FIRST ON 3: Sheriff's chopper officially sold
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 12:24pm.

New Hanover County no longer owns a helicopter. The county says Kenneth Pyatt from Sky Helicopters out of Garland, TX, came to town today. Pyatt had the highest bid in an online auction for the helicopter.

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State Republicans want to know why Gov. Perdue was at a horse race while storms devastated state
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 10:39am.

Given the inconsistencies and many unanswered questions from Governor Perdue and her staff regarding the events of Saturday, April 16, 2011, the North Carolina Republican Party has officially requested all documents concerning, referencing, or pertaining to travel by Governor Perdue from the Office of the Governor.

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Appeals court rejects appeal in Air Force captain's death
Submitted by Katelyn Supa on Thu, 04/21/2011 - 6:36am.

A federal appeals court has refused to consider a request for a new trial for a former Fayetteville psychologist convicted in her husband's death.

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Cape Fear World War II veterans honored
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 11:09pm.

video The event started even before dawn, and with arrival at ILM you knew it would be a special day. The fire department was there to say hello to the veterans getting ready for their Honor Flight.

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Latino parents learn about higher education benefits
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 9:36pm.

video Graduation is only a few weeks away for high schoolers, but an event at North Brunswick High School hopes to gear up Latino students and parents for higher education.

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Helmet requirements loosened for adult ATV drivers
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 9:15pm.

North Carolina legislators have agreed to exempt adult drivers of all-terrain vehicles from helmet and eye protection requirements while riding on private property.

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Power restored throughout N.C.
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 9:10pm.

The lights are back on for nearly everyone in North Carolina who lost electricity during the deadly spring storms. Progress Energy announced late Wednesday that virtually all power has been restored to its customers. A handful of homes and businesses were damaged too badly for service to be restored.

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Handler and K-9 testify in Strickland arson trial
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 6:21pm.

video On the third day of trial prosecutors called up special agents Wednesday with the State Bureau of Investigation in the arson case against Allen "Frog" Strickland. The teen is accused of burning his own home in an attempt to collect money from his insurance.

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Oil spill demo raises concerns about offshore drilling
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 5:59pm.

Beach go-ers witnessed an oil spill on Wrightsville Beach today, complete with Hazmat workers and injured marine life.

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Soaring airline and gas prices turn vacations into stay-cations
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 04/20/2011 - 5:49pm.

video Temperatures are rising, and that means tourism season has begun. But temperatures aren't the only things on the rise.

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