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US marshals raid NC food business after FDA check

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US marshals have seized food from a Durham warehouse that supplies Chinese, Mexican and Indian food to restaurants after inspectors found problems with pests. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST BURGERS

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video Summer is grillin' season, and that means burgers. But when you want to get a break from the heat and keep your firepit unlit, where do you go to find the juiciest, tastiest, meatiest, BEST BURGER in the Cape Fear? Last year, Sonja's in Supply was declared the burgermaster. Which joint will carry the flame this year? Here's how the votes are grilling up so far (4 p.m. Thurs.):
Sonja's Grill, Supply - 28%
PT's Grill, Multiple Locations - 25%
Wildlife Restaurant & Grill, Southport - 13%
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"And the Winner is..." BEST RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH

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video The beach is certainly a great treasure in our area. And with that treasure comes plenty of terrific places to eat. Whether it provides a delicious menu and overlooks the ocean, pours a cold drink with a relaxing view of the Intracoastal Waterway or is the ideal spot to stop and get a bite to eat on the island, we want to know what is the BEST RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH along our coast. Here's how the votes are coming in (4 p.m. Thurs.):
22 North, Wrightsville Beach - 38%
The Fish House, Oak Island - 26%
Michael's Seafood, Carolina Beach - 13%

We'll reveal the winner TONIGHT on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6! Full story...

Carolina Farmin' grand opening draws crowds

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Customers crowded into the new Carolina Farmin' on Market Street. The traffic was so heavy at one point in the middle of the day, police had to help handle it. Full story...
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Vilsack: USDA working to ID tainted turkey source

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says the government hopes to find the source of a salmonella outbreak linked to ground turkey "very, very" soon. Full story...
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FDA takes new look at what "gluten free" means

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at how to label foods "gluten free." Full story...
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CDC: 1 death, 76 illnesses linked to ground turkey

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Federal officials say one person has died from salmonella poisoning that appears to be linked to eating ground turkey, but the government so far has declined to say who produced the meat or initiate a recall. Full story...
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McDonald's: Apple slices in every Happy Meal

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McDonald's Corp. says it is adding apple slices to every Happy Meal, part of the chain's larger push to paint itself as a healthy place to eat. Full story...
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Chain restaurants will make kids menus healthier

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Parents seeking healthier restaurant meals for their kids are about to get options - lots of them. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST WINGS

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video In this week's "And the Winner is..." redux, wings are the things. We are looking for the BEST WINGS in the area. Last year Mama Brava's in Shallotte came out on top! Will they win again? How do you like 'em? Mild, spicy or hot as fire? You've probably got your favorite. Which wings will fly to the top? Full story...

"And the Winner is..." BEST DONUT

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video It's time for another rematch in year two of "And the Winner is..." Britt's Donuts in Carolina Beach is known far and wide for their tasty treats and easily won last year's contest. But Britt's is certainly not the only donut shop with a big following in the area. Can any of the others knock off this local legend? George Elliott will reveal the winner tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...

Michael's Seafood wins third straight world championship

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videoMichael's Seafood in Carolina Beach now has another trophy to add to their case. It's just more proof that the restaurant's seafood chowder really is the world's best. Full story...
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USDA lowers pork's safe cooking temp

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The US Department of Agriculture is lowering its temperature recommendation for cooking pork to 145 degrees. That's a drop of 15 degrees and a change from the agency's longstanding guideline. Full story...
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UNCW grads turn frozen yogurt into hot business

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videoThree UNCW grads are proof a cool idea can mean hot business, even in a tough economy. Their serve-it-yourself yogurt shop has three locations in the Wilmington area with a fourth on the way. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER

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video A year ago, Something Fishy won a commanding victory for the area's BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER. But a dish like that in an area like ours is surely to have plenty of competition. So once again, we're firing up the fryers and grills to find out who has the BEST SEAFOOD PLATTER along the Cape Fear Coast. Voting has ended. George Elliott will tell you who won tonight on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6. Full story...