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Archive - Oct 2012

Sheriff's deputies respond to drive-by shooting in Bladen County

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video Bladen County Deputies are on the scene of a drive-by shooting that occurred on Mercer Mill Rd. near Lisbon Rd. between Elizabethtown and Clarkton. Full story...
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TEAM OF THE WEEK: Pender Patriots

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video Every Wednesday during the fall we present the Perry's Emporium, WWAY High School Football Team of the Week award. This week's recipient is Pender High School. The Patriots trailed at the half, but they ended up winning by 21 points. Full story...
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Principal of the Year surprised with honor

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video In Brunswick County, one lucky principal got quite the surprise in the hall of her own school today. Retha Rusk, principal at Lincoln Elementary in Leland, is the Principal of the Year in Brunswick County, and it's safe to say she was unaware of the big news. Full story...
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Christmas comes early with beach sand sculpture

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video You may have seen a jolly figure being sculpted out of the sand on Wrightsville Beach a couple months early today. Sandi Adams of Sandi Castles was in front of the Holiday Inn sculpting Santa Claus for guests and the public. Full story...
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Fair taking extra precautions against E. Coli

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video Nearly 100 people got sick, and a two-year-old died, from E. Coli health official believe they got at the Cleveland County Fair earlier this month. Now our tri-county fair is stepping up its game to protect visitors. Full story...
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New ads continue attacks in state senate race

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video We are less than two weeks away from Election Day. You may have noticed the two candidates for state senate have made their race very personal and turned up the heat with a new wave of political ads hoping to sway voters on their way to the polls. Full story...
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Woman arrested in $94k heroin, meth bust

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video New Hanover County Sheriff's narcotics detectives seized more than 20 ounces of black tar heroin and more than 100 grams of methamphetamine. The drugs have a combined street value of more than $94,000. Full story...
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Etheridge, Vilsack make final push for Obama

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videoUS Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and former North Carolina Rep. Bob Etheridge teamed up to stump for President Obama's reelection. The two made a stop this afternoon at Obama campaign headquarters in Wilmington. Full story...
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Food Day Wilmington focuses on locally-produced eats

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Locals celebrated Food Day Wilmington with Feast Down East at UNCW. They learned where to buy local foods, how locally grown foods are healthier, and why it's important to buy locally. Full story...
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Coastal Christian High School dedicates new building

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video Wilmington's Coastal Christian High School will soon open the doors to a brand new building. Though it will be a few weeks before it actually opens, the school dedicated the new facility this afternoon. Full story...
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Special Olympians gather for fall games

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videoSpecial Olympics athletes kicked off their fall games this morning at Wilmington's Legion Stadium Complex. From bocce ball and races to soccer and tennis, athletes from around the region worked on honing their skills and making new friends. Full story...
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Wilmington drug dealer sentenced to federal prison

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videoA Wilmington man will spend more than a decade in prison on federal drug and gun charges. Wilmington Police arrested Dymon Black in August 2011 after they say he robbed a man who wanted to buy drugs from him. Full story...
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NC Vote Tracker shows party trends in early balloting

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According to the State Board of Elections data compiled daily and put into a user-friendly format at ncvotetracker.com, of the 817,122 early voters, 51.2 percent were registered Democrats, 30.21 percent were Republicans and 18.42 percent were unaffiliated voters. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Student hurt, another charged at New Hanover HS

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has charged a 14-year-old boy after he allegedly injured another student at New Hanover High School this morning. Full story...
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Obama launches 2-day blitz; Romney ups pace, too

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President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney are showing the urgency of the campaign's final stretch. The incumbent alone is set to cover 5,300 miles Wednesday in the busiest single day of his re-election bid. Both men are claiming a growing advantage even as voters show little give. Full story...
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