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Archive - Apr 2011

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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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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