Bladen County News
McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 2:21pm.

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.

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Week # 1 - High School Scoreboard
Submitted by John Rendleman on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 11:52pm.

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.

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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail
Submitted by Asha Dave on Fri, 08/19/2011 - 5:18pm.

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.

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C.J. Melvin arrested for filing false report
Submitted by John Rendleman on Wed, 08/10/2011 - 4:38pm.

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.

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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 4:28pm.

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.

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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/08/2011 - 3:07pm.

The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area.

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Two-a-Days on WWAY: High school football previews continue
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 10:57pm.

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.

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Hurricane Expert George Elliott helps track Emily
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 08/04/2011 - 6:25am.

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.

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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 3:48pm.

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.

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