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Archive - May 2011

Sharks can't hold lead in season opener

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video The Wilmington Sharks took an early lead on Tuesday, but the Sharks couldn't hold the lead against the Fayetteville Swampdogs. Don't forget about Thursday's game at Buck Hardee Field. It'll be "WWAY Shirt Off Our Back Night." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors react to HOA's decision to fine resident for patriotic display

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On Memorial Day, Willoughby Park resident Kelly Hill had a choice between removing a flag on her front door supporting her son, who is fighting in Afghanistan, or face a fine from the homeowner’s association. Full story...
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Pender's Addison Spruill signs with Brevard

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video It took a bit longer than expected, but Pender's Addison Spruill finally made his collegiate choice official. He signed on Tuesday with Brevard Community College in Florida. Pender's Andrienne Bannerman also signed on Tuesday. She'll play college basketball at Erskine. Full story...
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McIntyre to vote against raising debt ceiling

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The US House of Representatives votes tonight on a bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. It's not expected to pass, because the measure contains no spending cuts. Full story...
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As synthetic drugs become illegal, 'relaxation brownies' still available

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video We told you last week about a drug craze that becomes illegal tomorrow. With a ban on bath salts and other synthetic drugs going into effect, many folks are looking for legal ways to get high, or in some cases low. Full story...
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Port, river issues focus of joint federal effort in Wilmington

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Daily operations along the Cape Fear River will be more efficient thanks to a new joint effort in Wilmington. Full story...
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Healthier food options coming to six New Hanover elementary schools

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Healthier foods are coming to six New Hanover elementary schools this fall. They have been selected to participate in the USDA Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program. Full story...
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Burlington man rescues $200,000 Powerball ticket from garbage

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James Dixon matched all five white balls in the May 21 drawing but tossed the ticket in the garbage after checking his numbers in the newspaper. Fifteen minutes after taking the garbage out for pickup, he realized the numbers he checked were from a previous day’s edition. Something told him to get his ticket from the garbage and compare his numbers to those on the lottery’s website. Full story...
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National NAACP decries arrest of NC state president and six other activists

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“The courage of Reverend Dr. Barber and the other leaders who were arrested shows the unyielding resolve that we must all exhibit to protect America’s promise for hard working North Carolina families.” - NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous Full story...
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NC bill would track illegal immigrants in schools

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A North Carolina lawmaker says schools should be required to keep track of the illegal immigrants in their student populations. Rep. Dale Folwell of Forsyth County has introduced a bill to require school principals to record the citizenship and immigration status of new students at North Carolina schools. Full story...
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