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Fewer people out of work

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There is some good news on the unemployment front. The March numbers are out and unemployment rates decreased in every county in our viewing area. Full story...
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Room makeover is extreme for local boy

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videoA 15-year-old New Hanover County boy who is battling leukemia hasn't had a real bedroom to call his own for some time, but thanks to the Welcome Home Angel organization, Zach came home from a fishing trip to a brand new bedroom. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride: Calabash means seafood

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videoIf you are in Calabash, it is difficult to miss the seafood restaurants throughout town that offer some of the best eating in the area. Full story...
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Pre-K programs could see cuts of 25%

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videoWhile our state is being recognized for it's superior quality pre-school education by researchers, state lawmakers are faced with cutting early childhood education funding. Popular programs like Smart Start and More at Four may be in the cross fire. Full story...
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Man flees from police after being pulled over, crashes into another vehicle

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videoWilmington police are currently in route to arrest a man on felony charges. He was initially stopped for speeding over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this afternoon but now he's in much bigger trouble. Full story...
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Marino on Money: April 23

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videoThe national debt has a lot of us worried these days. In Thursday's Marino on Money, certified financial planner Ross Marino takes a look at what happens if we can't pay it off. Full story...
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Lifeguards try to save lives of animals

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Calling all Wrightsville Beach lifeguards past and present; you're being asked to save the lives of animals this time around. Full story...
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What's Happening: April 24-26

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videoSpring festivals and fireworks, a car show and a chance to get a good book on the cheap; all that, and more is going on this weekend. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride celebrates history of Calabash

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videoWWAY will be live in Calabash Friday for this week's edition of our Cape Fear Pride series. Calabash is known for its seafood, and the little town has certainly grown over the years. Full story...
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Fowler resigns as Columbus County attorney

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The Columbus County attorney resigned this week amid allegations that he was doing personal business on the tax payers’ dime. Full story...
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Game over for theives who steal from church

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videoTemptation proved to be too much for five people arrested for stealing from a New Hanover County church. Six video game systems were taken from Northside Baptist Church. Half have been recovered, even after thieves pawned them for cash. Full story...
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Thousands evacuated because of fire

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videoAbout 2,500 people have been evacuated, mostly in the Barefoot Landing area near North Myrtle Beach. Smoke and ash from the Horry County fire will impact the entire Brunswick County Area.

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Deputies shut down marijuana growing house

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videoColumbus County Sheriff's Deputies seized hundreds of thousands of dollars in marijuana plants, shutting down a growing house.

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Interview with Kristen Dalton, the new Miss USA

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videoYou've probably heard by now that a 22-year-old Wilmington woman is now the reigning Miss USA. Kristen Dalton is a Hoggard High School grad, and won the crown in Las Vegas on Sunday. WWAY had the chance to interview her about her big win, and the controversy surrounding the contest. Full story...
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Area hotels hope convention center boosts business

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videoIt's not business as usual at area hotels. Companies are cutting their budgets left and right, and one of the first things to go is non-essential travel. Full story...
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