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Archive - Jul 24, 2012

FIRST ON 3: OIB first responders not sure what bit boy in water

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video Another scare this morning in Brunswick County, as emergency workers responded to an apparent animal bite in the water off the 100 block of West 1st Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe weather hits the state Tuesday

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Power outages and downed trees were reported across central and eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 24

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video On Tuesday night we checked in with UNC head football coach Larry Fedora. His squad will open the 2012 football campaign on September 1st against Elon in Chapel Hill.... On Tuesday we also checked in with the athletics director at the College of Charleston. Will the Cougars join the CAA? The ball is in their court... Plus more! Full story...
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Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

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video The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum. Full story...
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Film leaders say Charlotte studio would complement Wilmington, not compete

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video Wilmington could soon have some competition in the film industry here in the Tar Heel State. After last night, Charlotte is one step closer to having a movie production facility of its own. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Turtleman' hopes to teach through interaction with gentle giants

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video There are a lot of things to see along roads in our area, but a herd of ancient animals is sure to grab anyone's attention. Randy Gallagher is the "Turtleman." He travels the region showing off his prehistoric pets. Full story...
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McCrory talks platform to NC charter school group

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory told charter school boosters he wants more school-choice options for North Carolina parents and students and criticized Democratic rival Walter Dalton for his education record while in the state Senate. Full story...
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Perdue signs work licensing bill to help military

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill to help people connected to the military receive state occupational licenses to perform specialized work in North Carolina. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman says faith helped her hold on until rescued from pond

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A Columbus County woman who mistakenly drove her SUV into a pond near Lumberton last week said Monday that she prayed and sang to pass the time until someone finally heard her cries for help. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton declines pay raise in NC budget

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton has refused a roughly $1,500 pay increase that the lieutenant governor and other North Carolina Council of State members received in the new budget. Full story...
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TCBY set to open next month

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Another quick serve frozen yogurt shop is set to make its debut in the Port City next month. Full story...
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Ogden Park partially reopened after fire, as crews target hot spots

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video The flames are out, but neighbors of New Hanover County's Ogden Park are still feeling the effects of what a lightning-sparked blaze last night left behind. Part of Ogden Park reopened today, as the North Carolina Forest Service spent the day clearing debris and checking for hot spots. Full story...
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Autopsy: Body found on Kerr Ave. was hit by car

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Wilmington police say initial autopsy results show the body of a man found Sunday on Kerr Avenue was struck by a vehicle. Full story...
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Oxford American Magazine profiles Britt's Donuts

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Britt’s Donuts is the Boardwalk’s longest running business, the only one that’s been a consistent draw for both locals and tourists since 1939. Full story...
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'Revolution' creates abandoned downtown

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Ever wonder what Wilmington might look like if it were deserted? That's the scene crews created to film the new TV series "Revolution" this morning. Full story...
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