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Archive - Aug 2013

DA: Officers were justified in June checkpoint shooting

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videoBrunswick County's district attorney says officers were justified in using lethal force when they shot at a vehicle that tried to leave a DWI checkpoint in Leland in June. Full story...
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Mail Room continues tradition of free copies for teachers

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videoWith the school year about to start teachers need a lot of papers to be copied. Budget cuts often limit the number of prints they can make at school. So the Mail Room in Long Leaf Mall is stepping up to the plate by helping teachers with free copies. Full story...
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NC judge OKs Charlotte gang crackdown with new law

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A Mecklenburg County judge is the first to use a North Carolina law that forbids members of a street gang from having any contact with each other. Full story...
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16 dolphins wash ashore on Outer Banks in a week

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Scientists along the North Carolina Outer Banks say at least 16 dolphins have washed up on the shores from Corolla to Avon in the last week. Full story...
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Police wait for suspect in bike death, arson to get out of hospital

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videoPolice have warrants for Christina Maria Marcotte, 59, of Wilmington. Marcotte was admitted to New Hanover Regional Medical Center yesterday after being involved in a traffic a fatality around noon. Full story...
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NC governor signs regulatory overhaul bill

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a wide-ranging regulatory bill he says will cut burdensome rules for businesses and government red tape. Full story...
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YOU MAKE THE CALL: Was traffic stop of city employee handled properly?

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videoOften in newsrooms there are stories that lead to debate: Is it news or not? Will viewers want to see it, or should they see it all? Tonight, we ask you to be the judge. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 22

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videoIt's the last day for our "Two-A-Days". We featured South Columbus at 6pm and New Hanover at 11. The defense for the Carolina Panthers scored three times on Thursday night. The Panthers beat Baltimore in preseason football. Plus more! Full story...
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Man described as one of city's worst offenders back in jail, mom talks ONLY ON 3

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videoA man Police Chief Ralph Evangelous dubbed one of Wilmington's worst offenders is back behind bars. Rashawn Hines, 19, was arrested last night for a felony probation violation. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach drawbridge construction causes frustration for drivers

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video The Wrightsville Beach Aldermen held a special meeting to talk about the ongoing bridge work. Residents and business owners living near Wrightsville Beach have complained about congestion on the bridge and on Thursday, officials from the Department of Transportation listened to their concerns. Full story...
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US judge hears lawsuit claiming NC inmates beaten

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A federal judge is keeping alive a lawsuit accusing guards at North Carolina's maximum security prison of sadistically beating inmates. Full story...
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Pittenger rejects health plan for Congress members

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North Carolina Rep. Robert Pittenger says he won't participate in the health plan for members of Congress out of principle because it gives them subsidies for coverage under the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
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NC authorities investigate body at recycling plant

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Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office are investigating the discovery of a body at a recycling plant in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Man arrested in connection to Pinewood Apartments shooting

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Two people are in custody and charged in connection to a shooting that hurt a man at the Pinewood Apartment Complex in Wilmington Sunday night. Full story...
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StarNews: Suspect in death of cyclist allegedly set apartment fire

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A woman who is the suspect in a car crash that killed a cyclist Thursday morning also is the suspect in an apartment fire arson. Full story...
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