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Archive - Sep 2011

ONLY ON 3: Leland Councilwoman wants police department investigated; Mayor Futch holding up approval

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video We're the only local news outlet following allegations of corruption and misconduct within the Leland Police Department. Today, a town leader came forward to talk about what she thinks needs to be done. Leland Town Councilwoman Martha Currie wants Mayor Futch to call a special meeting to discuss hiring a private investigator to look into the allegations but says Futch won't pull the trigger on the meeting. Full story...
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5th Quarter: Week #7 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number seven of the high school football season is not complete yet due to a handful of games that were suspended due to lightning. One area game didn't get started. One will conclude on Saturday. Several will wrap up on Monday. Full story...
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Foosball championship draws players from all over to Wilmington

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Competition was fierce at a local sports bar tonight. It was the kickoff of the 37th annual North Carolina state foosball championships at the break time billiards sports bar and grill in Wilmington. This is the nation's oldest and longest running state foosball event. The annual event doesn't just draw participants from North Carolina. Full story...
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AP: Brunswick Co. tire plant deal may enrich NC political donors

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video A state lawmaker and a group of Democratic political donors with ties to Gov. Beverly Perdue are poised to sell land in Brunswick County at a handsome profit for a tire plant that's being lured with $100 million in state and local incentives, according to public records reviewed by The Associated Press. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST TIRE STORE

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video We're wheely excited about this week's "And the Winner is..." We want to know where you go when your car's tires are feeling a little flat. Who keeps you rolling and makes sure the rubber meets the road? We're looking for the BEST TIRE STORE in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are rollin' in (4 p.m. Wed.):
Black's Tire & Auto Serv., Wilmington - 39%
Browning Tire, Wilmington - 22%
Duke's Tire Inc., Wilmington - 19%
VOTE NOW!
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Maggie Will named assistant for UNCW golf

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Whiteville native Maggie Will used to be one of the top golf pros on the LPGA Tour. She won three LPGA Tour events. She's no longer playing on the tour. Instead, Maggie Will has decided to help the UNCW women's golf program. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA Jon David responds to issues within Leland Police Department

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video After confirming with multiple sources that Chief Tim Jayne took his station vehicle to Myrtle Beach last year for a bachelor party, struck an officer in the gut while at the party, has ordered officers to work on his home and on neighbors' homes, along with reporting about a Leland cop shooting fellow officer Sherry Lewis between the legs at least 12 times with simulation ammunition during a training exercise, we reached out to David to see how his office was handling the allegations. Full story...
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Public hearings over air permit for Titan continue

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video The North Carolina Division of Air Quality took the stage at Kenan Auditorium Thursday night to hear from the public about the draft air permit they issued to Titan. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: Week 7 High School Football preview

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video Week number seven of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Conference play begins in the Three Rivers Conference and the Mideastern Conference. Jesse Jones has a preview of Friday's action. Full story...
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Local sheriff's deputies train with underwater robot

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video The New Hanover county sheriff's office is hoping some new technology will help them with underwater searches. Thursday, sheriff's deputies were learning how to operate the department's new remotely operated vehicle. In situations not conducive for divers, the machine will help deputies with search below the water's surface. The department acquired the remotely operated vehicle through a port security grant. It's equipped with all the latest technology from sonar to a GPS. Full story...
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5-0 vs. 5-0 on Friday...Laney @ Hoggard

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video Laney and Hoggard are the only two high school football teams in our neck of the woods with undefeated records. Both teams are 5-0, but only one will be 6-0. The Bucs and Vikings will square off on Friday night at Hoggard High School. Full story...
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Sharks agree to new lease terms with the city, team gets new skipper

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video The Wilmington Sharks will have a home at Buck Hardee Field through the 2016 baseball season. There's an option for five more years after that. The Sharks also have a new head coach. In fact he's a native of Columbus County. Full story...
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Autopsy: Murder victim shot twice

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Investigators say a man killed yesterday in Hampstead died of two gunshot wounds. Full story...
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