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Pender County News

WWAY to profile candidates, moderate debate

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Election Day is just a month away, and WWAY wants to make sure you have the information you need. Each week until the election, we'll preview one of the big races in our area. Full story...
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Red Cross opens new shelters for storm victims

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video The Red Cross has closed shelters it set up at schools in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties yesterday, but it has opened new shelters today. Full story...
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Beach businesses make transition to fall

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video It's official. Summer ended late last night. Businesses that rely so much on tourism based on sun and surf now have to figure out how to survive in the fall. Full story...
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Area men arrested for insurance fraud

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Sometimes tough times call for desperate measures. In this economy, people are coming up with ways to get a little bit of cash in their hands even if it means breaking the law. Full story...
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July unemployment down in Wilmington metro

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Unemployment rates decreased in 86 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in July, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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Area beaches on national list

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An annual beach quality report includes four beaches in our area. The National Resources Defense Council gives three stars to Wrightsville Beach, Kure Beach, Surf City and Topsail Beach. Full story...
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Expert says recent shark attacks not sign of trend

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video Three weeks and two shark attacks off our coast. A 13-year-old girl is recovering tonight at her home in Davidson after being bitten at Wrightsville Beach Saturday, but there's still some mystery lurking in this case. Full story...
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SE NC gets $22 million from feds for waterway projects

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Southeastern North Carolina is getting more than $22 million from the federal government for beaches and inlets, the Intracoastal Waterway and the Wilmington Port. Full story...
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Local, state, federal leaders meet to discuss oil concerns

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video More than 60 emergency managers, mayors and local officials met with representatives from Raleigh and Washington today to review their course of action if any oil were to come up the coast, even though the chances of that happening are slim. Full story...
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Leland man sentenced to 10 years on federal drug conviction

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United States District Judge James C. Dever, III, sentenced Louis Alberto Becerra, 27, an illegal alien residing in Leland to 120 months’ imprisonment followed by five years supervised release. Full story...
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