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Thursday night high school football

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videoSeveral local high school football teams decided to play on Thursday in order to avoid the chance of playing in wet conditions on Friday. The weather forecast on Friday is scattered storms around the region. Regardless, we had our cameras out and about on Thursday. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 dead, deputy suspended

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videoA Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 died last month after sitting in a hot squad car all night. The sheriff disciplined Kela's handler, but the punishment is not as harsh as some people think it should be. Full story...
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Changes at the top on Bald Head Island?

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videoSources tell WWAY that residents will ask for Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck to be fired at Friday’s meeting, and this won't be the first time. Residents and former employees said they are fed up with the way Peck has been running Bald Head Island and plan to ask for Peck to go. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes National Geographic list

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videoIf you're looking for one of the best surf towns to visit, look no further! National Geographic ranked Wrightsville Beach as one of the 'World's 20 Best Surf Towns'. Full story...
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5K Run for Preservation

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videoHundreds of runners crowded the streets of Downtown Wilmington Thursday night for the 5K run for Preservation. Full story...
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Judge agrees to delay in Cannon sentencing

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A federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon in his public corruption case. Area media outlets report the hearing is now scheduled for Oct. 14. U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney agreed Thursday to a defense request to move the hearing from Sept. 25 so a New York psychiatrist can testify in Cannon's behalf. Full story...
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Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

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Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. They soon learned Carnes was wanted for escaping from prison in Huntersville, North Carolina, in August 1973, when he was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store. Full story...
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Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Arizona

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Authorities in southern Arizona say they have arrested a fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina for kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Pima County Sheriff's officials say the Concord Police Department in North Carolina asked them to find 21-year-old Lindon Claridge, who reportedly was living in Tucson. Full story...
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Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

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Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Area media outlets report the puppies appeared to be two days old when they were found Sept. 5. Full story...
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Woman drowns in pool near Myrtle Beach

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A woman has drowned in a swimming pool near Myrtle Beach. Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells area media outlets that the body of 31-year-old Linda Thompson of Myrtle Beach was found in a community pool in the Arrowhead community west of Myrtle Beach shortly before midnight Tuesday. Full story...
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Dad accused of killing five children returns to SC

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The man accused of killing his five children and dumping their bodies in Alabama has been returned to South Carolina to face murder charges. Lexington County sheriff's spokesman John Allard says Timothy Ray Jones Jr. was driven to the jail Thursday afternoon. Allard says his first court appearance is Friday. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD helps ensure some smooth rides

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videoThe Surprise Squad was out and about today. This time, we did something a little different. Full story...
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NC Senate candidates largely back more airstrikes

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Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis are largely supportive of the direction of President Barack Obama's plan to expand military airstrikes and help forces fight the Islamic State militant group. But both North Carolina U.S. Senate candidates are seeking to assert their independence. Full story...
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Mobile Vet Center comes to the Cape Fear

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videoThe Mobile Vet Center is offering information, direction and even some on site services to veterans who may not be able to veterans who may not be able to reach their nearest veteran services officer. Full story...
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Driver dies after crashing into log truck

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A Lake Waccamaw man is dead after crashing into the back of a log truck. Full story...
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