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Archive - Jul 2011

Wrightsville Beach considers grant for license plate scanning

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video Many people go to Wrightsville Beach to go fishing. Now Wrightsville Beach could be fishing for you. Two weeks ago the beach town received a federal grant for automatic license plate recognition systems to help police in their search for criminals. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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Donations soon to be Packages from Home

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Some of our nation's finest will be receiving some packages from home in the next few weeks. Full story...
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Painters robbed at Wilmington business

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A group of painters trying to make good use of the hours a business was closed wound up in the wrong place at the wrong time this morning. Full story...
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THE RANT: The GOP in New Hanover Co. is apparently VERY friendly and fun

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When are people going to learn that social media can bite you in the butt? Meet Kristy Daniels. According to the New Hanover County GOP website, she's the group's PR/Communications chair. Full story...
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Judge OKs mountain school district's early start

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A state judge won't stop a North Carolina school district from starting classes next week despite a state law requiring a 10-week summer vacation. Full story...
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Charleston comes up with creative way to attract visitors

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Charleston was ranked No. 2 last month in Travel and Leisure magazine's list of the top cities in the United States and Canada. Now Charleston attractions, hotels and restaurants are offering a series to specials to mark the honor. Full story...
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Mother, daughter get big lottery jackpot 3 times

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A mother and daughter in the Carolinas have three big lottery wins in the last 20 years between them. Full story...
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McDonald's: Apple slices in every Happy Meal

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McDonald's Corp. says it is adding apple slices to every Happy Meal, part of the chain's larger push to paint itself as a healthy place to eat. Full story...
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Raleigh couple headed for hearing in death of mom

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A couple accused in the death of a Kinston woman are scheduled for their first appearance before a judge. Full story...
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Girl bitten by shark at Ocracoke recovering well

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A 6-year-old Durham girl bitten by a shark while riding a boogie board off Ocracoke Island has no plans to avoid the beach after the injuries to her leg and foot are healed. Full story...
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Brunswick County Health & Severe Weather Expo today

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 and Brunswick Community College would like to invite you to the 2011 Brunswick County Health & Severe Weather Expo. The Expo is 4-8 p.m. at Brunswick Community College's Odell Williamson Auditorium. Full story...
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Dr. Oz visits WWAY, answers viewer questions

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video You watch him every weekday at 10 a.m. on The Doctor Oz Show on WWAY. Monday, Dr. Mehmet Oz visited WWAY and joined us live in studio to talk about health and answer some question submitted by viewers. Full story...
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Two Union County men arrested in diamond thefts

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Federal authorities say two Union County men have been accused of participating in a nationwide diamond theft ring. Full story...
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Ex-aide to former NC governor starts prison time

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A top aide to North Carolina's former governor is heading to Florida to begin serving a yearlong sentence for federal income tax evasion. Full story...
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