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Archive - Jan 10, 2012

Two arrested for theft of scrap metal

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Samuel Stephenson Butler II, 26, and Jessica Renea Hunt, 27, of 405 Melvin Road Elizabethtown were both arrested on 01/05/2012 and charged with Felony Larceny and Felony Possession of Stolen Property. Full story...
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'Teen Mom 2' star Jenelle Evans arrested again

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"Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans was back in jail Tuesday, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. The 20-year-old was charged with placing harassing phone calls and communicating threats. Full story...
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Navassa residents already disappointed in performance of newly elected town council

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video The town of Navassa is no stranger to conflict, and that continued Tuesday night during an emergency town council meeting. The council met to discuss a personnel issue and FEMA grant money for Hurricane Irene damage, but residents who were there had a lot more to talk about. Full story...
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ElectriCities CEO says selling shares could take repaying debt off backs of residents and businesses

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The head of a trade association managing an electric power agency serving eastern North Carolina says selling shares in power plants the agency owns is still being considered if it means getting rid of debt towns and cities must repay. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Author of book discussing NC forced sterilization talks about proposed compensation

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video Victims of involuntary sterilization in North Carolina may finally be compensated for what they went through. Earlier today a task force voted to pay each sterilization victim $50,000. The legislature must still approve that money, but this is the first time a state has approved paying victims of eugenics. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: David, Jolly take feud to NC Supreme Court

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video The battle between Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David and District Court Judge Jerry Jolly finally had its day in the state Supreme Court. WWAY was the only Wilmington TV station in the courtroom in Raleigh as justices heard arguments from both sides today about a dispute over traffic court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As new mayor opens door to public, Leland issues still unresolved

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video As questions about the handling of the Sherry Lewis situation continue to swirl in Leland, the town's new mayor is opening her doors to the public. It's a chance for residents to have their voices heard on any number of issues. Full story...
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Suspect arrested after shooting at Wilmington convenience store

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A fight led to a shooting in front of a Wilmington convenience store this morning. It happened just before 11 a.m. at Sam's Superette on Dawson Street. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Animal Control Manager fired

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New Hanover County Animal Control Manager Jean McNeil has been fired. McNeil confirmed her dismissal to WWAY, but she said she could not talk about what happened at this time. Full story...
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First class service returns to ILM

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video Flying in and out of Wilmington International Airport just got a little more comfortable. US Airways is now offering first class seating on its flights to Charlotte. Full story...
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'A Smile as Big as the Moon' trailer released; Airs Jan. 29 here on WWAY

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"A Smile as Big as the Moon," which was shot both here in Wilmington and in Huntsville, AL, will air January 29 here on WWAY. The trailer for the movie, which stars John Corbett, was recently released on YouTube. Full story...
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Cops: No clear motive in Greensboro rampage

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Guilford County Sheriff B.J. Barnes says an extensive investigation has been unable to determine a clear motive in a shooting rampage that left five children dead. Full story...
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State Auditor Beth Wood seeking re-election

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State Auditor Beth Wood says she will seek a second four-year term running North Carolina's government watchdog agency. Full story...
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Duke-Progress agree to new July merger deadline

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Progress Energy and Duke Energy have set July as their new deadline for completing their merger creating the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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Father who helped son finish Olympic race to carry torch

Twenty years after helping his injured son cross the finish line in Barcelona, Jim Redmond has been selected to carry the Olympic flame during the torch relay ahead of the London Games. Full story...