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Check your receipt; sales tax drops today

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Some good news for consumers: the state sales tax drops a penny today. The question is whether you are being charged the right amount of tax. So as you shop, check your receipt and do the math. If you find a store charging the old rate e-mail a picture of your receipt to newsroom@wwaytv3.com, and we'll check it out. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Video gives look at interaction between couple & trooper they accused

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video Two state troopers are off the streets after a Raleigh couple accused the duo of wrong doing. WWAY broke this story Tuesday, and tonight we take a closer look at what happened after the traffic stop last week near Wrightsville Beach. We’ve obtained video from inside the Wrightsville Beach Police Department that tells a slightly different story than what the couple has told. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Frucci returns home from Bermuda; says he's ready for his next adventure

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video After nearly a month alone at sea, Greg Frucci returned home to Wilmington Thursday night. Although he is happy to be reunited with family and friends, he says he's already ready to go back out on the water. Full story...
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16-year-old found shot to death in Wilmington

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington man shares $250,000 Mega Millions prize with family

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Donald Holliday, an electrician from Wilmington, plans to share the $250,000 prize he won playing Mega Millions drawing with his family. Holiday matched all five white balls but not the Mega Ball in the June 14 drawing. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Troopers on desk duty after being accused of intimidation

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Trooper Edward Wyrick Jr. and Trooper Andrew Smith have been placed on administrative duty after allegations that Wyrick intimidated a Raleigh woman during a traffic stop. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: MLK back open after man rescued from marsh below

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video Firefighters rescued a man who jumped from MLK Parkway into the marsh below. MLK was shutdown heading out of downtown for more than an hour as they worked. Full story...
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Changing of the guard at UNCW

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Today marks the end of an era at UNC Wilmington. It's Rosemary DePaolo's last official day on the job at the university. Full story...
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Coast Guard urges caution following 7 deaths

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The Coast Guard is urging caution among boaters this holiday weekend after reporting seven water-related deaths in the Mid-Atlantic region in the past week. Full story...
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Hagan brings listening tour to Wilmington, to make other stops in area

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Sen. Kay Hagan brings her budget listening tour and "Conversations with Kay" to southeastern North Carolina next week. Full story...
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