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Archive - Jul 2011

After months of layoff warnings Charlotte teaching staff to rise by nearly 500

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will hire nearly 500 more school staff members this fall after warning for months that the system was headed toward layoffs. Full story...
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Durham appeals ruling on lacrosse-player lawsuits

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Attorneys for the city of Durham have asked a federal appeals court to overturn a lower-court ruling allowing former Duke lacrosse players to seek damages from the city. Full story...
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Bessemer City pair charged in death by infection

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A mother and her boyfriend face involuntary manslaughter charges after the death of a 2-year-old Bessemer City girl from an untreated infection. Full story...
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2 arrested after Lincolnton officer dragged

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A man and woman have been arrested after a Lincolnton police officer was dragged by a pickup truck. Full story...
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Police say man robbing Raleigh poker game killed

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A man has been shot and killed in Raleigh after police say he and another masked intruder entered a home during a poker game and tried to rob the players. Full story...
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Durham man holds woman and 9 children hostage

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A Durham man has been arrested after a standoff in which nine children were briefly held as hostages. Full story...
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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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