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Cape Fear Pride Whiteville Stories - History of Whiteville

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videoEach week during March, we take a trip to Whiteville for Cape Fear Pride. Tonight we take travel back in time. Here's a history lesson from Akil Greene, of Central Middle School, about the origins of the growing Columbus County town. Full story...
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Two more cases of rabies in New Hanover County

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Two more rabies cases have been confirmed in New Hanover County. That makes seven cases in the past month. Full story...
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Missing Wilmington woman found in Arizona

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has canceled the missing person alert for Karla Ranee Moss-Harrigan. Full story...
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Feds say NC man used Ponzi scheme for lavish life

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Federal investigators say a North Carolina man operated a multimillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that he used to feed a lavish lifestyle that included a Maserati sports car and extravagant parties. Full story...
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Road work at NC speedway to receive stimulus funds

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North Carolina transportation officials plan to spend $3.5 million in federal stimulus funds to help finance road improvements near a speedway, even though the track's owner agreed to pay the costs. Full story...
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NC high school student makes choking game PSA

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A high school sophomore in North Carolina is producing a public service announcement about the dangers of the so-called "choking game" after one of her friends died. Full story...
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WWAY Goes to Washington: NC representatives discuss the stimulus plan

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videoDuring our visit to Washington last week, NewsChannel 3 spoke with our three representatives in Congress about the stimulus plan. In part two of our special report from the nation's capital, they share what they think about it and how to make sure the money makes a positive impact for you.

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Law enforcement dog bites suspect as car is searched

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A Brunswick County man was treated at the hospital Tuesday after being bitten by a law enforcement dog. Full story...
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Fire at North Brunswick High closes school for the day

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There will not be any classes for students at North Brunswick High School Wednesday. A fire broke out in the wood shop on the Leland campus around 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Full story...
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Connolly disgraces Southport badge

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videoJames Connolly used to be a Southport police officer. A year ago, he arrested Arlanda Lee McDuffie after he found him in possession of a gram of cocaine. When it came time to provide the evidence, Connolly couldn't do it. Full story...
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NHC layoffs made, county saves $1.5 million

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Twenty-seven New Hanover employees were let go Tuesday. Manager Bruce Shell met with the heads of county departments to discuss the layoffs this morning. Full story...
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Residents escape fire at Wilmington halfway house

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Eight residents of a Wilmington halfway house escaped a fire Tuesday morning, thanks to an alert Wilmington police officer. Full story...
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Sin Tax and money for education highlight Perdue's proposed budget

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue unveiled her proposed state budget Tuesday. Creating jobs and stabilizing our state's economy are a few of her top priorities. Despite the state facing the worst budget crunch in decades, Perdue is hoping to close a multi-billion dollar gap in the state's budget.

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Corey Vann's family raising reward money

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It has been about a month and a half since 20-year-old Corey Vann was found dead along River Road in New Hanover County. His family is still desperate for answers. Full story...
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Former Oak Island police dispatcher is suing town

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In a lawsuit filed Monday, Leah Welch claims she was sexually harassed by her former Sergeant Paul Demello. Full story...
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