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Wilmington mom wins $1 million with Mother's Day lottery ticket

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Mother's Day is a pretty big day for Brandy Hatcher of Wilmington. Last year on Mother's Day she learned that she was expecting her first child. This year she purchased a lottery ticket that won her $1 million. Full story...
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Customers angry after ATMC e-mail server crashes

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videoSwitching to a new e-mail interface crashed internet service provider ATMC's servers this week. Nearly 3,000 people were without email. ATMC says they've fixed it, but now they're picking up the pieces. Full story...
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WPD investigates scam targeting grandparents

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Wilmington Police are investigating a credit card scam that conned two elderly victims out of $16,000. Detectives say two Wilmington women, ages 78 and 83, told investigators that on April 8 young men posing as their grandsons on the phone told the women they needed bail money for DWI arrests. Full story...
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Technology, social media key tools for top scammers

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videoPhone calls, e-mails and even text messages. The Better Business Bureau says nothing is off limits now. Scammers are using new media for some of the same old schemes. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cemetery owner promises families to clean up perpetual mess

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videoFor years there have been complaints about the upkeep of Calvary Cemetery in Wilmington. Today a group of people who have loved ones buried there banded together to show their frustrations and demand change. Full story...
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CFCC hosts job fair Thursday

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videoCape Fear Community College hosts a job fair from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Thursday. More than 60 local employers, including WWAY NewsChannel 3, will be on site to talk to students and other job seekers. Full story...
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Slice of Life flips across Market St. for new downtown home

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videoLocation and seating arrangements may have changed, but the food is still the same. The building once home to the Rhino Club in downtown Wilmington now houses Slice of Life Pizzeria & Pub. Full story...
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Michaels stores in Wilmington, Jacksonville among locations hit by hackers

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videoMichaels says its stores in Wilmington and Jacksonville are among the chain's locations targeted by hackers last year and into January of this year. The company recently announced as many as 2.6 million cards may have been affected by the malware attack. Full story...
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Alleged skateboard scam costs company thousands

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videoA Natural MFG customer emailed the WWAY newsroom, saying he'd been scammed out of thousands of dollars. Our investigation found he may not be the only one. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

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Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina conservative leaders remain convinced last year's tax overhaul law will result in more money in people's wallets and more jobs, even as critics insist most people will see higher taxes. McCrory used Tuesday's tax filing deadline to celebrate lower income and corporate income tax rates approved by the legislature. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: St. James realtor using Google Glass to reach far away customers

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videoJust as everyone was adjusting to smart phones, the next big thing in technology is already here. You might have heard of Google Glass, but a Brunswick County realty company is among the few actually using it. Full story...
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Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

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Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices on about 1,000 basic items. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Mom on a Mission

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videoPamela Heyward is our Extraordinary Person of the Week for inventing something that helps her daughters and could also help other Type 1 diabetics. Full story...
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IRS: Think ahead, don't fall for scams as April 15 nears

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videoAs the April 15 tax filing deadline approaches, the IRS wants to remind you to think ahead and be careful of scammers targeting taxpayers. Full story...
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