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Archive - Jun 3, 2011

Daytime shooting in Wilmington

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Wilmington police arrive to find a man shot Friday afternoon. Full story...
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East Columbus loses first game of series

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video East Columbus will have to win twice on Saturday in order to win the 1-A state baseball championship. The Gators had a slew of runners get on base. In fact they had eleven hits, but they didn't get enough clutch hits to beat South Stanly on Friday in game one of the 1-A baseball state championship series. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST PIZZA

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video It's back to the rematches in this week's "And the Winner is..." contest. A year ago our battle for BEST PIZZA came down to a single percentage point as Princess Pizza edged out Pizza Shuttle. Will the same two parlors fire up the voting again this year? Or will another joint toss their dough into the ring to claim bragging rights? It's your chance to decide the BEST PIZZA in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are tossing up (3 p.m. Thurs.):
Princess Pizza - 35%
Brooklyn Pizza - 19%
Nino's - 8%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

NCGOP opens convention in Wilmington

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video Republicans won control of the state House and Senate last fall for the first time since the 1870s. This weekend they'll hold their first state convention in Wilmington for the first time anyone can remember. Full story...
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Wilmington woman who worked on Edwards's campaigns reacts to indictments

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video A Wilmington woman who worked closely with John Edwards and his family is speaking out about the former North Carolina senator's indictment. Full story...
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Progress Energy asks for 4 percent rate hike in NC

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Progress Energy Carolinas is asking for a nearly four-percent rate increase for its North Carolina customers to help pay for higher fuel costs to generate power and the utility's investment in energy efficient and renewable energy programs. Full story...
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East Columbus student charged with bringing drugs to school

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video An East Columbus High School student took his chances on campus with drugs and now has to pay. Police reports say the student was found with marijuana at school. Full story...
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State recommends Environmental Protection Agency postpone designating Wilmington area as non-attainment

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State environmental officials have recommended that the Environmental Protection Agency postpone designating the Wilmington area as non-attainment or not in compliance with the new federal air quality standard for sulfur dioxide, or SO2. Full story...
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Edwards says he did wrong, did not break law; Actual indictments included

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Former North Carolina senator and two-time presidential candidate John Edwards says he has done wrong but did not break the law. He is charged with soliciting and spending more than $925,000 to hide his mistress and their baby from the public at the height of his 2008 White House campaign. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dolly Parton launches pirate show in Myrtle Beach

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video Singer Dolly Parton is hoisting the Jolly Roger in Myrtle Beach as she opens her new dinner theater this weekend. Cacky talked exclusively with Parton this afternoon and will share that interview with you coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5:30 p.m. Full story...
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Oak Island woman 'ecstatic' after big lottery win

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An Oak Island woman says she'll pay off her car loan and save for her three children after winning big in the lottery. Full story...
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NC budget headed soon to dispute with Perdue

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A contentious North Carolina budget headed to Gov. Bev Perdue is getting more heated as Perdue breaks a logjam on unemployment benefits and a Republican leader was heard calling her "incompetent." Full story...
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Police identify pedestrian hit and killed

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Police say Joseph Larry Brite, 57, walked into the path of an oncoming car. The driver told officers he tried to stop, but didn't have time to brake before hitting the man. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue signs Executive Order to restore federal unemployment benefits for 47,000

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Gov. Bev Perdue is bypassing state lawmakers and clearing the way for the extension of federal unemployment benefits to some 47,000 North Carolinians who were caught in a tug-of-war between the governor and legislators. Full story...
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Royal Oak Concerned Citizens Association suing Brunswick Co. over rezoning

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The complaint alleges that the rezoning decision is part of a racially discriminatory pattern and practice of burdening the county’s African American communities with hazardous and unwanted land uses. Full story...
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