 for gas, Exxon earns nearly $11 billion in first quarter

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Exxon says it earned nearly $11 billion in the first quarter, a performance that will likely land it in the center of the national debate over high gasoline prices. Full story...
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