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Archive - Oct 2012

Brunswick County leads state in Operation Medicine Drop collections

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Attorney general Roy Cooper says North Carolinians turned in approximately 8.5 million doses of old prescription and over-the-counter drugs during Operation Medicine Drop last weekend. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court punts on Brunswick Co. student bra search case

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North Carolina's Supreme Court wants to know who witnessed a contested drug search involving a 15-year-old at an alternative school who had to untuck her shirt and pull out her bra with her thumb. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Language for Wrightsville Beach smoking ban, Wilmington ballpark ballot questions confuses voters

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video As voters prepare to go to the polls next month, we looked at sample ballots to see how a couple of big issues are presented. What we found are two referenda with language that can be difficult to understand. Full story...
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Continued beach erosion exposes more sandbags at The Riggings

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video With beach renourishment way overdue, residents at a Pleasure Island condo complex say the sandbags protecting their homes have been more exposed than they normally are. Full story...
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Ex-NC Gov. Hunt back again to campaign for Obama

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It's another North Carolina election season and Jim Hunt is once again out peddling for votes. This time the former four-term governor is spending the final weeks before Election Day working for President Barack Obama's re-election bid on what's called a "middle class listening tour." Full story...
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Second meningitis case reported in NC

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A second patient in North Carolina has been diagnosed with meningitis linked to recalled steroid. The CDC has already reported 47 cases in seven states, including five deaths. Full story...
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Investigators: Alcohol a factor in early-morning boat crash

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Five boaters are safe after a collision off of Wrightsville Beach early this morning. Full story...
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Body found on Wilmington street, foul play not suspected

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Wilmington Police are investigating a body found in the 300 block of Kidder Street just before 8 a.m. Investigators say they are not sure how the white man in his 60s died, but they do not suspect foul play. Full story...
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NAACP: GOP-drawn lines disenfranchise black voters

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A legal motion by a coalition of civil rights groups claims voting districts drafted by the Republican-dominated North Carolina legislature disenfranchises black voters and asks a state court to declare the lines unconstitutional. Full story...
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US jobless rate falls to 7.8 pct., 44-month low

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The US unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years. The rate fell because more people found work, a trend that could impact the presidential election. Full story...
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Three men arrested in connection to Thursday shooting

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Three men have been charged in connection with Thursday's shooting outside a house in the 600 block of N. 10th Street. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Oct. 4

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video It's a boy! Brett & Megan Blizzard are proud parents of a bouncing, baby boy. Brett is UNCW's all-time leading scorer in basketball. Brett also served as WWAY's co-host of the Full Court Press during the 2010-2011 high school basketball season.... On Thursday we checked out two high school soccer games.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Rep. Hamilton, Harmati square off in WHQR political forum

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video From education to transportation to fracking, the NC House District 18 candidates took part in a WHQR Public Radio forum Thursday evening. Full story...
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Jury awards NC couple $1.7M in unborn son's death

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A jury has awarded a Charlotte couple $1.7 million in a lawsuit against a local restaurant in connection with a head-on collision that killed the couple's unborn son. Full story...
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Despite removing sign, Flip's owner still feuding with city

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video Less than a week after Flip's Bar-B-Que took down its half-century-old sign to comply with a city ordinance, the small business is facing another issue with the city. Church says a city code enforcement officer told him he needed clearance to remove the sign. Church says he's confused. Full story...
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