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Archive - Sep 16, 2011

Man charged with stealing cash box from convenience store

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A 56-year-old Wilmington man is being held in the New Hanover county detention facility after an armed robbery early Friday morning. Full story...
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Some loggerhead sea turtles now listed as endangered species

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video Loggerhead turtles can be found all along the Carolina coast from Topsail Island to Holden beach, but unfortunately their existence is being threatened. Fish and wildlife leaders announced Friday these creatures would no longer be listed as one threatened species but nine distinct population segments. Full story...
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New Hanover High student-athlete arrested for Creekwood murder

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A New Hanover High School student-athlete has been charged with murder. Wilmington Police arrested Tevin Sh'qur Quintell Hankins, 17, for first-degree murder after a shooting in the Creekwood community earlier this week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Judge extends protective order against Berger

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video A judge has extended a protective order against New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. Judge Sandra Ray Criner made the decision just before noon Friday after a hearing involving Berger and his ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Close friend of Leland PD officer talks about shooting

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video Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis was shot in the groin multiple times during a training exercise in march. WWAY sat down with a long time friend of hers and found out more about what happened that day. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST MANI/PEDI

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video This week it is time to beautify. Where do you go to get those cuticles cleaned up? Who files the finest French tips? Congratulations to Hampstead Barber & Beauty/Nails by Lorraine Full story...

ONLY ON 3: Chicken wings help rescue workers, causes

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Buffalo Wild Wings donated ten cents from every chicken wing it sold last weekend. The 20,000 wings gobbled up meant $2,000 donated to police and firefighters. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Training and Standards Commission will visit Leland PD

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We've learned through independent sources that the North Carolina Justice Education Training and Standards Commission is scheduled to visit the Leland Police Department next week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Mayor Futch reneges on interview

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Leland Mayor Walter Futch joins a growing list of politicians who apparently don't want to answer tough questions and then cancels interview appointments. Last night after the town council meeting, Futch agreed to come to the TV station today to do a live interview at 5:30 p.m. Full story...
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NC sees jobless rate climbs again, to 10.4 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate jumped in August with fewer workers drawing a paycheck and nearly 12,000 more jobless. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Magistrate explains decision not to arrest Soles

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The magistrate who issued a criminal summons for R.C. Soles yesterday says there was no reason to arrest the former senator, who was accused of beating a man. Magistrate Tucker Ward says it left to his discretion either to arrest Soles or to serve him with a criminal summons. Full story...
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits to open in Pender and Wayne Counties

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will provide food assistance in the form of Disaster Food and Nutrition Services benefits (formerly called food stamps) in the following additional disaster NC counties: Pender and Wayne. Full story...
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Ex-Duke stars Laettner, Davis face possible jail time

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Former Duke University basketball stars Christian Laettner and Brian Davis are scheduled to be in court facing possible jail time. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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NC museum hosts contest to concoct best bug buffet

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Which wine goes best with mealworms and crickets? The annual contest at a North Carolina museum may help answer the question. Full story...
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