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Trot Nixon raises awareness for WHAT at the Picnic with Purpose

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video Fifth Quarter co-host Trot Nixon spoke at the "Picnic with a Purpose" at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach today. Nixon told his own story about his teenage years. The picnic brought awareness to "WHAT". Full story...
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Topsail Beach Fire Department concerned about overgrown driveways

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video The Topsail Beach Volunteer Fire Department wants to change a town ordinance after 40 years of driveway concerns. The fire chief says they have been sending letters to 25 residents for two years and now they're having the town's attorney look into the problem. Full story...
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Group: Gun ban at NC State Fair is illegal

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A gun-rights group has asked a North Carolina court for a temporary injunction to keep the state from enforcing its ban on concealed weapons at the State Fair. Full story...
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Voter registration deadline Friday

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videoTomorrow is your last chance to register to vote in November's election. A US Supreme court decision yesterday blocked a federal appeals court ruling that would have restored same-day registration in North Carolina this fall. Full story...
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Deputies: Man assaults handicapped son

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videoThe father of a handicapped child is accused of assaulting his son. Full story...
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Police: Man solicits child on Facebook

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videoInvestigators said they've charged a man in connection with an online child solicitation investigation. Full story...
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GOP leaders signal move to block gay marriages

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As same-sex couples in North Carolina await federal court rulings they hope will allow them to get married, Republican legislative leaders are making a last-minute move to block or delay the nuptials. Full story...
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NC DHHS: First flu death reported

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videoState health officials confirm an elementary school-aged child in the central part of the state died from complications of an influenza infection. Full story...
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DHHS secretary discusses preparations for Ebola

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North Carolina is working with health care providers to prepare in the event of a case of Ebola being discovered in the state. Full story...
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Wilmington man convicted of burning a child in his care

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A New Hanover County jury convicted a man for burning a child in his care Wednesday. Full story...
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NC Senate candidates face off

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videoDistrict 9 NC Senate candidates Republican Sen. Michael Lee and Democrat Elizabeth Redenbaugh faced off Wednesday making clear just how different the two candidates are. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: A little bit goes a latte

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person is behind a project that you may be able to help with. The business he runs is impressive enough, but what he does for Marines on Thanksgiving is Extraordinary! Full story...
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Sexual assault reports are up at UNCW

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videoIn a recent release from UNCW, reports of sexual assault on campus are up. The numbers of reported occurrences have tripled since 2012. Full story...
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Former Bald Head Island officer files suit over firing

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videoA former Bald Head Island public safety officer has filed suit in federal court against the village and Manager Calvin Peck Jr., charging they violated his civil rights and denied him due process when he was fired in August. Full story...
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NC State Fair presents new fried food offerings

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The vendors at this year's N.C. State Fair have found something new to drop in a fryer. The News & Observer of Raleigh reports the Ragin' Cajun booth will be selling deep-fried bananas Foster, the classic New Orleans dessert where bananas are sauteed in rum and brown sugar and served with vanilla ice cream. Full story...
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