'Help for the Holidays' one-day blitz sets record
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 5:26pm.

This area has always been known for helping people in need. Yesterday you proved it once again.

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Nuclear plant staff donates bikes to kids
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:56pm.

Kids in the Cape Fear are getting an early Christmas present. Employees at Progress Energy's Brunswick Nuclear Plant are donating more than 1,700 bikes to elementary school children in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties.

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Atypical Facebook users react to founder as Time's Person of the Year
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:51pm.

video Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010. From business to family, Facebook touches millions of people's lives in millions of different ways.

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Group helps save animals from certain death at shelters
Submitted by Katie Harden on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:38pm.

video Many area animal shelters are filled to the brim with animals who need homes. Often, these dogs and cats remain unadopted and eventually may have to be put down in order to make room for the other animals. That's where a local organization steps in to help.

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Senate passes package extending Bush tax cuts; Hagan votes NO, Burr votes YES
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:35pm.

video While House Democrats continue to fight back against extending Bush-era tax cuts, it was no contest today in the Senate. Eighty-one senators voted today to extend the cuts, but one North Carolina senator voted no.

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More dead pelicans discovered along beach; Some decapitated
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 4:09pm.

Dead pelicans continue to wash up along the southeastern North Carolina coast, and now some of them are turning up decapitated.

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Verizon helps make holidays brighter for domestic violence victims
Submitted by Asha Dave on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 3:59pm.

Gift-giving season is in full swing, but some members of our community are more worried about their safety than the holidays. Employees at Wilmington's Verizon Wireless Call Center help victims of domestic violence each year by teaming up to buy presents for families in need.

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Toys for Tots distributes Christmas bounty
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 3:34pm.

video Times are tough for so many families, and that means the possibility of doing without some things many of us take for granted at Christmas. But Toys for Tots makes sure needy children will have something under tree.

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AAA sees holiday travel rising 3.1%
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 3:33pm.

AAA says 92.3 million people are expected to travel 50 miles or more from home during that stretch.

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DIRECTV to pay $13.25 million for misleading ads, AG says
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/15/2010 - 1:33pm.

North Carolina, along with 48 other states and the District of Columbia, has won an agreement to get DIRECTV to reform its deceptive advertising and other misleading business practices, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today.

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