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Archive - Feb 2012

STORMTRACK 3: Tornado Watch cancelled

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A cold front produced severe weather in the Carolinas Friday. Full story...
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Teens charged with dozens of crimes in Ogden break-ins

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested three people suspected in a series of break-ins, most of which involved cars, in the Gordon Road, White Road and Ogden areas. The breaking and enterings took place from December to February. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Home, burial plots among donations for family devastated by house fire

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videoFrom food and toys to money, folks are stepping up to help out the Pittmans. A fire early yesterday morning destroyed their home in Jacksonville, killing three younger children. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family talks about escaping from apartment fire, losing everything

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videoWhen a fire broke out at yesterday at the Meridian Village Apartments, firefighters initially thought the building was empty. At least one family, though, was home. They made it out safely, but they just about everything they had, including a child's beloved pet. Full story...
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Lake Waccamaw store owner cleared in shooting

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A Lake Waccamaw store owner will not face charges after shooting a robber in January. Full story...
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Two more Republicans join GOP contest for governor

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There are now four Republicans entered in the GOP primary contest to determine who will represent the party in the race for governor of North Carolina. Full story...
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Felon charged with Friday morning shooting

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videoSome scary moments at two Wilmington schools this morning. Classrooms were locked down as police looked for a man who fired shots down the street scattering five shells near the corner of 10th and Wooster Streets. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Attorney Woody White joins race for New Hanover Commission

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A third candidate has thrown his hat into the ring for New Hanover County Commission. Wilmington attorney Woody White is officially in the race. White filed today to run for one of the three open seats. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SEAFOOD MARKET

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videoIn this week's "And the Winner is..." contest, we turn to the sea. Who do you think sells the best shrimp and the freshest fish? When it comes to seafood, which store schools the others? We want to know which is the BEST SEAFOOD MARKET on the Cape Fear coast. Here's how the votes are reelin' in (4 pm Thurs.):
Haag & Sons Seafood, Oak Island - 57%
Blackburn Bros. Seafood, Carolina Beach - 20%
Sea View Crab Company, Carolina Beach Rd., - 9%
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FIRST ON 3: Weather threat postpones high school basketball games

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West Bladen was supposed to host Burlington Cummings in a third round boys state playoff game. WWAY has learned the Alamance-Burlington Schools superintendent has refused to let the team travel because of severe weather watches and warnings across the state. The West Columbus boys basketball team won't be hitting the road on Friday either. Full story...
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NCAA moves kickoffs to 35-yard line

Kickoffs in major college football will move from the 30 to the 35-yard line next season, a change intended to keep players safer. Full story...

Miracle diet pill? A safe drug is elusive

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The battle of the bulge has been a big, fat failure for US drugmakers. But that hasn't stopped them from trying. Full story...
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Biden touts community colleges in NC visit

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Vice President Joe Biden is visiting a community college in North Carolina and says the Obama administration sees such schools as the main path to the middle class for millions of Americans. Full story...
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Ex-principal charged with sexual exploitation

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The former principal of a western North Carolina charter school has been arrested and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after police say he received sexual videos of a 12-year-old girl. Full story...
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7th person arrested in NC animal cruelty case

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A seventh person has been arrested on charges related to an animal cruelty case at a Butterball turkey farm in Hoke County. Full story...
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