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Archive - Aug 6, 2014

West Columbus basketball coach Michael Powell stays put; Ashley football set for take off

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videoMike Propst is the new Ashley head football coach, but he's certainly no stranger to being a head coach. On Wednesday we checked out football practice at Ashley High School. In basketball news veteran head coach Michael Powell won't be leaving West Columbus for arch-rival East Columbus. Plus more! Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington's decision on breweries so close supporters can taste it

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videoMonths after the debate began Wilmington's position on breweries is headed to city council for a vote. The Wilmington planning commission approved amendments to the city's zoning regulations to include breweries. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning mold into a gold-en idea

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videoHere in the south, we all know humidity can wreak havoc in many, many ways. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week developed a new way keep indoor humidity from creating mold. Set it and forget it! He turned mold into a gold-en idea. Full story...
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Veteran Charlotte police office charged with sex offenses

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 26-year veteran of the department is facing multiple sex charges following an investigation. Police said Wednesday that Officer Reginald K. Harris is charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature. Officials say the charges stem from an investigation that began last month. Full story...
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US appeals panel reverses Outer Banks bridge work

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A unanimous federal appeals court panel is overturning North Carolina's plans to save money by simply replacing a crucial Outer Banks bridge while chunks of the island where traffic passes is threatened by rising waves. Full story...
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NC House leader: Legislators may return next week

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A key General Assembly leader says North Carolina lawmakers are looking to return to Raleigh next week to take up some pending legislation. But House and Senate Republicans have agreed to nothing so far. Full story...
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Jerry Jackson to wrap up 16-year career at WWAY

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videoAfter 16 years helping southeastern North Carolina through hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, droughts, floods and so much more, Jerry Jackson is heading up the coast. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. superintendent upholds school decision to keep book

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videoThe challenge over another controversial book in Brunswick County Schools is over for now. Full story...
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Former Bladen Co. Schools superintendent pleads guilty

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videoFormer Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth has pleaded guilty to a felony count of obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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Commercial fishing groups suing over sea turtles

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videoCommercial fishing groups filed a lawsuit this week because they want regulations for sea turtle protection applied to all fishermen, even folks just out for some fun for the day. Full story...
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Some upset after diseased palms cut down near Wrightsville Beach

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videoWhen you picture a beach paradise you might imagine beautiful sand, crashing waves, and palm trees swaying in the breeze. But in Wilmington, those tropical trees have become trunks. Full story...
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Wilmington's Lenny Simpson to enter Black Tennis Hall of Fame

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videoWilmington resident and legendary tennis professional Lenny Simpson will be inducted into the Black Tennis Hall of Fame later this month. Simpson turned professional in 1973 and was the first African-American to play World Team Tennis. Simpson qualified for Wimbledon in 1974. Full story...
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113-year-old Bladen County woman dies

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videoFlorence McCoy celebrated her 113th birthday in February, which family said made her the oldest person in North Carolina. Full story...
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