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More sea turtles released back into wild

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Six sea turtles are back home now. Tuesday afternoon, workers with the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center released the animals back into the wild. Full story...
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Man struck by lightning and survives

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video A man visiting Surf City with his wife was struck by lightning on Monday. Police say Demitri Khorokhorimn actually died, but the quick response of strangers, helped bring him back to life. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Family who lost home in fire could lose temporary shelter

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video A family whose home went up in flames on Friday says they could now be put out on the street because the organization that came to their aid can’t help any longer. Full story...
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Local beach celebrates milestone birthday

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videoTopsail Beach celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend with good music, plenty of food, and lots of dancing. Full story...
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House fire leaves family of 9 homeless

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videoA housefire off Sandy Bend Road in Rocky Point Friday evening left nine people homeless. Full story...
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Topsail Beach celebrates 50th Anniversary this weekend

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video The fun kicks off Saturday, August 31, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. with music by the Fantastic Shakers. Co-chair for the event Steve Smith stopped by the GMC studio to run through all the details. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Rocky Point man finally gets package

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videoAfter waiting nearly a month to get a package that had been misaddressed, a Rocky Point man finally got his mail today, one day after WWAY looked into the issue. Full story...
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Driver cited in crash that killed utility worker

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Highway Patrol has charged a driver in connection with a traffic crash that killed a utility worker yesterday in Pender County. Full story...
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2 utility workers hit by truck, 1 dead in Hampstead

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videoA utility worker is dead and another injured after they were hit by a pick-up truck along US 17 in Pender County, according to Highway Patrol. Full story...
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UPDATE: Rocky Point man should get missing package very soon

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videoIt's a nightmare to think about: Your package lost in the mail indefinitely. But that's been one Pender County man's reality since the end of July. However, an email from the Greensboro U.S. Post office says a package that's been missing for a month should arrive on his doorstep very soon. Full story...
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3 charged for assault, stealing drugs

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A woman and two men are in jail accused of breaking into a Pender County home and stealing medicine. Full story...
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Pender man charged with attempted murder after fight about power bill

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videoA Pender County man is charged with attempted murder and other crimes after a dispute over a power bill, investigators say. Full story...
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Topsail Beach gets ready to celebrate 50th birthday

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videoTopsail Beach is celebrating a milestone birthday. The town turned 50 in March, but locals are celebrating next week. Those who have lived on the island since day one say a lot has changed since 1963. Full story...
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Woman celebrates a milestone birthday

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videoNot many citizens can say they have lived through the Great Depression, the Civil Rights Movement, and even the inauguration of the first black president. Full story...
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Pender Co. teacher drowned while paddleboarding

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videoA Pender County teacher drowned earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office says the family of Amanda Perkins reported her missing early Thursday morning after she did not come home from paddleboarding along a creek off the Intracoastal Waterway near Hampstead. Full story...
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