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Archive - Aug 19, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Strickland posts $1M bond two hours after hearing

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video Once again, a high bond won't keep a teen with ties to R.C. Soles behind bars very long. The 19-year-old with no job and no known source of legitimate income is on his way out of the Columbus County Jail after posting a $1 million bond. A deputy at the jail said at 12:40 p.m. Allen "Frog" Strickland was waiting to be fitted with a GPS device. He was released at 1:04 p.m. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect on run after shooting at barber shop; LISTEN TO 911 CALL

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Wilmington Police say a barber was shot inside his shop this morning. A police spokeswoman says it happened at Mirror Image Barber and Styling Salon at Dock and 13th Streets around 9:15 a.m. Full story...
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Police say woman purposely wrecked car, killing a passenger

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Raleigh police say a woman deliberately crashed her car into a tree, killing a passenger and injuring two others. Full story...
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Federal judge blocks state from cutting funding to Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge has temporarily blocked the state of North Carolina from cutting funding to the group Planned Parenthood. Full story...
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Cape Fear Center for Inquiry opens new building

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video The Cape Fear Center for Inquiry has a ribbon cutting to open their new home. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Coups for Troops helps turn expired coupons into savings for military families

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video Do you have any expired coupons laying around? If you do, then put them to good use by helping out our troops and their families. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Commission chair, KB mayor continue feud

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video It's been more than a week, and two local leaders are still not speaking. New Hanover County Commission Chair Jonathan Barfield and Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth have been coming to verbal blows over many different issues over the last couple weeks, and it does not seem that either one is willing to back down. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST CATERER

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video The key to many important events is often the food, so it's typically best to leave the cooking to a professional, especially if it's a big event. If you want the craftiest crudité, the most appealing appetizers, the most magnificent main course and the most decadent desserts, who delivers in the clutch? We want to know who you think is the BEST CATERER in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are serving up so far (2 p.m. Thurs.):
Pine Valley Market - 45%
Coastal Catering - 34%
Turtle Island - 9%
VOTE NOW! Full story...

Lost class ring in Wrightsville Beach surf turns up a month later

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In late June, Brian Neumann, a 22-year-old from Bethesda, was throwing a football in the surf at Wrightsville Beach, N.C., when he watched in horror as his Virginia Tech class ring slipped from his finger and tumbled into the Atlantic. Full story...
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Swimmer bitten by shark at Kure Beach

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According to a lifeguard with Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue, a young female adult was bitten by a shark in Kure Beach on Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at around 5:00pm. Full story...
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One dead, one hurt after domestic dispute leads to shooting at hospital

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A woman is dead and a man hurt after a shooting at a hospital in Whiteville this morning. Law enforcement sources tell WWAY that a domestic dispute involving two men and a woman led to the shooting outside Columbus Regional Healthcare System around 7 a.m. Full story...
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Some NC schools look for teachers, lose others

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Administrators are scrambling to hire teachers with the new school year less than a week away for most North Carolina students, even as budget-cutting forces layoffs of other workers. Full story...
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NC government losses push jobless rate to 10 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate topped 10 percent in July as layoffs by school districts and other government employers outweighed private sector gains. Full story...
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Waterspouts, Tornadoes, and Tropics

How quickly a quiet morning can change! We find that out sometimes in the weather business, and that definitely was the case yesterday with waterspouts keeping us on our toes along the Cape Fe