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Archive - Jun 18, 2012

Shark bites child at Ocean Isle Beach

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video A girl is recovering after apparently being bitten by a shark off of Ocean Isle Beach this morning. Emergency crews were called out around 11:30 a.m. Mayor Debbie Smith says the six-year-old girl was in shallow water when it happened. Full story...
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Commissioners and Aldermen discuss countywide plastic bag ban, shoppers react

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video Paper or plastic? That's the discussion between New Hanover County Commissioners and Wrightsville Beach Aldermen. Last week, they revisited the idea of a countywide plastic bag ban to be more environmentally friendly. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - June 18

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video On Monday we found out former UNCW men's basketball coach Jerry Wainwright is headed a bit closer to home. Wainwright has decided to leave Fresno State. Congratulations are in order for the UNCW surf team. They finished in third place at the national collegiate surfing championship. On top of that a UNCW Seahawk and a former Laney Buccaneer haunted the Wilmington Sharks on Monday night. Full story...
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McCrory endorsed by NC Troopers Association

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A group representing the interests of Highway Patrol employees has endorsed Republican Pat McCrory for North Carolina governor this fall. Full story...
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NC House adds private tuition break to Senate bill

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The House has changed the Senate's public school overhaul bill to offer tax breaks to businesses that give money to nonprofits, which in turn dole out scholarships to North Carolina children to attend private schools. Full story...
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NC lawmakers override community college bill veto

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The General Assembly has completed its override of Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that gives all North Carolina community colleges the ability to refuse to participate in a low-interest federal student loan program. Full story...
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NC has new rules for selling honey at 5 markets

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North Carolina agriculture officials hope to ensure that honey is labeled correctly with new rules for selling the product at five farmers markets. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust alleged meth lab

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Another methamphetamine lab bust in Brunswick County. The Brunswick County Vice Narcotics Unit received information last week that a meth lab was being operated in Supply. Full story...
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Man bites police dog

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Wilmington Police say a man is in jail after he bit a dog. Police arrested Travis Glaspie on June 5 on multiple counts, but he was released after posting bail. They tried to arrest him again on Friday on other charges, but he ran. Full story...
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Berger, Davis feud as New Hanover commission updates travel policy

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is back in spotlight. Berger and Commission Chair Ted Davis, both Republicans, had a heated exchange at this morning's county commission meeting. Full story...
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New fee would tax race runners in Wilmington

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video Runners may soon have to shell out more cash for their hobby. The proposed fee is part of Wilmington's recommended budget for the upcoming year. It would require all city race participants to pay an extra dollar for each race they run. Full story...
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Man smashes into gas station during seizure

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The Kangaroo gas station on South 17th Street was back open this afternoon after a vehicle crashed into the building over the weekend. It happened around 8 p.m. Saturday. Full story...
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One killed, two hurt in head-on collision on NC 133

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One person is dead and two others hurt after an accident on NC 133 south of Leland this morning. Highway Patrol says Sheila Crocker Sorrentino of Southport died at the scene. Full story...
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Highway Patrol completes investigation of crash that killed Bladen deputy

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Highway Patrol says Dep. Dewayne Hester was driving approximately 90 mph June 8 when he ran off the road and overcorrected to the left. He hit a tree and died. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners approve budget, honor retiring manager

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New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved next year's budget today. Commissioners also honored many retiring county employees at today's meeting, including long time County Manager Bruce Shell. Full story...
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