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CFCC Marine Technology program's status

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videoAll this week, we've been exploring the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. State budget cuts could sink their unique offshore training program. Thursday, Hailey Winslow wraps up our series with the program's current status, and what's at stake. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Drowning in more water bill problems

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videoJulie Little called our newsroom recently, upset about her bill from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The agency has fixed the computer glitch that caused billing problems all over New Hanover County, but a new problem has cropped up.

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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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The students on board the Dan Moore

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videoThis week, we are taking an in-depth look at Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program. WWAY's Hailey Winslow takes us on board and introduces us to the students; each who share a vision to turn their sea training into future careers. Full story...
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Fight homelessness, one quarter at a time

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videoNew meters are popping up across Downtown Wilmington, but they're not for parking. They're part of the city's ten year plan to try to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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CFCC graduates receive tools of the trade

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Some Cape Fear Community College graduates are getting a jump start on their careers. Anonymous donors are providing free tools to three graduates of the school's Heating and Air Conditioning program. Full story...
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Skills showcased at the Coastal Plain League All-Star Game

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videoNow in its 13th season the Coastal Plain League is the nation's hottest summer collegiate baseball league. Featuring 14 teams, the league gives college players the chance to refine their skills with wooden bats during the summer months. Tuesday night they held their All-Star Game in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington residents take on healthcare reform debate

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The healthcare reform debate made its way to the Port City Tuesday night. Wilmington residents interested in the issue attended a listening tour sponsored by the grassroots group, Organizing for America. Full story...
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Wilmington holds workshop around plans for Wrightsville Avenue

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The City of Wilmington held its second public workshop Tuesday night about the future development of Wrightsville Avenue. The current plan for Wrightsville Avenue was adopted in 1990, but over the last 19 years the road has undergone several changes.

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Military members hope waiting period is put in the past

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videoAn old state law could soon be history. If Governor Bev Perdue puts her stamp on it, the three-day waiting period to get into area bars and clubs would give way to an open door policy. The issue is being watched closely by the military. Full story...
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Small Business, Big Deals: The success in growing a small business

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videoWhen it comes to stocking inventory, many small businesses are at the mercy of larger wholesalers. But one local small business owner has taken matters into his own hands.

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Veterans look to Post 9/11 GI Bill to jumpstart career

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videoCome next month, veterans will have more resources to continue their education. The new GI Bill starts August 1. Experts anticipate an influx of veterans at area colleges and universities. Full story...
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Kids take part in Safe Summer Program, interact with deputies

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Kids had the chance Tuesday to interact with sheriff's deputies out of uniform. The Safe Summer Program kicked off at Hugh MacRae Park. All week, deputies tag along with 50 kids to various activities. Full story...
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Waiting period for club membership could be history

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A rule requiring a three-day waiting period to join a private club that sells alcohol could soon be history in a bill going to Governor Bev Perdue's desk. The Senate gave final approval Monday night to a House bill eliminating the membership wait. Full story...
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Money awarded to local towns through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act

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Governor Perdue announced her second round of drinking water and wastewater recovery projects Monday. More than $45 million has been awarded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

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