Coast Guard recovers man from Wrightsville Beach Channel
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:32pm.

A Coast Guard boat crew from Station Wrightsville Beach recovered a body today from the Wrightsville Beach Channel.

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UNCW welcomes freshmen at convocation
Submitted by IE on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 4:20pm.

A sea of nearly 2,000 fresh teal shirts worn by the class of 2015 met at the clock tower on the UNCW campus this morning for convocation. It is the official academic welcome for freshmen.

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Football games rescheduled because of Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 3:51pm.

The forecast path of Hurricane Irene is already making an impact on southeastern North Carolina, specifically on the gridiron. The vast majority of the high schools in our area have already decided to play one night earlier this week.

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Victim says Columbus commissioner stole personal documents
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 3:46pm.

videoThe alleged victim claims chairman Giles Byrd broke into her house and stole personal documents. And it turns out Byrd has a history of charges ranging from misdemeanor stalking to assault with a deadly weapon.

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Two Sisters Bookery for sale
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 3:44pm.

The independent bookstore Two Sisters Bookery, located in downtown Wilmington at The Cotton Exchange, is for sale. Owner Brooks Preik said all fixtures, inventory, shelves, memberships, vendor lists and the bookkeeping software are included in the $45,000 price.

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NC checks preliminary plans for Hurricane Irene
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 2:31pm.

North Carolina emergency management officials say preparing for hurricanes isn't merely second nature. They are always preparing for major storms, even though a hurricane hasn't made landfall in the state since 2003.

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McIntyre only Democrat to sign on to tea party-backed balanced budget amendment
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 2:21pm.

The proposed amendment is an opportunity for Democrats to cast a tough-on-spending vote. Sixteen House Democrats have signed on to the version that passed the House in 1995. So far, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina is the only Democrat to sign on to the tea party-backed version requiring two-thirds supermajorities in the House and Senate to raise taxes.

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CFPUA wants to know, when would you like to pay your bill?
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 1:41pm.

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is considering changing its billing options and wants to know what you think.

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"Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches" formally pitched Wednesday
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 10:20am.

The Brandon Agency and Clean Design will present their new tourism logos to the Tourism Development Authority Board meeting Wednesday. The plan is to change the familiar "Cape Fear Coast" to "Wilmington. River District and Island Beaches."

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Strickland's car stolen and vandalized
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 08/22/2011 - 9:51am.

Just a day after Allen "Frog" Strickland posted a $1 million bond on charges of damaging property, the teen's car was stolen. Strickland's 2008 BMW was stolen from his home on Saturday according to Tabor City Police. The vehicle was recovered later in the day out in the county off of Fair Bluff Road.

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