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Archive - Jun 13, 2012

Huge crowd turns out to mourn fallen deputy

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video At least 1,000 people turned out in Bladenboro this afternoon to honor a Bladen County Sheriff's deputy who died in the line of duty. Dep. Dewayne Hester died when he lost control of his car and hit a tree on the way to a call late Friday night. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Sterilization victim reacts to absent compensation bill in Senate budget

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video Elnora Mills was sterilized at age 16. She thinks it happened while in surgery to have her appendix removed. Two years later she found out. Though a bill passed through the state House last week, money for Mills and other eugenics victims is not in the Senate's budget. Full story...
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Jacksonville High teacher arrested for sex with student; relationship may date to 2007

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A Jacksonville High School teacher has been arrested and accused of having sex with a student. The arrest happened around 9:30 a.m. at the school. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - June 13

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video It's do or die time for the Wilmington Sea Dawgs basketball team. The Dawgs begin post-season play on Thursday night on the road in Cary. A win will move the Dawgs into the TRBL championship game on Saturday. We caught up with team members on Wednesday. Click play video to see our report. On Wednesday we also stopped by the Shark Tank for summer league baseball action. Full story...
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How billionaires like Warren Buffett profit from minor-league baseball ownership

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Why would some of the nation's wealthiest men be interested in owning such small professional sports teams? Simple: it's smart business. Full story...
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Federal prosecutors drop case against John Edwards

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Federal prosecutors have filed an order dismissing the remaining criminal charges against John Edwards. Full story...
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NC Senate gives tentative approval to $20B budget

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The North Carolina Senate has agreed along party lines to a $20 billion budget bill for next year that Republican plan authors say puts the state on stronger fiscal footing but Democrats derided as sending the wrong message on education. Full story...
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UNCW's Miller, Bass named to top CAA posts

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller and Athletic Director Jimmy Bass have been named to top posts in the Colonial Athletic Association. Miller will begin a two-year term as Chair of the Council of Presidents. Bass will start a two-year term as conference President. Full story...
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10,000 germ species live in and on healthy people

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They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut. If you collected all the bacteria and other microbes you have, they could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds. Full story...
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CFPUA board approves budget, employee raises

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video While many government employees have gone years without a raise, workers at the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority can expect a pay hike soon. Full story...
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