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Archive - Jul 26, 2011

Brunswick County Health & Severe Weather Expo is a hit

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video This year's Brunswick County Health and Severe Weather Expo was a big success with more than two dozen vendors and more than 200 people attending the free event. WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to participate in this and many community events. Full story...
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WPD goes undercover to catch speeders

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video The Wilmington Police Department is using some unique methods this week to catch drivers who may be breaking the law. Today officers disguised themselves as roadside maintenance workers, including an officer on a tractor armed with a laser-radar. Full story...
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From Belville to Nashville... NC State's Owen Spencer is going to be a Tennessee Titan

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video Now that the NFL lockout is over teams are allowed to come to terms with undrafted free agents. Former North Brunswick Scorpion receiver Owen Spencer is included on this list. In fact he's headed to Nashville in order to be a Tennessee Titan. Full story...
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Sheila Boles named to NCHSAA Hall of Fame

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UNCW grad Sheila Boles was the first woman in North Carolina to coach a boys varsity basketball team. She won more than her fair share of games at Hoggard. As a result the pioneer coach is going to be inducted into the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame. Full story...
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Wayne Williamson back to West Columbus again

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Wayne Williamson used to be the head football coach at West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo. After coaching a few years in South Carolina the Evergreen resident will be roaming the sidelines in North Carolina once again. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority approves $66,000 for grills and picnic tables at public housing

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The Wilmington Housing Authority approved spending $66,000 on community amenities including barbecue grills for public housing units, but are also allowing residents to own their own grills. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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Lawmakers could vote on proposed changes to NC constitution

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The General Assembly could take up proposed changes to the North Carolina constitution before they leave town this week. Full story...
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Rockers, cops subject of federal gun probe

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A federal investigation is under way after pictures surfaced of rock stars with firearms in Rowan County. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has learned a former Rowan County police officer works with musicians like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Bret Michaels. WSOC received photos of the musicians at the Rowan County Peace Officers Association, where they were brought to fire guns. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mother indicted for trying to give razor blade to murder suspect son in jail

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Charges against a mother accused of smuggling a razor blade to her son in jail have been dropped, so that she could be indicted. Full story...
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