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Man charged with assault after punching police officer in the head

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A man already facing felony charges is now charged with assault after police say he punched an officer in the head during his arrest yesterday afternoon. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Wendy Strickland

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videoSouth Topsail Elementary teacher Wendy Strickland is loved by many; the proof is in the numbers, check out how many people showed up to help surprise her for WWAY's Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Cat burned by flames after residents escape early-morning house fire

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videoFire crews are investigating after they say several residents escaped a burning home that caught fire in the early morning hours, leaving a pet with injuries. Full story...
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City Council protests stop for now

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videoSupporters of pay increases for Wilmington Police and Firefighter employees have stopped demonstrating at Wilmington Council Meetings for now. Full story...
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Youth violence is a 'crisis' in Wilmington

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videoCity Manager Sterling Cheatham presented a report on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington Tuesday after hosting several forums over the winter for the report. Cheatham said they found the youth often lack family structure, good education and meaningful jobs. Full story...
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Kure Beach votes on seismic testing

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videoKure beach's town council won't say no to seismic testing. “We need to find out what’s out there,” said Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth in support of seismic testing, “that’s all we need to do is just test and find out what’s out there.” Full story...
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Wilmington's Municipal Golf Course renovations a go

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videoWilmington City Council members vote to go forward with the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course restoration. They also decided it was best to do it all at once. So, crews will fix the greens, practice greens and fairway bunkers. Full story...
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Burgaw man shot in confrontation, dog killed

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A Burgaw man was shot Monday afternoon during a confrontation with his neighbor, Burgaw Police Chief Montrina Sutton said. Full story...
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USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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The federal government is satisfied that North Carolina's Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local social service offices. Full story...
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UNC investigator meets with Willingham

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The reading specialist who questioned the literacy level of athletes being admitted to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has met with an investigator looking into academic fraud at the school. In an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday, Mary Willingham said she met off-campus with Kenneth Wainstein for about two hours on Monday. Full story...
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McCrory, tax overhaul opponents differ on result

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Gov. Pat McCrory and other North Carolina conservative leaders remain convinced last year's tax overhaul law will result in more money in people's wallets and more jobs, even as critics insist most people will see higher taxes. McCrory used Tuesday's tax filing deadline to celebrate lower income and corporate income tax rates approved by the legislature. Full story...
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Off-duty Tarboro police officer killed in wreck

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Authorities say an off-duty Tarboro police officer is dead after the car he was driving collided with an N.C. Department of Transportation excavator truck in Edgecombe County. Chief Damon Williams said Charles Johnson, a 24-year veteran of the force, was killed Tuesday. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Gym etiquette

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videoSome people really like working out but hate going to the gym because it can be intimidating or annoying. But, it doesn't have to be if everyone is respectful. That is something that Planet Fitness promotes. Full story...
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Local runners get ready for Boston Marathon

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video As the country remembers the lives that were lost, and those who were injured, 39 runners from the Cape Fear are getting ready to make the trip up North for the 118th Boston Marathon. Full story...
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