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Topsail Humane Society closing Friday

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After some recent zoning disputes with the county, the Topsail Humane Society is going to shut down. Director Kathy Lewis said the county notified her early this week that the shelter is in violation of zoning laws. On Thursday, she told WWAY that she is tired of fighting to provide a free service for the county. Full story...
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Officer Greer honored

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A Wilmington police officer that was injured in the line of duty was honored Thursday afternoon. Full story...
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Dog Court: Woman wants dog court for Brunswick County

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videoEach month on WWAY, we bring you the latest from the New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Now, a Brunswick County woman wants the same appeals process where she lives. Full story...
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Prosecutor: NC fires set to discourage Hispanics

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A North Carolina prosecutor says four men who have been charged with burning vacant houses in east Winston-Salem wanted to prevent Hispanics from moving into the structures. Full story...
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Small NC town reports first homicide in 25 years

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Police in a small town not far from Raleigh say they are investigating their first homicide in 25 years. Full story...
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Lane closures on Interstate 85 for Easter weekend

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Motorists using Interstate 85 in North Carolina will encounter lane closures during the Easter holiday weekend. Full story...
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NC House approves taxpayer campaign financing test

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The state House tentatively approved legislation that would allow cities and towns to decide whether local election campaigns should get taxpayer subsidies. Full story...
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NC House approves school bus camera law

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The North Carolina House has approved an effort to increase the prosecution of drivers who pass stopped school buses. Full story...
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Wake County sheriff's deputies shoot, kill man

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Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina shot and killed an armed man after an early morning standoff at a mobile home. Full story...
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Crews and volunteers continue to excavate Fort Anderson

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Inside Brunswick Town, a place that used to be a bustling colonial port town, lies the remains of an old battery. Archaeologists are trying to uncover pieces from the 1800’s, when this spot was a fort constructed by the Confederates. Full story...
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Could placing a tax on sugared beverages help fight obesity?

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What is the best way to fight obesity? Some public health experts claim a large tax on sugared beverages may be the single most effective way to get Americans to cut calories. Full story...
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High school students see dangers of driving first hand

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videoStudents at East Columbus High School got a reality check from a staged traffic fatality Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Clean up crew tries to get Laney a passing grade

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videoThe laundry list of things to clean at Laney High School is long. When it comes to cleanliness, the New Hanover County Health Department basically gave Laney a "C". Full story...
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Shallotte, past and present

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videoWe visited with students from Shallotte Middle School who are sharing stories about the town’s history. Hannah Stocks gives a look at Shallotte, past and present. Please click video for Hannah’s report. Full story...
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Sex ed choices could be available for parents

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State lawmakers want to give parents more input in the classroom when it comes to sex education. A bill making its way through the state legislature would give parents the option of their children learning about sex beyond the current abstinence-only curriculum. Full story...
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