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Archive - Aug 8, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Pender commissioner faces third DWI; colleagues did not know

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video Pender County Commissioner David Williams heads back to court in Mecklenburg County next month on a DWI charge. He was pulled over in Matthews in December. Fellow commissioners say they were shocked when we told them the news today and had no clue that this had happened Full story...
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Age rule ends special athlete's football career

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video One special high school athlete's true love is being taken away from him. Brett Bowden will no longer be able to play football because of his age, and no exception is going to be made despite his incredible story. Full story...
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Burgaw Ponytails honored for Dixie World Series win

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A Pender County softball team is honored for their Dixie Youth World Series title Monday night in Burgaw. The Burgaw Ponytails captured the Dixie Youth World Series title last week in Louisiana. Burgaw beat Florida 2-1 in the championship game. Full story...
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Steamers sink Sharks

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The Wilmington Sharks will need to win two consecutive games on the road against Edenton in order to continue the season. The Sharks did it last week against Fayetteville. Can the Sharks do it again? Full story...
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Arson believed to be caused by person who used pass key to enter building

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A report from Asheville police says investigators believe the person who started a blaze that killed a firefighter used a pass key to get inside the medical office building where it started. Full story...
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IF ANYONE SEES MY LITTLE TOY FISHING ROD...

One of my first childhood memories of the beach was a trip to the Jolly Roger Inn at Topsail. It was my first experience "fishing".

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Kure Beach commissioner resigns after pot charge

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A Kure Beach commissioner arrested on drug charges has resigned. Barry Nelder's resignation is effective today. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Strickland turns self in after more vandalism at Soles's house

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video Another strange chapter in the relationship between R.C. Soles and a teenage boy. Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in this morning after yet another vandalism incident at the former senator's house. Full story...
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Local designers compete for national prize

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A Wilmington boutique has entered a national fashion design competition where the winner will win a $40,000 cash prize. Full story...
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Bruns. Co. Early College HS heads back to class with new focus

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video It was back to school today for hundreds of students at Brunswick County Early College High School. This year is a special one for the school. It is the first year BCECHS will be take part in a national program that focuses on science, technology, engineering and math. Full story...
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I-40 stop leads to big drug bust

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In all detectives say they found about 700 bags of Heroin valued at approximately $21,000 and about one pound of marijuana valued at more than $1,000. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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N. 3rd St. improvement work begins

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According to the city, crews will do prep work this week, but starting next Monday, major construction will begin in the area of North 3rd Street between Market and Princess Streets. This will include the intersection of 3rd and Market Streets. Full story...
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Two Legion teams forfeit after fight in tourney

A brawl after a play at the plate has put American Legion baseball teams from North Carolina and Georgia out of a regional baseball tournament in Sumter. Full story...