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CVS changes name, stops selling tobacco products sooner than planned

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videoAs CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol says 10 killed in holiday traffic accidents

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The NC Highway Patrol says 10 people died in traffic accidents during the Labor Day holiday weekend, fewer than the number in 2013. Full story...
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Wilmington man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

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A Wilmington man faces up to 20 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty in federal court to child pornography charges yesterday. Full story...
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Fantasy football fever in Wilmington; drafts are over, season starts on Thursday

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videoFantasy football is the most popular fantasy sport. There will be millions playing nationwide over the next few months. Thousands are expected to play this season in the Wilmington area. In fact, bars in the Port City that typically don't cater to the sports crowd, are starting to cater to fantasy football players for draft night. After all, the start of the NFL regular season is just two nights away. Full story...
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4th tie this season for East Bladen soccer; AP high school football poll is out

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videoWe had high school soccer action from Bladen County on Tuesday night on WWAY between East Bladen and North Brunswick. The Eagles have only played six times this season. Four of the games ended in a deadlock. A handful of area football teams are ranked in the first AP high school football poll this season. Plus more! Full story...
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Breweries officially 'on tap' for Wilmington

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videoBreweries are now a defined class of business in Wilmington's city code. Wilmington City Council voted on a final approval for breweries in the Port City Tuesday night. The change allows small local breweries to open up in areas already zoned for restaurants. Full story...
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Change to Urban Mixed Use regulations

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videoThe Wilmington City Council said OK to changing urban mixed use regulations Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC Supreme Court rejects emergency voucher release

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The N.C. Supreme Court has rejected a request for the emergency release of voucher funds during their appeal of a court decision that declared the program unconstitutional. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the court offered little explanation for the Tuesday's decision. Full story...
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Another American in Liberia contracts Ebola

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A missionary group says another American doctor has contracted the Ebola virus while working at a hospital in Liberia. In a statement issued Tuesday, Serving In Mission said the unnamed doctor had been treating women in the obstetrics ward of a hospital in the Liberian capital. Full story...
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McCrory praises eastern NC natural gas pipeline

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a proposed natural gas pipeline traveling through eastern North Carolina will serve as a tool to attract more jobs and industries to the state. McCrory visited Pembroke on Tuesday to highlight the announced construction of a 550-mile pipeline from West Virginia through Virginia and North Carolina, ending at current Piedmont Natural Gas facilities in Robeson County. Full story...
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Two NC men's convictions overturned in 1983 killing

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A North Carolina judge has overturned the convictions of two men who have served 30 years in prison for the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl after another man's DNA was recently discovered on evidence in the case. Full story...
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Kinston police say death of 1-month-old a homicide

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Police in Kinston say the February death of a 1-month-old boy was homicide. Area media outlets reports the Kinston Department of Public Safety says in a statement that police responded to a residence on Feb. 18 regarding the death of Caden Williams. Full story...
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Tillis, Hagan gear up for 1st NC Senate debate

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videoNorth Carolina's leading U.S. Senate candidates are finally meeting in person to trade accusations and present their case to voters on live television. Full story...
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Hickory teen dies in wreck, driver charged

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A Hickory teen has died in a wreck and another teen has been charged with driving while impaired. Local media outlets reported that 17-year-old Jay Robertson died in the wreck Sunday evening. The 17-year-old who was driving the car also has been charged with felony death by motor vehicle. Full story...
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Pooches take a plunge at Legion Stadium Pool

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videoTonight pups of all shapes and sizes ran down to the Legion Stadium Pool for the Pooch Plunge. The annual event takes place the week after Labor Day, when the public pools are no longer open to human swimmers. Full story...
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