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Madoff explains scheme from NC jail

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A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud says Madoff told him during a 4½-hour jailhouse interview in North Carolina exactly how the fraud took place. The 71-year-old Madoff was brought two weeks ago to the Butner Federal Correctional Complex about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh to begin serving a 150-year sentence. Full story...
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Bob Barker pleads to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians

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ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Former game show host and longtime animal rights activist Bob Barker hopes to convince the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to quit displaying bears in pits and cages. Full story...
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Man found guilty of killing wife

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The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt. Full story...
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Law enforcement steps up attempt to stop local gang crimes

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videoViolent crime in our area is often associated with gang activity. According to law enforcement, most of the major gangs are here. Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force met Tuesday in an attempt to ratchet up the fight. Full story...
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Boseman's bill to stop Titan denied again

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The latest attempt to stall the development of a new cement plant in Castle Hayne failed in Raleigh Tuesday. Despite support from dozens of local residents, the Senate Commerce Committee refused to re-examine a bill for a Titan moratorium.

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Small Business, Big Deals: Healthcare's bite on small business

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videoPresident Obama's push for health care reform could have a big impact on small businesses. Today, our Small Business Big Deal series takes a look at how one health care provider juggles caring for her patients... Full story...
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Smartphones and company vanity numbers

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videoBusinesses have often gravitated towards toll free numbers like 1-800-Flowers and 1-800-Contacts, so that people can easily remember the number to dial when they need to place an order. WWAY's Hailey Winslow lets us know why that trend is changing. Full story...
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Lawmakers put together measures to help those with diabetes

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videoFor most, being diagnosed with diabetes can be a tough pill to swallow. Thousands across the state battle the disease and lawmakers are trying to help. Full story...
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Parents at Echo Farms and Rivers Edge upset over redistricting options

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As New Hanover County plans to redistrict its middle schools, some parents are unhappy about plans for their kids. Parents in the Echo Farms and Rivers Edge communities... Full story...
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Beach Bag Bandits get nabbed, property recovered

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Thanks to one of our viewers, Wrightsville Beach detectives have nabbed the Beach Bag Bandits we told you about Monday. Monday night, a tip led detectives to arrest 23-year-old Joshua Barnts and 20-year-old Brandon Cordell of Wilmington. Full story...
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State funds now available for flood victims

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State funds are now available for victims of this area's flooding three weeks ago. Small businesses, homeowners, and renters may be eligible for low interest loans to pay for flood damage caused by a severe storm on July 6th. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 28

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videoHave you been dying for a summer getaway, but don't have the cash? In this week's Marino on Money, Ross has some tips for fun in the sun, on the cheap. Full story...
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Federal stimulus money helps add to WPD staff

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There was some good news Tuesday for the Wilmington Police Department. The WPD is getting 2 million dollars in federal stimulus money to hire more officers. Chief Ralph Evangelous and Mayor Bill Saffo held a joint news conference Tuesday at City Hall. Full story...
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R.C. Soles sees state budget go "back to square one"

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There is still no state budget as lawmakers are "back to square one" in the words of Senator RC Soles. Soles said the process had to start over after Governor Bev Perdue "strongly hinted"...

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NC town board approves contract for deputies

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The board of alderman in a North Carolina town has approved a contract to allow county deputies to patrol the town in a vote that drew more attention because it occurred after a slaying. Full story...
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