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Archive - Jul 20, 2011

Man rescued from hole after searching for antique bottles in downtown Wilmington

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video Crews rescued a man Wednesday night after he was buried up to his chest in a hole dug behind a home in downtown Wilmington. While digging for historic bottles in a backyard, the ground collapsed around him. Full story...
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Hagan says failure to reach agreement on debt would be devastating

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video WWAY spoke to Sen. Kay Hagan Wednesday via satellite. She said a bipartisan agreement on the debt ceiling is needed now. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Green Countertops

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videoLooking for some new life in your kitchen? Countertops can be the answer. In this week's edition, Randy heads over to Sapona Green Building Center for some insight on environmentally friendly solutions. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Clean up continues for Wilmington meth lab

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videoAfter drugs and other items used to make meth were removed from an apartment in Wimbledon Chase over the weekend, residents say investigators have been working to clear the apartment. Some neighbors say they are concerned that the toxins from the lab may have gotten into their apartments. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four New Hanover Co. schools fail to meet 'Adequate Yearly Progress' goals

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Four New Hanover County schools scored a 59% or less meeting this year's Adequate Yearly Progress goals. Full story...
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UPDATE: Girl bitten by shark off Ocracoke Island upgraded to good condition

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A 6-year-old girl is in critical condition after being attacked by a shark on a North Carolina beach Tuesday evening. The child was swimming with her father in shallow water when she was bitten on the right leg and part of her foot, according to Kenny Ballance of the National Park Service for Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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New 'Summer's Eve' ad causing a stink

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"Hail to the V!" That's the new advertising slogan from Summer's Eve. Their new commercial is stirring up some controversy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: West Columbus football coach quits after only four months

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West Columbus High School Football Coach T.J. Spivey announced today that's he resigning his position. Spivey texted the news to WWAY's John Rendleman while at the annual East/West game in Greensboro this week. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Johnston Co. senator will square off against Pantano; Goolsby & Rabon support run

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videoOne day after new redistricting maps put Johnston County in the 7th Congressional District, N.C. Sen. David Rouzer of McGee's Crossroads announced Wednesday that he'll run for the seat in 2012. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fisherman catches shark off Kure Beach

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This morning at around 6:15am, Mary Davis, who was out for her daily morning walk looking for shark's teeth, came across a lot more than just teeth. This morning she stumbled across an entire shark near the M Ave. beach access. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Despite contract, woman told she can't return unwanted bed

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One Brunswick County woman will soon be able to sleep easier at night. She ordered a Contour Adjustable Bed last month, but when she tried to return it, she ran into some problems. So she contacted TROUBLESHOOTERS for help. Full story...
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THE RANT: Mayor Saffo, where are all the jobs you promised?

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video In his January 2009 State of the City address, Mayor Bill Saffo told the city the convention center, "is the largest construction project in the region, and currently creating hundreds of desperately needed jobs." He went on to say 1,000 people would be involved in the construction, and 1,200 will work there. Really, Mr. Mayor? Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence commander gets job back

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Vice Adm. Robert C. Parker, commander, Coast Guard Atlantic Area, reinstated Cmdr. Harry Schmidt as commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence Friday. Full story...
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Ford recalling more than 20,000 trucks and SUVs

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Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 20,000 pickup trucks and SUVs because a defective switch can cause the turn signal, tail lights and brake lights to fail. Full story...
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City of Trinity votes down alcohol sales

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A North Carolina city has rejected a chance to allow stores to sell beer and wine and restaurants to sell mixed drinks. Full story...
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