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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Lawmakers voted on amendment to "end" marriage in NC

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A gay marriage amendment for North Carolina's Constitution has made headlines this week, but you may not have heard about a failed amendment to that amendment that would have ended marriage licenses in the Tar Heel State. Full story...
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Week # 4 - High School Scoreboard

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Week four of the high school football season is complete. Topsail is no longer undefeated. Hoggard, Laney and North Brunswick remain unbeaten. In fact the Vikings, Bucs and Scorpions all posted impressive victories and for the second week in a row all four high schools in New Hanover County won. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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video Where do you go to put a little spice in your life? This week would like to know which local restaurant serves up the best Mexican food in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are grilling up (4p Thurs.):
La Costa - 34%
K-38 Baja Grill - 20%
Camino Real, Surf City - 13%
VOTE NOW!
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Former Bladen Schools chief, fire marshal among public workers indicted

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video Former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth is among a group of former public employees in Bladen County indicted by a grand jury for financial crimes. The District Attorney's office says the grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday. Full story...
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Investigators offer no new info on baby mauled by dogs

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The investigation into a nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs at her family's Bladen County home still has few answers. Full story...
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Week # 4 - high school football preview on WWAY

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video Week number four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the matchups for September 9. Full story...
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Bladen Co. student wins national art contest

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Lesley Portillo's artistic talents are playing off in a big way! Lesley, a senior at East Bladen High School, recently won $1,000 for one of her drawings. Full story...
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AP high school football poll is out

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The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 6 is out. Click full story to see what teams are ranked this week. Full story...
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Former East Bladen Eagle sticks with Raiders

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It's a unique path, but it's a great path: Elizabethtown to Harvard to Oakland. Desmond Bryant is about to enter his third season with the Oakland Raiders. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Family of baby killed by dogs devastated by loss

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We're continuing to learn more about a nine-day-old baby killed in Clarkton. Investigators say newborn Addyson Camerino was mauled to death by dogs in the family's home Wednesday. Full story...
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Week # 3 - high school football preview

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video Week number three of the high school football season will back on its normal night after a different night last week. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the premier matchups. Full story...
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Investigators release few details about 9-day-old mauled by dog

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video The Bladen County Sheriff's Office and the District Attorney's Office are still not releasing very much information about what happened. But this afternoon, we finally at least found out who the child was. Full story...
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Bladen County Sheriff & District Attorney not releasing many details on dog mauling baby death

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video Residents of Clarkton in Bladen County say they're shocked after hearing horrifying stories about a nine-day-old baby being mauled to death by the family dog. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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