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Archive - Aug 7, 2014

ONLY ON 3: Woman also charged with sex crimes against 14-year-old girl

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videoLast month a man who claimed he was dying of terminal cancer was arrested for allegedly having sexual relations with a 14-year-old girl. Now a Wallace woman is also behind bars for sex crimes with the same victim. Full story...
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Ashley High School teacher turnover 'average'

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videoTurns out, turnover at Ashley High School in Wilmington is higher than WWAY was originally told. However, the number is on par with other schools in the area. Full story...
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Is something growing in the Cape Fear River?

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videoIf you live in Southeastern North Carolina the Cape Fear River is likely your drinking water. Could algae be tainting it? Kemp Burdette the Cape Fear Riverkeeper says runoff from animal farms give the cape fear the nutrients it needs for algae to grow. Full story...
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McCrory to leave charter school company transparency to NC School Board

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videoGov. Pat McCrory this summer demanded transparency for the way charter schools spend public money. A bill he signed today guarantees public access to some of that information, but lets companies that run the schools keep private other information about their spending. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: The end of summer forecast

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video WWAY's George Elliot looks at what we could see and feel as we go into the end of the summer season. Full story...
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Onslow County man charged with exploitation of a minor

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An Onslow County man is charged with exploitation of a minor. Full story...
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The SURPRISE SQUAD goes back-to-school shopping

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video Buying back-to-school supplies can come at a hefty cost. WWAY teamed up with Alan Perry and Perry's Emporium again for the Surprise Squad. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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2012 embezzlement case ends in guilty pleas

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videoAn embezzlement case in Brunswick County has finally come to an end. This week two women pleaded guilty to charges from 2012. Full story...
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Man wanted for stealing booze in Carolina Beach

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videoCarolina Beach Police and New Hanover County ABC Board investigators are asking for your help in identifying a man they say he stole around $175 worth of vodka and bourbon from the Carolina Beach ABC store. Full story...
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McCrory names Collier as acting SBI director

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Bernard Collier II as acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation as part of a legislative reorganization of North Carolina's law enforcement. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say beat another with oak tree branch, took off with cash

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video Police arrested a wanted Wilmington man they say used a tree branch to beat another man and then took off with cash from his pocket in May. Full story...
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McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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Youngster bitten by shark off Folly Beach

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A young boy is recovering after being bitten by a shark off Folly Beach. Media outlets in Charleston report that the 10-year-old was nipped several times by the shark while riding a boogie board in the surf on Wednesday. Full story...
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NC lottery winner will continue to flip burgers

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After more than 40 years of running a restaurant, a Greensboro man says he's staying at the grill even though he won a prize in North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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