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Archive - Sep 2012

NC unemployment rate up slightly to 9.7 percent

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North Carolina's unemployment rate ticked up to 9.7 percent in August with nearly 6,000 more people reported as jobless. The state Commerce Department said Friday North Carolina's unemployment rate rose slightly for a second straight month. Full story...
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NC firefighter charged with setting 6 fires

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A Robeson County firefighter has been arrested and charged with setting six fires over a two-year period. Full story...
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Legends of Tennis improves sports for disabled

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video The Legends of Tennis return to Landfall. While they're sure to put on a great show for fans, the tournament also impacts the community. Full story...
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Two sides draw battle lines over stadium funding

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video As the teams take the field it looks like a grudge match to the finish. Both are playing or campaigning for the attention of voters on the baseball funding issue. Full story...
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Federal judge delays LaRoque trial until February

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The trial of a former North Carolina state legislator accused of theft and money laundering has been delayed until February. Full story...
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NC agency clears Alcoa's PCB plan, fed OK needed

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North Carolina regulators are approving a plan by Alcoa Inc. to cover a lake bottom to prevent a health-harming contaminant near its closed aluminum smelter from moving. Full story...
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US judge upholds closure of NC off-road rec area

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A federal judge has upheld a decision by the U.S. Forest Service to close the Upper Tellico Off-Road Vehicle Recreation Area in the Nantahala National Forest due to erosion and environmental damage. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Sept. 20

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video On Thursday night the New York Giants crushed the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte. Quarterback Cam Newton was pressured into three interceptions.... On Thursday we also checked out soccer action at UNCW and volleyball action between Ashley High and Hoggard High.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Low water pressure has Grayson Park residents steaming

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video Residents of one Leland neighborhood are feeling the pressure, or lack thereof, when it comes to their water. Low water pressure has them steaming, now they want the problem fixed. Full story...
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Former Wilmington mayor speaks out against ballpark agreement

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video Former Wilmington mayor and downtown business owner Harper Peterson made it clear to city officials and residents Thursday afternoon that building a tax-funded ballpark is the wrong decision. He says with so many people struggling to scrape by, the council needs to be satisfied with what the city already has to offer. Full story...
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HAPPENING MEOW: Family cat up a tree

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video You've cat to be kitten me right meow. Not every day is a hard news day and some days you get stuck covering a cat up a tree. Full story...
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Insurance company ordered to pay in '09 OIB parasailing deaths

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A time line to complete a $100,000 insurance payment was set Thursday in the case of a 2009 parasailing accident that left two women dead in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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AT&T announces 4G LTE is now available in Wilmington

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AT&T has turned on its 4G LTE network in Wilmington, bringing customers the latest generation of wireless network technology. Full story...
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Wilmington police looking for armed robbery suspect

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Police are looking for a gunman after a convenience store was robbed overnight. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Sept. 19

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video UNC men's basketball coach Roy Williams underwent a robotic partial nephrectomy at UNC Hospitals on Wednesday to remove a tumor from his right kidney. Williams, 62, should be able to coach when the Tar Heels begin practice on October 13th. Full story...
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