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Archive - Jun 13, 2011

More than 12,000 drivers cited in recent "Click it or Ticket" campaign

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The state transportation secretary says more than 12,000 drivers and passengers were cited for seat belt and child passenger safety violations during a two-week campaign. Full story...
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Raleigh man dies at Tennessee music festival

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Officials say a Raleigh man is the second person to die this year during the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. GOP Chairwoman doesn't want to hear about Berger

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Rhonda Amoroso is getting inundated with email these days. The Chairwoman of the New Hanover County Republicans is hearing from constituents across the county about County Commissioner Brian Berger. Problem is, according to Vice Chairman Joe Rumsey, she doesn't want to hear about it. Full story...
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Pender County schools superintendent resigns

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Pender County schools superintendent Allison Sholar has resigned to take a job as the superintendent of Currituck County Schools. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commissioner Berger has history of domestic issues

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According to documents obtained by WWAY, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger has had at least four domestic issues at his home involving two girlfriends and the police. Full story...
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Hoggard pitcher Coley Thompkins commits to Campbell

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Coley Thompkins just graduated from Hoggard High School. On graduation day he didn't know his collegiate plans. That changed on Monday when Thompkins decided he'd like to play college baseball in Buies Creek. Full story...
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A LITTLE HEAT LIGHTNING, ANYONE?

If you grew-up in the southern United States, chances are you've heard the term "heat lightning".

Life in the spotlight not easy

There are many jobs in the world that look like they'd be a lot of fun. Who wouldn't want to be a star or on TV or a person of power.

Carolina Beach councilman says road diet must go

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video The road diet in Carolina Beach has caused headaches for residents, businesses and visitors since it was implemented. Now a town council member says the whole project was a bad idea and says tourists are not going to come back because of the traffic. Full story...
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WCU football holds camp to check out local players

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videoUsually high school athletes looking to play at the next level would have to go to a college camp to showcase their skills. Instead Western Carolina came to them. Full story...
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Democrats Hill, Brisson to vote for budget veto override

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video Gov. Bev Perdue made history yesterday when she became the first North Carolina governor to veto a spending plan. But this budget proposal is far from dead. Five Democrats voted for the Republican-led proposal; two of them right here in our area. But will they stand by their word when it comes to overriding the governor's veto? Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market showcases tastes of the coast

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The town of Wrightsville Beach is letting residents and visitors get a taste of produce and other goods from around coastal North Carolina. Full story...
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WWAY & BIG TALKER FM EXCLUSIVE: Berger girlfriend provides arrest night details

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videoHeather Blaylock, New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's girlfriend, describes what happened the night Berger was arrested for assault. She also explains why she called 911 and requested an officer go with her to Berger's house. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Commissioner Warren's racial allegations "unfounded"

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videoThe Office of Professional Standards has investigated this complaint and determined these allegations to be unfounded. Full story...
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