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Archive - Mar 2013

Pender County animal shelter fails inspection report

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video Complaints are mounting about problems at the Pender County Animal Shelter. Allegations include theft of county property, misuse of donated materials, abuse of animals and other misconduct. Full story...
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All-District awards announced for basketball

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The 2012-2013 high school basketball season is over. Postseason awards are now being passed out on the district level for boys and girls. Full story...
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Belk kicks off 125th birthday celebration

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videoBelk is celebrating its 125th birthday with 125 days of service... and then some. During a breakfast party at Mayfaire this morning, the nation's largest independent department store honored the big day by announcing a year-long initiative to give back to the community. Full story...
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Former Kure Beach commissioner appointed to committee, drug charges dismissed

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videoA former Kure Beach commissioner who once faced drug charges is back in public service. Barry Nelder is now an alternate member of the town's Stormwater and Environmental Committee. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pender sheriff discusses deputy's DWI charge

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videoAfter firing a deputy involved in an alleged drunk driving crash yesterday, Pender County Sheriff Carson Smith wants to make sure nothing like that happens again. Full story...
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McCrory stresses reserves in 1st NC budget plan

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videoGov. Pat McCrory's first two-year budget proposal for North Caroilna state government is heavy on setting aside money for emergencies, building repairs and Medicaid and light on creating new programs. Full story...
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Arson suspected in fire that destroyed WPD van

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Fire investigators believe arson is to blame for a fire that destroyed a Wilmington Police Department van over the weekend. Full story...
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Profiles of Marines killed in Nevada training explosion

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A mortar shell explosion Monday at an Army depot in Hawthorne, Nev., killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemen. Here are profiles of victims identified by family members. Full story...
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Questions on credibility surround NCAA on eve of tournament

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videoWhile the NCAA often makes headlines for passing down penalties against its member schools for violations, it recently admitted to wrong doing of its own that's drawing some harsh criticism. Full story...
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NEW THIS MORNING: ILM to add direct flight to NYC

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Wilmington International Airport is adding a third nonstop flight to New York City, at least for the summer. Full story...
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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Tracy Hall

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videoShe's a teacher that's plays a huge role in the "STAE" (Striving to Achieve Excellence) program at Laney High School, which helps gear up students to move on to four-year universities after graduating. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - March 19

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videoOn Tuesday night the Whiteville baseball team improved to 8-0 with a win over North Brunswick. Whiteville is the defending 2-A state champ in baseball. UNCW beat East Carolina in college baseball at Brooks Field. We have a Kadeem Allen update. The former New Hanover basketball standout played in the NJCAA Tournament on Tuesday. Plus more! Full story...
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NC mechanic killed when tractor falls on him

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Officials in Davidson County say a mechanic has died after a tractor-trailer he was repairing fell on him. Full story...
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USDA fines NC hospital over animal research

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has levied a $35,000 fine on Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for violating the Animal Welfare Act in connection with its animal research procedures. Full story...
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Brunswick County schools to operate on staggered schedule

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Brunswick County schools responded quickly to the community's concerns regarding school safety following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. Now leaders are starting to feel the pinch in their pockets. Full story...
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