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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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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. Full story...
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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire

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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. Full story...
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Study: Young Black & Hispanic men likely to end up jobless, imprisoned or dead

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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. Full story...
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Tough safety standards for cribs going into effect

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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. Full story...
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1,000 acres still burning in Dare County refuge fire

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Dare County officials say the fire in the Alligator River Nature Preserve fire is 97 percent contained. Full story...
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Special Olympics camp kicks off

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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. Full story...
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Hearing may be end of road for breast cancer drug

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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. Full story...
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Driver dines on donuts as truck overturns

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Authorities say the driver of an 18-wheeler was distracted by doughnuts when he overturned his big rig in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Panel looks to better middle school scores in South

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North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue and other southern officials are discussing how improving middle school achievement will get students ready for high school. Full story...
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Scam paver no-show at contempt hearing

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A paver banned from working in North Carolina was a no-show this morning in Wake County Court. Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the NC Department of Justice says a lawyer for Tommy Clack, who got his start in Wilmington, did attend the criminal contempt hearing. Full story...
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