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Week # 2 - High School Football Scoreboard

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Week number two started a day early this week due to the anticipated arrival of Hurricane Irene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Thursday & Friday night from around North Carolina. Due to Friday's rain several games in the Raleigh area were not played. Full story...
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President declares emergency for North Carolina

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FEMA announced that federal aid has been made available to North Carolina to supplement the state and local response efforts in the area due to the emergency conditions resulting from Hurricane Irene beginning on August 25, 2011, and continuing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Earthquake in Virginia rattles Cape Fear

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video Waterspouts. A funnel cloud. A hurricane this weekend. Now an earthquake. Yes, if you felt the ground shake around 2 p.m., that was indeed a 5.8 earthquake centered north of Richmond, VA. Full story...
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Football games rescheduled because of Irene

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The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week. Full story...
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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment

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The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes. Full story...
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Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number one is complete on the high school football scene. Click full story in order to see all the scores from Friday night from around North Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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C.J. Melvin arrested for filing false report

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Former East Bladen basketball standout C.J. Melvin has been charged with filing a false police report in Greenville. Melvin is about to enter her freshman season at East Carolina University. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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Two-a-Days on WWAY: High school football previews continue

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The start of the high school football season is rapidly approaching. We already have our cameras out and about capturing the sights and sounds of high school football practice throughout the region. Find out when we'll preview your favorite team inside. Full story...
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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily

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video Nobody has tracked more tropical storms and hurricanes here in the Cape Fear than former Chief Meteorologist George Elliott. See where he and Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson think Emily is headed, each night on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 and 6. Full story...
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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month

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videoThe Juniper Road Fire in Pender County is close to being 100 percent contained. The NC Forest Service just passed command of the fire to the local office in Whiteville; a move made possible by improved containment and fewer crews fighting the fire. Full story...
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