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Bladen County News

Blizzard Athletics team wins AAU tourney

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The Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics basketball team is headed home with the championship trophy after capturing first place in the USC Big Shots AAU basketball tournament in Columbia, South Carolina. Full story...
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Unemployment down in southeastern NC

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Unemployment rates dropped in February in all five of our counties. In fact, the rate went up in just one of North Carolina's 100 counties. Full story...
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New Hanover, East Bladen, West Bladen and Pender gear up for state playoffs...Wildcats play tonight

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video It's survive and advance time in the high school basketball state playoffs. Will any of our local teams make it to the state championship next week? Full story...
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High School Hoops: February 25th

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video The third round of the high school basketball state playoffs is complete. Click on full story in order to find out who won on Friday night. Click on play video to see WWAY's highlights from the New Hanover boys ( huge triple overtime win ), the West Bladen boys, the Pender boys, the West Columbus boys and the East Bladen girls. Full story...
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High School Hoops: State Playoffs Round One

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video Except for one postponement round number one of the state playoffs is complete. Round number two is set for Wednesday night. Full story...
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High School Hoops: February 17th

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video Conference tournament action continued on Thursday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Thursday's scores. Click play video in order to watch Thursday's special edition of the Full Court Press with John Rendleman and Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA talks about SBI investigation of Gore, former assistant

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An update to a story you saw FIRST ON 3 Monday night. District Attorney Jon David is speaking out about the former DA at the center of a SBI investigation. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Pantano announces 2012 run

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video As WWAY reported FIRST ON 3 Monday afternoon, Ilario Pantano has announced a second run for Congress. The Republican made the announcement Monday morning during a radio appearance on WAAV. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Unlike New Hanover, other counties, city transparent with cell records

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videoTransparency is a word we hear a lot from politicians and elected officials, but does it hold true to its meaning when members of the media or the public need information? Full story...
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National Letter of Intent Day

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video Playing collegiate sports is a lifelong dream for some students. On Wednesday some dreams came true as student-athletes around the area put their "John Hancock" on national letters of intent. Full story...
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Power companies say no funny business with high winter bills

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videoIf you want to keep your house warm during the long, cold winter, you have to pay up. Recently we have received phone calls from viewers who say their power bill for December doubled and in some cases tripled. Full story...
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School on Saturdays to makeup snow days

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video There's not much snow left on the ground, but when the snow was falling, and the ice was forming, kids were excused from school. But now, just as the snow is melting, so is their time off, and children in Columbus and Bladen Counties have to go to school on Saturdays to make up for their snow days. Full story...
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School districts announce makeup days

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video This week's winter weather gave students in our viewing area a nice break from school, but now it's time to make the snow days up. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Conditions improving as sunshine returns

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Road conditions will continue to improve as sunshine warms road temperatures throughout the region.

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Highway Patrol honors area troopers for service

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The Highway Patrol has honored three area troopers for their work on and off duty. Full story...
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