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Archive - Mar 2013

UPDATE: Electrical short sparks attic fire while residents inside

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An attic fire that sparked at a Wilmington home while the residents were inside was called by an electrical short. Full story...
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Person killed by train in Thomasville

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One person has been killed after being struck by an Amtrak train in Thomasville. Full story...
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NC weighs separate oversight for charter schools

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to take oversight of taxpayer-funded charter schools away from the state school board that runs other public schools. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Bill Woofter

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video Your history class probably didn't involve a lot of basketball. But one teacher in Brunswick County has developed an activity that lets you shoot some hoops while brushing up on your history facts. Full story...
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Jonathan Cooper and Casey Barth to the NFL? WWAY's goes to Chapel Hill for "Pro Day"

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videoFive years ago Hoggard's Jonathan Cooper made a prediction to WWAY on what his football future would be after graduating from high school. Find out if his wish came true. WWAY made the trip to Chapel Hill on Tuesday in order to follow Cooper's transition to the NFL. We also caught up with Casey Barth who didn't receive as much attention from scouts. Plus more! Full story...
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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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NC attorney who defended Jim Bakker dead at age 70

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Harold Bender, a defense attorney whose clients included former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, has died. He was 70. Full story...
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Freight logistics company to expand in Mecklenburg

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A company which provides a variety of freight management services is planning to expand its national operations center in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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