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Archive - Jul 19, 2012

NC taking info again about sterilization victims

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A North Carolina government office will continue to verify additional victims of the state's defunct forced sterilization program even though legislators failed to set aside money to compensate those who are still alive. Full story...
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The Dark Knight's star rises again

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video With big budget movies shooting in Wilmington right now, don't forget some films are ready for premier. "The Dark Knight Rises," the sequel to the wildly popular "Dark Knight," shows at midnight, and one local theater invited fans to get in on the fun. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 19

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video On Thursday night we checked out another Sharks victory at Buck Hardee Field. The Sharks tied a franchise record on Thursday for most home games in a season.... On Thursday we also checked the season ender for Columbus County in the baseball state championship for 12 year olds.... Plus more! Full story...
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Leland police stepping up fight against elderly heat cases

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The dangers of heat can especially impact the elderly community. The Leland Police Department is expanding their efforts to keep at risk residents safe through these hot summer months. Full story...
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StarNews: Three arrested after heroin sale at fast-food restaurant

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Counter narcotic agents arrested three people – including a reputed Bloods gang member – after witnessing a man sell heroin at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wilmington, officials said Thursday. Full story...
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Leland approves offering services to three neighboring towns

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video Leland Town Council passed an agreement Thursday night to extend services to Belville, Navassa and Sandy Creek. They agreed to offer both animal control and building inspection services to the three Brunswick County towns if they choose to accept. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City didn't reach deal with Mandalay/Braves this week

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video The City of Wilmington's talks with Mandalay and the Atlanta Braves are done for the week, but there is still no deal for the proposed ballpark. With an August 7 deadline looming, Councilman Kevin O'Grady says there is still a lot to work out. Full story...
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Pleasure Island Chamber sponsors survey on proposed smoking bans

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The Pleasure Island of Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a survey about proposed smoking bans in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. Full story...
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Pender Co. Commission to pay tribute to Andy Griffith

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The agenda for Monday's Pender County Commission includes time devoted to a TV icon. The first item on the agenda is "Tribute to North Carolinian and Actor Andy Griffith." Full story...
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National drought a double-edged sword for NC farmers

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video The drought across much of the country is threatening to drive up the price of a lot of the food we eat. Here in the Cape Fear it's a double-edged sword for corn farmers.Demand is high for their product, but the heat is taking a toll on the crop as well. Full story...
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Debate continues about future of old Seabreeze community

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video A community once rich with history is now struggling to figure out its future. One group says it wants the Seabreeze community near Snow's Cut to move forward with new homes. The other says back off and leave Seabreeze the way it is. Full story...
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Veterinarians perform experimental surgery on turtle rescued from Holden Beach

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Veterinarians from NC State University have successfully completed experimental skull surgery on an endangered sea turtle. Full story...
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Review critical of NC ALE chief won't be quashed

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North Carolina State Auditor Beth Wood will continue distributing a report critical of the state Alcohol Law Enforcement Division chief that details what it called attempts to thwart her investigation. Full story...
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Judge's ruling on UNC documents could take weeks

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A judge could take several weeks before ruling whether the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and former coach Butch Davis has complied with public records requests related to the NCAA investigation of the football program. Full story...
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Charles Warren leaves GOP for Democratic Party

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Charles Warren is no longer a Republican. The embattled Brunswick County Commissioner says he switched his party affiliation to Democrat. Full story...
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