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Archive - 2012

Groups call for more study of Duke-Progress merger

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Those opposed to a merger of Duke Energy and Progress Energy want more public hearings in North Carolina. Full story...
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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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