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ONLY ON 3: Uncle forgives man charged with grandmother's murder
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:52pm.

video Betty Smith Pace, 75, was known as a loving and prideful woman by friends and family. She raised her grandson, Jesse Pace, who is now accused of her murder.

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Crews set fires to fight Juniper Road Fire
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:39pm.

On the eastern side of Pender County crews continue fighting the Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Firefighters say they now have 25 percent containment on the 21,500-acre fire.

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19-year-old drowns at Carolina Beach
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:13pm.

Carolina Beach Police Chief William Younginer says Geoffrey Okinyi and two other men were on an intertube when a wave flipped them over. Younginer says the men did not know how to swim. He says two of the men got help back to the beach where they told a lifeguard about their missing friend.

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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:02pm.

video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled.

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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 2:28pm.

video Crews battling wildfires in Pender County since last week have yet another fire on their hands. Over the weekend, the Blueberry Farm Fire rekindled in Sampson County and crossed into Pender. It forced residents of Lizzie Henry Road to be evacuated Saturday.

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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 2:16pm.

Fifty-one percent of Hispanic male high school graduates ages 15-24 and 45 percent of African-American males in that category will end up unemployed, incarcerated or dead, according to a study issued this week by the College Board’s Advocacy & Policy Center.

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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 1:43pm.

Beginning Tuesday, the government is prohibiting the manufacture, sale or even re-sale of drop-side baby cribs, which have been blamed in the deaths of dozens of children.

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1,000 acres still burning in Dare County refuge fire
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 1:41pm.

Dare County officials say the fire in the Alligator River Nature Preserve fire is 97 percent contained.

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Special Olympics camp kicks off
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 1:01pm.

Some special kids around the Cape Fear are getting a special treat this week Their week is full of soccer, kickball and all sorts of games, and it's all put on by the Special Olympics.

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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug
Submitted by WWAY on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 11:44am.

The best-selling cancer drug in the world comes under federal scrutiny once again this week, as drugmaker Roche makes a last-ditch effort to keep its drug Avastin approved for breast cancer, despite evidence that it is ineffective against the disease.

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