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Archive - Jul 23, 2013

ONLY ON 3: Man charged with sex crimes with kids out of jail after bond reduction

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video A man accused of organizing a strip poker game with 10- to 13-year-old boys at a Brunswick County religious camp is out of jail after a judge reduced his bond this morning. Full story...
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Rep. Susi Hamilton to become Carolina Beach Town Manager

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video Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) has a new job. She is taking over as town manager in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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South Brunswick High to get new Principal

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The Brunswick County Board of Education has appointed Dr. Vicky Snyder as the new principal of South Brunswick High School. The decision was made during a special meeting of the Board Tuesday afternoon. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 23

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videoThe schedule is set. Defending champion Wilmington Post 10 enters the North Carolina American Legion state tournament as the favorite this weekend in Wilson. Check out our feature on Post 10. It's now official, Chris Haney is the new head football coach at East Columbus High School. Plus more! Full story...
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Judge orders halt to prayers at Rowan meetings

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A federal court judge has issued a preliminary injunction ordering the Rowan County commissioners to halt their practice of opening government meetings with a prayer specific to one group. Full story...
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NC lawmakers hone rules for gas, oil drilling

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North Carolina lawmakers are honing rules that would govern underground natural gas drilling and encourage offshore oil drilling. Full story...
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NC's Coble undergoes surgery for hernia

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North Carolina Rep. Howard Coble has undergone surgery at a Washington hospital for a hernia, and doctors call the procedure a success. Full story...
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NC lawmakers give state budget preliminary OK

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North Carolina legislators are taking their first votes on a proposed budget of nearly $21 billion to fund state operations for this year. Full story...
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NC lawmakers pass sweeping changes to gun laws

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North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill greatly expanding where concealed handguns are legally allowed. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW track captain racially harassed on campus by five white men

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video It came to our attention today that Brent Campbell, a rising senior and captain of the UNCW men’s track team, was training on the Intramural fields at around 3pm in front of New Hanover gym when a blue pickup truck with 5 white male individuals drove past him several times and made derogatory racial comments. Full story...
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REPORT IT: Kayaker gets stuck in marsh at OIB

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videoIt turned out to be a long, hot day for a kayaker who got stuck in marsh mud off the west end of Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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Doctor joins WPD SWAT team

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video A local physician recently graduated from CFCC's basic law enforcement training program. Dr. Jim Joachim has been sworn in as an auxiliary police officer with the Wilmington Police Department. He has been assigned as the tactical physician with the SWAT team. Full story...
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Eugenics victim says payoff can't fix what happened

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video The General Assembly is poised to vote on the proposed $21 billion state budget. This time around, the plan offers $10 million to compensate victims of the state's forced sterilization program. Full story...
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Belville commissioner resigns

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For the second time in a year, the Town of Belville has an opening on its governing body. James Sheehan resigned from the town's Board of Commissioners last night. Full story...
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Timeline set for Berger's appeal

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videoAn official timeline has been set for the rest of former New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger's appeal. Berger was removed from the county board May 20 following an amotion hearing and the ousted commissioner filed an appeal of the decision with the New Hanover County Superior Court in mid-June. Full story...
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