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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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Sexting is an issue parents should become aware of

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videoParents, you may want to take a closer look at your kids' cell phones. Sexting is the act of sending nude or partially nude, pictures through cell phones. And it is becoming more prevalent among teens. Full story...
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Film industry looking for bigger tax incentives from North Carolina

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videoThis is not a great time to be looking for a bigger tax break from the cash-strapped state of North Carolina, but that's exactly what our film industry is doing. They say they have to in order to stay competitive. Full story...
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NC officials say state is owed more than $500M

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North Carolina officials say the state is owed more than $500 million in unpaid taxes that could help cover a record $2 billion revenue shortfall. Full story...
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Hearing scheduled in '95 Ft. Bragg shooting case

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An Army paratrooper who pleaded guilty in a 1995 shooting that killed one soldier and wounded 18 others is facing another motions hearing at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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NC plant begins laying off workers in Hickory

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Workers at a North Carolina cable systems plant are being laid off, as part of a plan announced earlier this year. Full story...
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WWAY Goes to Washington: Who represents us in Congress

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videoLast week, NewsChannel 3 traveled to Washington and talked with the two men and one woman who represent us in Congress. In the first part of this special report, we find out who they are and how they serve us.

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New traffic enforcement initiative will concentrate on various violations

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The kick-off for a new traffic enforcement program is taking place Tuesday afternoon. The new initiative is called Wilmington AWARE, or Area-Wide Aggressive Road Enforcement. Full story...
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Undercover drug deal leads to car chase, suspect caught

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videoAn undercover drug deal Monday night ended with detectives getting their man, but not without the suspect putting up a fight. Full story...
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Obama rejects SC gov's bid to use stimulus on debt

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The Obama administration has rejected South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's request to use $700 million in federal stimulus cash to pay down state debt. Full story...
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Perdue has tough choices with NC budget plan

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After writing state budgets as a legislator, Gov. Beverly Perdue now tries her hand at a spending proposal as North Carolina's chief executive. Full story...
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Budget shortfall threatens Brunswick DARE program

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videoThe DARE program has been run by the town of Leland for the past three years. Now, budget concerns may mean an end to it. The town wants to take DARE officer Sherry Lewis off her education route, and switch her on regular police patrol. Full story...
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New Hanover County to announce layoffs Tuesday

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videoThe axe will fall Tuesday for more than two dozen New Hanover County employees. The layoffs are part of the county's effort to make up the 2008-2009-budget deficit. Full story...
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Probation violation a growing trend

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videoOur jails are more crowded than ever. To combat that, judges often give out probation instead of jail time, but with a limited number of probation officers to manage them, the number of people violating the terms of their probation has gone sky high. Full story...
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More celebrities coming out to the 2009 Azalea Festival

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Another big Azalea Festival announcement came Monday. They include Nicholas Braun and Joe Gallison. Full story...
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