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Laney swimmer wins state title in 200 IM; Hoggard swimmer wins 100 breaststroke title

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Hoggard's Ashley Brem is a state champ. Laney junior Travis Johns is a state champ too. WWAY first introduced our viewers to Travis Johns when he was just a freshman. We even have a link to the video feature that we did with Travis two years ago if you click Full story...
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Porsche rolls out newest car

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You may see a new sports car rolling through the streets of the Cape Fear. Porsche of Fayetteville unveiled the brand new, 2013 model of the 911 series Saturday in Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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UPDATE: R.C. Soles upgraded to serious condition after heart surgery

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Former Sen. R.C. Soles is recovering after undergoing heart bypass surgery this morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Hospital officials confirm Soles was upgraded from critical to serious condition tonight. Full story...
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Tables turn for Barfield after McIntyre's announcement

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video Governor Bev Perdue’s announcement last month was a shock to many, sparking an entirely new political ball game in North Carolina. Now that Congressman Mike McIntyre has decided not to run for the governor's office, his seat is no longer up for grabs, which leaves New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield to change his plans. Full story...
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UNCW students react to latest tuition hike

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videoHigher education has a higher price tag. The University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted today to increase tuition for the next school year by more than nine percent. After news of about a nine-percent increase for the upcoming school year, students at UNCW say these tuition hikes are far from fair. Full story...
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Wilmington-shot 'Journey 2' takes 3-D movies to new dimensions

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videoIt's a milestone day in Hollywood East. "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" opened today. It's the first big production shot on the so-called Dream Stage at Screen Gems. The movie features special effects and underwater scenes never before shot in 3-D. Many of them were shot in Wilmington. Full story...
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McIntyre will run again for Congress, not governor

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants to return to Washington instead of taking a new office in Raleigh. Full story...
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Experts who handled Giffords shooting, Joplin tornadoes share experience

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videoSome jobs require lessons that can only be learned from first-hand experiences. Here in Wilmington this weekend, doctors, nurses and other emergency workers are learning from counterparts who handled last year's shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the killer tornadoes in Joplin, MO. Full story...
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School lockdowns ended

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The lockdowns at Hoggard High School, Roland-Grise Middle School and the Learning Center are over. Full story...
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Utilities back on at Wilmington operations center

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Power, phone and e-mail service has been restored earlier than expected at the City of Wilmington's River Road Operations Center. Yesterday a crane accidentally knocked over a utility line that severed electrical and fiber optic lines to the center. Full story...
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