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Archive - May 23, 2012

ONLY ON 3: Captured: Human trafficking in the Port City

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video Human trafficking is an underground crime that is intensifying across the country. Women and even young girls are trapped in lives of misery, forced to have sex with perhaps dozens of men a day. This modern-day slavery is hitting closer to home than you may expect. Human trafficking is happening right here in the Port City. Full story...
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New NC bill ties corporate break, private schools

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New legislation would jolt public education by coaxing tens of thousands of North Carolina public school students into private schools with $4,000 in tuition help from corporations getting tax breaks. Full story...
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Potential smoking ban fires up again in Wrightsville Beach

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video The push for a smoking ban in Wrightsville Beach has fired up again. After the Board of Aldermen voted against a ban, supporters of the ban are bringing the issue back to the table. Full story...
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1st Air Force female to take fighter wing command

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The Air Force has chosen its first female officer to take command of a fighter wing. Full story...
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Fort Bragg Green Berets get rare Canadian honor

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Some Fort Bragg Green Berets are the first non-Canadian military unit to receive the highest team recognition from that country. Full story...
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Amusement rides come back to the beach

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Just like tourists and warm weather another popular beach fixture is coming back. Just off of the boardwalk at Carolina Beach they are bringing back the rides. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developers quiet a day after mayor criticizes ballpark plan

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video One day after Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said the proposal for a ballpark is not a good one for the city, many of the main players who pitched the plan are MIA. We contacted the private developers, Mandalay Baseball and the Atlanta Braves and got very little response. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Homeless high school student raising awareness about problem many face

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video With graduation approaching, high school seniors are working on their final projects. A Wilmington girl's project hits close to home... or her lack thereof. Full story...
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Jurors end 4th day of talks at John Edwards trial

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The jury has ended a fourth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict at the campaign finance trial of former presidential candidate John Edwards. Full story...
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Laney's new basketball coach to hold tournament to honor veteran coach Fred Lynch

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Summer hoops will be on the agenda in June for Laney's new head boys basketball coach. In fact Nathan Faulk has named next month's event the Fred Lynch Invitational. Spots still remain for high school teams that are interested in participating. Full story...
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French passenger not charged in diverted flight

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A French citizen accused of causing a US Airways flight to be diverted to Maine by claiming she had a surgically implanted device will soon be headed back home. Full story...
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NAACP state chief back at Legislative Building

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The leader of a North Carolina civil rights group arrested last year for disrupting a House session says he and others are back at the Legislative Building to ensure lawmakers work to benefit all citizens and not a privileged few. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' filming underway in Wilmington

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video Whether on set or on location, "Iron Man 3" has started filming right here in the Cape Fear. According to sources inside the movie, "Iron Man 3," code-named "Caged," is finally underway. Screen Gems Studios was busy Wednesday as the cast and crew got to work. Full story...
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Petition signatures verified; smoking ban push at Wrightsville Beach moves forward

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The New Hanover County Board of Elections has verified 233 of the 294 signatures submitted on a petition to put a smoking ban in place on Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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UPDATED: Sheriff's son pleads guilty to DWI

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Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram's son pleaded guilty earlier this month to drunken driving following an April arrest in Brunswick County, the StarNews reports. Full story...
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