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Archive - Jul 1, 2011

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Couple's story doesn't match trooper's report, video

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videoWe're learning more tonight about the Raleigh couple that wrote a letter to the governor accusing a trooper of intimidation. It's a story WWAY broke Tuesday. There are several discrepancies between what Gina and Hoyt Tessener say happened and the DWI report written by Tpr. Edward Wyrick. Full story...
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North Brunswick High School Band to perform in Washington, DC parade

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The North Brunswick High School band is traveling to Washington, DC, to perform in the 4th of July parade there. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." BEST HOT DOGS

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video Summer time is officially here and in honor of America's birthday, since there's nothing more American than baseball, hot dogs and apple pie, we want to know who has the BEST HOT DOGS in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are grilling up (11 a.m. Wed.):

Paul's Place Famous Hotdogs, Rocky Point - 29%
Snack Shack, Carolina Beach - 14%
Merritt's Burger House, Carolina Beach Rd. - 12%
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UPDATE: Kids admit hitting cars with rocks

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Two kids are in trouble after a bit of a scare for some drivers during their morning commute in Brunswick County. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST COMPUTER REPAIR

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video Technology seems to rule our world nowadays, but sometimes even our computers need a little help. When your CPU needs a little TLC, where do you go? This week we want to know where to find the BEST COMPUTER REPAIR in the Cape Fear? Congratulations to Will Cotrell with Wilmington Computer Repair who won with 33% of the vote!!! Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Attorney who accused trooper has court date for assault

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The Raleigh attorney who accused a North Carolina Highway Patrol officer of intimidating him and his wife has his own legal troubles. WWAY has learned Hoyt Tessener is due in Wake County Court Thursday on a simple assault charge. Full story...
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Chucky Brown comes home for hoops camp honoring father

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videoFormer NBA player Chucky Brown always had a reputation of being a traveling man in the league. Today Brown traveled home, returning to his roots to take part in a basketball camp at North Brunswick High School. Full story...
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Murder victim's cousin says violence must stop

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videoA Wilmington teen is dead, and police are still searching for suspects after a shooting last night near downtown. Neighbors and family members are mourning the loss of Tony Harris Jr., who was affectionately known as T.J. He was shot near the corner of 5th and Harnett. Full story...
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Wilmington bakery among business targeted in TTY scam

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A Wilmington bakery was targeted in a statewide phone scam. Hot Pink Cake Stand on Front Street reported receiving several phone calls Wednesday from a TTY operator. TTY is a service used to aid hearing impaired people when using the phone. Full story...
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Smoke, fog to stick around till afternoon

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A dense smoke advisory is in effect for our area until 11 a.m. The smoke from the Juniper Road Fire burning in the Holly Shelter Game Land has combined with fog to reduce visibility significantly. Full story...
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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis's defamation claim goes to court

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videoA Brunswick County judge was on the other side of the bench this morning. It all stems from a Facebook message about a campaign endorsement. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southeastern NC gets big changes in proposed Congressional redistricting

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The General Assembly has released its proposed Congressional redistricting map for North Carolina. Full story...
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