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Archive - Jun 1, 2011

ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. Emergency Management Director briefs President Obama on hurricane season

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videoGov. Bev Perdue met with President Barack Obama today, the first day of the official hurricane season. Perdue took along New Hanover County Emergency Management Director Warren Lee as well. WWAY was the only Wilmington media outlet at the White House to talk with the participants about hurricane preparedness. Full story...
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American flags burned on Memorial Day

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videoMemorial Day is a day to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom but a New Hanover County neighborhood is still recovering from a Memorial Day tragedy after vandals set fire to American flags. One home even caught fire as a result. Full story...
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Sea turtles rehabbed and returned to the sea

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videoIt was an exciting morning at Topsail Beach where hundreds of people gathered to say goodbye to some of the area’s most cherished visitors. Full story...
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East Columbus has sights set on state title

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videoThe pairings are set. East Columbus will begin the 1-A high school baseball state championship series on Friday against South Stanly in Zebulon at 5pm. The 1-A title game will be played on Saturday. Will the South Stanly Rebel Bulls be "Gator Bait?" Full story...
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Weather Channel's Jim Cantore in town

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It's not often Jim Cantore comes to town when the sun is shining and the weather is quiet. Full story...
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CFCC Marine Tech Program funding in the state budget

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Cape Fear Community College's Marine Tech Program didn't get drowned out of this year's state budget afterall. Full story...
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Foreclosure looms over The View

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The View on Water Street has been ordered to go up for public auction June 10 after the bank that provided its’ financing declared it will foreclose on the property - reports the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Full story...
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Rabies case confirmed in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Animal Control Services has confirmed the second case of rabies for the year. Last Friday, ACS was notified that a Bittern Court resident had shot and killed a raccoon that had wandered onto the property. The homeowner also reported handling the carcass without protective gloves. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative OK to budget bill

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The North Carolina Senate has given tentative approval to a state government spending plan for next year that Democrats claim will harm public education and health care programs for the poor. Full story...
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Fearing long, hot summer, Pender Co. issues mandatory water restrictions

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video Pender County residents are facing a mandatory water restriction. Utility officials are trying to replenish their water supply before they hit seriously low levels as the summer goes on. Full story...
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Wilmington man with unique challenge creates works of art to honor victims of 9/11

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video Rachard McIntyre has a special gift for art, but says he always felt a little different. He was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, a high-functioning type of Autism in his early 20’s.He started drawing and painting at the age of five and since then has devoted most nights to creating artwork.Last year he decided to create something with great personal meaning. His drawings commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: State Court of Appeals turns down David's traffic court appeal; DA taking it to State Supreme Court

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video The North Carolina State Court of Appeals issued this decision yesterday regarding District Attorney Jon David's appeal of Judge Jerry Jolly's suspension of traffic court in Brunswick County: Full story...
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Temporary taxes expire, TAs stay in new Senate budget plan; Governor has concerns

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North Carolina lawmakers have come up with a budget plan that could bypass long negotiations between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue. Full story...
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Welcome to Hurricane Season 2011

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Confusing conditions as hurricane season starts. Full story...
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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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