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10 things to know to start Wednesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:34am
Whiteville High
Can Whiteville earn back-to-back state baseball titles?
This year's Whiteville High baseball squad is hungry to repeat. They won the whole ball of wax in 2014. Can they do it again in 2015? Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:40pm
Lori Drake
Lori Drake steps down as head coach of CFCC women’s basketball
Lori Drake has decided to step down as the head women's basketball coach at Cape Fear Community College. Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:34pm
Tammy Covil
Covil responds to controversial comments about gays
After a controversial Facebook post made by New Hanover County School Board member Tammy Covil protestors took to the steps of the school board to voice their concerns and support. It was Covil's use of the word perverted toward gays and lesbians that started the fallout. Some folks said Tuesday, they wanted Covil gone. Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:18pm
FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pruden paying for own legal fees
As the defamation lawsuit against former Brunswick County Schools Superintendent Edward Pruden goes through the court process, we've learned who is going to pay for the legal fees. Tue, 06/02/2015 - 4:37pm
Photo: James Ridenour, Oak Island
Topsail, Oak Island land list for fastest-growing vacation destinations
Two area beach towns make a national list naming some of the top fastest-growing vacation rental destinations in the country. 1 minutes ago
Brennan Bartlett (Photo courtesy: Pender County Sheriff's Office)
Teen accused of breaking into classroom, having knives on campus
Deputies with the Pender County Sheriff's Office say a teen is facing charges in connection with a classroom break-in. 4 minutes ago
David Carl Pitney Stewart (Photo courtesy: WTVD)
NC man accused of offering girlfriend’s mom for sex on Craigslist
The News and Observer reports Wake County sheriff's deputies have accused 25-year-old David Carl Pitney Stewart of posting Craigslist ads directing people to have "random sex" with his girlfriend's mother because she was "bored at work." Wed, 06/03/2015 - 9:01am
Voter ID Laws
North Carolina moves forward on voter ID rules, amid lawsuit
The State Board of Elections is holding the first of nine public hearings on the rules governing North Carolina's voter identification law. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:40am
Carolina Beach Music Festival celebrates 30 years!
The 30th annual Carolina Beach Music Festival kicks off the summer season at Pleasure Island with three of the hottest beach music bands in the country. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:33am
New Chinese restaurant’s name: I Don’t Know
There's a new Chinese restaurant in Rochester. The name? I Don't Know. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 8:22am
roads rain flooding
Attorney General warns against buying flooded cars
Following flooding in Texas and Oklahoma, NC Attorney General Roy Cooper is warning consumers to inspect new or used cars for flood-damage. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:55am
queen elizabeth II
Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth II’s medical appointment
Buckingham Palace has taken the unusual step of confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual medical checkup after social media comments touched off speculation on her health. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:49am
Sturgeon leaps from river, knocks Florida teen unconscious
Florida wildlife authorities say a teenager was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon jumping from the Suwannee River. Wed, 06/03/2015 - 7:38am