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Archive - Mar 2013

Suspect linked to pipe bombs to remain in custody

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videoA man connected to bombs found in storage units in Wilmington and Pennsylvania will stay in jail. A federal judge in Philadelphia ruled today to keep Istvan Merchenthaler, 42, behind bars. Full story...
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Sen. Goolsby files bill to end 'de facto moratorium' on death penalty

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videoThe process for executing those sentenced to death in North Carolina would be streamlined under legislation presented in the NC General Assembly. Full story...
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BSL mayor not guilty of assault, sexual battery charges

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A judge found Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White not guilty today of three counts of sexual battery and one count of assaulting a female. Full story...
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Pender County murder suspect turns himself in

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videoThe man accused of a deadly shooting last night in Pender County turned himself in this afternoon. Pender County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the 911 call at a home off US 17 in Hampstead just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. When Deputies arrived on the scene, they found the body of Donnie Lee Pridgen. Full story...
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NC House committee hears more about voter ID

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Some elections and voting experts say there are other ways to discourage the potential for fraud while casting ballots that don't necessarily require North Carolina voters to obtain photo identification. Full story...
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Argentine Jorge Bergoglio elected Pope Francis

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videoArgentine Jorge Bergoglio has been elected pope, the first ever from the Americas and the first from outside Europe in more than a millennium. He chose the name Pope Francis. Full story...
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Burr bill extends coverage for Lejeune toxic water

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videoA US senator from North Carolina has filed a bill to make more Marines and their families eligible for health care for illnesses suffered because of toxic drinking water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Woman creates 'katchy' invention

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video Inside a Whiteville home, one woman spends her days brainstorming and testing ideas for her latest inventions. Anne Wheeler has been an innovator of baby products and now she's hoping to succeed in other markets. Today, two-year-olds Ellie and Chloe are using Wheeler's invention, the Katchit Tray, designed to cut down on kids' messes. Full story...
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Whiteville woman creates tray to catch all messes

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A Whiteville woman who spends her time coming up with ways to make life easier for the average person has turned her latest idea into a patented invention.video Full story...
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Authorities suspend search for driver along River Road

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The search for the driver who might have been thrown from a van that crashed Monday night along River Road in New Hanover County was called off shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday, N.C. Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope said. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Scalf gets 700, Browns get Bryant & Brunson gets UFC bout

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video On Tuesday night former East Bladen Eagle football standout Desmond Bryant signed a five year contract with the Cleveland Browns. On Tuesday UNCW baseball coach Mark Scalf picked up his 700th career win as the Seahawk head coach. On Tuesday Wilmington's Derek Brunson found out that his next UFC bout will be in June in Brazil. Plus more! Full story...
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Carolina Beach Town Council votes to rezone for waste site

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videoEmotions ran high during a town meeting in Carolina Beach where leaders voted to rezone a residential area for a waste disposal site. Full story...
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NC House OKs building code editions to last longer

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Sponsors of a bill to revise North Carolina's residential building code on a longer cycle and to prevent local governments from offering additional inspections have gained more state House support. Full story...
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NC woman enters Alford plea in stolen car sales

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A Graham woman has entered an Alford plea and been sentenced as a habitual felon for selling stolen cars to auto salvage businesses. Full story...
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Public speaks out on photo ID to vote in NC

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North Carolina citizens are trying to persuade House members to their way of thinking on requiring citizens to show photo identification before voting. Full story...
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