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Archive - Aug 30, 2011

Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it. Full story...
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Topsail soccer & volleyball both win.... Laney soccer defeats West Carteret

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video Topsail has one of the best 2-A soccer teams in the east. They've got an outstanding volleyball team too. Laney picked up another win on Tuesday. Click video to see it all on WWAY online. Full story...
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Orton's Bar and Poolroom closing

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It is just that kind of place. Orton's in Wilmington has been serving drinks on Front Street for a long time. A short walk down the stairs, raise a few glasses and lift your spirits. Orton's has been a world famous poolroom for quite a while as well. It is even home to a world record. Full story...
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Miller-Motte Technical College back in session Wednesday

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Power has been restored and classes will resume as normal tomorrow at Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington. The school lost power during Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Power was restored around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Beaches look for Labor Day bounce back

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Hurricane Irene took a toll on beach businesses this past weekend, but many are hoping Labor Day weekend will make up for the loss. Full story...
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Area beaches survive Irene with little erosion

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Hurricane Irene were predicted to wreak havoc on our area's beaches, but thanks to the shift in her track, the impact was minimal. Full story...
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Strickland in jail under $25 million bond

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video A Tabor City teen with ties to former state Sen R.C. Soles remains in jail tonight. Yesterday Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in after five days on the run. Full story...
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'Swamp Logger' chats with Rotarians

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A TV star from the the Discovery Channel's "Swamp Loggers" rolled into downtown Wilmington today. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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House GOP leaders press NC gay marriage amendment

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Republican leaders in the North Carolina House say it's time for lawmakers to let the people decide whether to place a gay marriage ban in the state constitution. Full story...
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ILM gets $6.5 million for infrastructure

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The trip between the runway and the terminal at Wilmington International Airport should soon be a little smoother thanks to some help from the federal government. Full story...
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Car hits house near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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A car hit a house near the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge Tuesday afternoon after witnesses say another car ran a red light. Full story...
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Judge Jolly files brief in Supreme Court regarding traffic court

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Judge Jerry Jolly has filed a brief in North Carolina Supreme Court in response to District Attorney Jon David's appeal of Jolly suspending traffic court in Brunswick County. Full story...
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AT&T adding cell phone capacity around NC colleges

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The company announced Tuesday that it added broadband capacity for the campuses of Duke University, East Carolina University, North Carolina State University, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Charlotte. Full story...
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Obama cabinet secretaries slated to visit NC

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Two officials from the Obama administration are traveling to North Carolina to get a first-hand look at damage caused by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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