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Archive - Oct 31, 2013

ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: While teacher pay stays flat, 6 secretaries make more than $50k at New Hanover Co. Schools

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videoNew details in our investigation of a reported relationship between New Hanover County Schools Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley and an administrative assistant he supervised. We are learning more about why she and some other administrative assistants have higher salaries than most teachers. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - October 31

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videoQuate McKinzie has transferred from Pender High to Harrells Christian Academy. McKinzie is a sophomore who's already on the radar of several college coaches. In Thursday night football Whiteville and Wallace-Rose Hill both won. We have a week 11 preview of Friday games. On a related note some schools will start football games early on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: Trick or Treat in the Park

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videoKids were out trick or treating all over the area. For the seventh year now, the Kiwanis Club of Hampstead hosted Trick or Treat in the Park. Full story...
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Suspect: Explosives were for defense in case of apocalypse

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video Wilmington Police and ATF officers arrested Erik Rudolph Arnebold after an investigation into drugs turned up 24 explosive devices. Detectives say 23 of them were hidden down in a trap door under the house at 4705 Patrick Ave. in Wilmington. Full story...
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The Cape Fear celebrates Halloween

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video Halloween in the Cape Fear was another big scare! There were plenty of things for people of all ages to do. Full story...
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Gastonia man accused of setting house fire

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GASTONIA, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Gastonia have arrested a man they say set a neighbor's house on fire. 36-year-old Shannon Dale Goss is charged with second-degree arson. Goss is being held in the Gaston County Jail on a $5 million bond. It's not known if he has an attorney. Full story...
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NC man charged after 3-month-old found dead in van

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The father of a 3-month-old boy found dead inside his family's van is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge. Full story...
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NC judge blocks release of police shooting video

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A Mecklenburg County judge has blocked the release of a video showing the shooting death of an unarmed man by a police officer. Full story...
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UPDATE: Leak contained at DuPont plant in Bladen County

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After a leak at the DuPont Fayetteville Works Plant on Highway 87 in Bladen County, the company says no one in the community needs to take action. Full story...
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Cape Fear Fair & Expo opens Friday night

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videoThe Cape Fear Fair & Expo makes its big return tomorrow. The fair is at its usual spot at the Wilmington International Airport, but organizers say this year's fair is better than the last. Full story...
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Incident involving kids, gun near New Hanover HS under investigation

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video Wilmington Police are investigating an incident involving two juveniles and a gun near New Hanover High School this afternoon. Full story...
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15-year-old latest Wilmington shooting victim

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videoA 15-year-old boy is recovering after Wilmington Police say he was shot in the ankle on McRae Street last night. Police say the bullets also hit two homes on the street. One resident said the shots came too close for comfort. Full story...
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Final Energy Star tax-free holiday this weekend

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video Appliance retailers are hoping to cash in on North Carolina's last tax-exempt weekend for qualified Energy Star appliances. Retailers say since this program was introduced five years ago, this has become one of their busiest weekends. Full story...
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Student's love for fashion to benefit women in need

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video Fashion has always been a passion for one high school senior, who is now taking her love for clothes to help benefit women in need. Alicia McDonald is a senior at Hoggard High School and is currently working on her senior project. Full story...
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Tabor City farmer sentenced for insurance fraud scam

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A federal judge has sentenced a Tabor City farmer for his role in a tobacco insurance fraud scam. The judge sentenced Patrick Rex Lovett, 48, to five years probation and nine months house arrest. He also must pay a $10,000 fine and forfeit $160,696. Full story...
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