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Archive - Jun 14, 2011

New sunscreen regulations aim to block out confusion

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video Your bottle of sunscreen will soon look different. That's because the Food and Drug Administration introduced new guidelines today. The new rules will tell consumers just how well products protect against cancer-causing ultraviolet rays. Full story...
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Carolina Beach Town Council votes to reverse 'road diet' plan

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video The Carolina Beach Town Council voted 4-1 Tuesday night in favor of reversing Lake Park Boulevard back to four lanes. With so many complaints and overwhelming opposition to the “road diet,” many are saying its about time that the road goes back to the way it was. Full story...
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House to vote on possible override of Perdue's veto of state budget bill

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The North Carolina House plans to vote after midnight on whether to override Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of the state government budget bill. Full story...
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Some NC libraries to receive funding for collections, technology upgrades

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Over 120 libraries across the state will receive funding for collections and technology upgrades Full story...
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Crops in Pender County suffering because of drought conditions

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With the severe drought in southeastern North Carolina, farmers are getting hit pretty hard. Above normal temperatures and rainfall deficits in the area mean bad news for local crops. According to NCDrought.org, 17 coastal counties are currently experiencing a severe drought. Full story...
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Four people escape with minor injuries in single-engine plane crash

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Four travelers escaped with minor injuries on Tuesday morning when their single-engine plane crashed in Cumberland County. Full story...
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Contractors rush to meet July 4 opening deadline of Verterans Park

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Contractors are working weekends and long days to meet a July 4 deadline for opening NC Veterans Park. Full story...
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Hammerheads win first round Open Cup match

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads will be advancing to the second round of the Open Cup. The Hammerheads shutout Central Florida in round one on Tuesday night in Wilmington. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Cape Fear Volunteer Center

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video We often hear from viewers who say we should do more positive news than the typical gloom and doom that fills newscasts and papers. While we do often cover positive stories, we're going to try to more consistently focus on some of the good things going on in our community and the people and groups doing them. WWAY's Asha Davé shows us how the world can be changed if you JUST ADD HOPE. Full story...
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Waltrip, Yarborough make NASCAR Hall of Fame

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The wait is over for Cale Yarborough and Darrell Waltrip. On the third try, the championship-winning drivers are headed to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police say statements not only factor in domestic violence arrests

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video After New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's arrest Friday on a domestic violence charge, both he and the alleged victim said the incident was blown out of proportion. That's led a lot of people to wonder why Berger, or anyone in a similar situation, would be charged and why police have the latitude to make such an arrest. Full story...
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Hammerheads start US Open Cup play tonight

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The Wilmington Hammerheads step out of USL play tonight at Legion Stadium. The pro soccer team is in first round action in the Lamar Hunt US Oen Cup. Wilmington will host the Central Florida Kraze out of the USL's Professional Development League. Full story...
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New Brunswick hospital to open July 31

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Brunswick Community Hospital leaders have announced plans to open the new Brunswick Novant Medical Center, which will feature 78 beds and all private rooms, on Sunday, July 31. Full story...
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Annexation rules changes head to full Senate

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Changes to rules governing forced annexations by North Carolina towns and cities are one step closer to passage after being years in the making. Full story...
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Perdue's likely veto defeat could be short-term

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Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue would face a short-term political defeat should her historic veto of the North Carolina state budget be canceled by the Republican-led Legislature as early as Wednesday. But her fortunes may turn if her warnings of thousands of job losses in the public schools become true this fall. Full story...
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