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Delay sought on NC same-sex marriage lawsuit

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North Carolina's attorney general is asking a judge to delay the most recent lawsuit over the state's same-sex marriage ban, saying an order expected later this year in another case likely will resolve the situation. Full story...
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Longtime NC fugitive might be in Iowa

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Iowa officials are awaiting a fingerprint check to confirm that a man being held in Waterloo is a fugitive of more than 40 years from North Carolina. Full story...
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NC officials urge caution after Hepatitis A cases

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Officials at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services are reminding residents to always take precautions when preparing food regardless of where they are. The warning comes as officials help Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties respond after a case of Hepatitis A in a food handler. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Study says teen choose food over fashion

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videoTeens these days are forking over the cash for food instead of clothes. Tacos over tees, pizza over pants, and drinks over dresses. For the first time in more than 13 years, teens choose food over fashion. That's according to a study released earlier this month by Piper Jaffary. Full story...
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Venus Flytrap poaching increases over 3 year period

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videoVenus Flytraps often fall victim to poachers. Tuesday, Myra Lawson, Betty Hill, and William Riley were caught stealing around 300 of these plants in Boiling Spring Lakes. Full story...
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Sex offender stopped on school campus

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videoA man registered as a sex offender was picked up at a Brunswick County school yesterday with the help of new technology. James Fowler was arrested at Supply Elementary School when he attempted to attend an awards ceremony hosted by the school. Full story...
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Man charged with assault after punching police officer in the head

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A man already facing felony charges is now charged with assault after police say he punched an officer in the head during his arrest yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Strickland

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary teacher Wendy Strickland is loved by many; the proof is in the numbers, check out how many people showed up to help surprise her for WWAY's Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Cat burned by flames after residents escape early-morning house fire

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videoFire crews are investigating after they say several residents escaped a burning home that caught fire in the early morning hours, leaving a pet with injuries. Full story...
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City Council protests stop for now

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videoSupporters of pay increases for Wilmington Police and Firefighter employees have stopped demonstrating at Wilmington Council Meetings for now. Full story...
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Youth violence is a 'crisis' in Wilmington

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videoCity Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Full story...
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Tuesday Night Sports

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videoRain has caused organizers to shift days and times of the Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament. Both teams continue to show support of the Newsome family by wearing their 'Newsome Strong' jerseys. New Hanover High School won this afternoon, but Hoggard High School fell into the loser's bracket this evening. Full story...
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Kure Beach votes on seismic testing

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videoKure beach's town council won't say no to seismic testing. “We need to find out what’s out there,” said Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth in support of seismic testing, “that’s all we need to do is just test and find out what’s out there.” Full story...
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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course renovations a go

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videoWilmington City Council members vote to go forward with the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course restoration. They also decided it was best to do it all at once. So, crews will fix the greens, practice greens and fairway bunkers. Full story...
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