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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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Groups challenge Duke-Progress Energy merger in NC

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Some environmental groups have filed last-minute challenges to the proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. 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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Prison program gives inmates, dogs "New Leash on Life"

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video You've heard of a new lease on life, but how about a "New Leash on Life?" The Pender Correctional Institution celebrated three years of inmates training dogs to be partnered with families. But the nine-week experience impacts more than just the dogs whose lives are saved. Full story...
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Cape Fear CC holds off Brunswick CC

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video Brunswick CC has never defeated Cape Fear CC in volleyball before. The Dolphins came close on Wednesday, but the Sea Devils pulled it out at the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington. Both squads are loaded with home grown talent. Full story...
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Pender approves debris collection sites

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The Pender Board of Commissioners agreed Tuesday evening to establish vegetative debris collection sites for disposal of Hurricane Irene storm debris from private roads in the county. Full story...
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Titans get comeback win in soccer over Scorpions; Bucs shutout Cougars

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video Laney only has one loss this season. Could they be the team to beat this year on the local high school soccer scene? Topsail and New Hanover are also having good seasons. In fact the Pirates and Wildcats will play each other on Wednesday at Legion Stadium in Wilmington. 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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Red flags fly at area beaches as Katia churns out at sea

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Lifeguards put up red flags today meaning "No Swimming." They also advised swimmers to follow the rule of "knee deep is too deep." Full story...
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Rep. Justice appointed to Joint Legislative Committee on Local Government

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The Joint Legislative Committee's work is intended to deal with review of local (county and municipal) bond issues. Any bond over $1 million, for anything other than schools, will be reviewed by the JLC from a fiscal perspective to determine the viability of the bond proposal. Rep. Justice's prior service as a Pender County Commissioner is an important reason she was chosen to chair this committee. Full story...
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