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BSL Police looking for alligator killer

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The Boiling Spring Lakes Police Department is looking for information for who killed an alligator. Full story...
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WPD releases name of Oriole Drive murder victim

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videoWilmington Police have released the name of a man killed early yesterday morning. Investigators say Erasto Hernandez Lopez, 26, was found stabbed to death in a home on Oriole Drive around 1 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Duke Energy investigating after fire at Sutton Plant

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videoDuke Energy and firefighters are investigating to figure out what caused a turbine to catch fire at the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant in New Hanover County overnight. Full story...
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Firefighters called to NC nuclear plant

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Firefighters were called to Duke Energy's Harris Nuclear Station near Apex around 5 a.m. Wednesday after an employee reported a fire in an industrial washer. Full story...
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Charter Day School wants big money from Brunswick County

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videoGive us a million dollars. That's the pitch trustees from Charter Day School, Inc., gave to the Brunswick County School Board tonight. Full story...
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New Hanover edges Laney, Coastal Christian beats South Brunswick in soccer; plus Daquan Barnes out for ECU Pirates

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videoOn Tuesday we showcased two high school soccer games on WWAY. New Hanover edged Laney in the Mideastern Conference opener for both squads. Coastal Christian knocked off South Brunswick. Plus, it appears former New Hanover Wildcat football standout Daquan Barnes will miss the entire 2014 college football season for East Carolina. Full story...
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Chicago Sky and Wilmington's Tamera Young now down by two games in WNBA Finals

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videoThe Chicago Sky and Wilmington's Tamera Young will need an impressive comeback to win the WNBA title this year. Chicago trails the best of five title series two games to none against Phoenix. Plus, the schedule for the UNCW women's basketball team is out. Full story...
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Challenge to book in Brunswick County Schools ends

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videoBrunswick County School Board members made a decision on a book's future in schools Tuesday night. Full story...
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Media outlets plan NC Senate debate without Hagan

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A television news outlet and North Carolina's two largest newspapers will hold a debate next month in the U.S. Senate race even if Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan doesn't participate. Time Warner Cable News North Carolina says it will air a live debate Oct. 21. The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer of Raleigh also are producing the debate. The cable channel says Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh have agreed to participate if they meet criteria. Full story...
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Appeals court sets quick date on NC voting law

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A federal appeals court is hurrying to hear arguments in a case challenging changes to North Carolina voting law. The new law is considered one of the toughest in the country and critics say it will suppress minority voter turnout. Full story...
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DHHS Oversight,1st Ld NC health officials highlight Medicaid finances

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North Carolina health officials are celebrating a positive cash balance within the state Medicaid agency for the most recent fiscal year. They're also crediting a consultant's work for helping bring Medicaid finances under control. The state budget office told a General Assembly oversight committee Tuesday that Medicaid had $64 million remaining when the year ended June 30. The state Department of Health and Human Services is in charge of Medicaid. Full story...
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McCrory aims to stump for Tillis in US Senate race

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he plans to do anything he can to help fellow Republican Thom Tillis' election campaign for the U.S. Senate in November, and will campaign for state legislators as time allows. McCrory said Tuesday he's planning to actively campaign for Tillis. The governor noted he endorsed the top lawmaker in the state House before the Republican primary election in May. Full story...
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McCrory to let NC coal ash regulation become law

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he won't sign new regulations on Duke Energy's toxic coal ash pits that he's suggested include an unconstitutional provision. McCrory said in a statement Tuesday he'll allow the legislation to become law next week without his approval. Full story...
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Pisgah Inn operator gets 10-year contract

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The operator of Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway has been awarded a contract to operate for another 10 years. Bruce O'Connell told the Asheville Citizen-Times he plans to make improvements to the inn now that he has won the contract again. Full story...
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Sea turtles returned to ocean

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video Topsail Island hosted a cheering crowd and some happy turtles! Hundreds of folks gathered this afternoon to see 8 sea turtles make their journey back to the ocean. Full story...
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