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McCrory signs bill sponsored by late lawmaker

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Legislation to protect health care workers sponsored by a North Carolina lawmaker who died last weekend has been signed into law. Gov. Pat McCrory signed the bill sponsored by the late Rep. Jim Fulghum on Tuesday. Full story...
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New fire stations plan moving forward

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videoThe planning continues for two new fire stations in Wilmington. The Wilmington City council listened to a presentation from the Wilmington Fire Chief Buddy Martinette on station reconfiguration Tuesday night. Full story...
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NC 11 Bridge closed for repairs

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Drivers will have to cross the river in Wilmington or Elizabethtown to cross the Cape Fear River in this area. W.R. Marsh, the Resident Engineer, said the closure is due to damage from being struck by a piece of equipment Monday evening. Full story...
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Crew diverts Delta flight to Raleigh-Durham

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A Delta Air Lines flight heading for Atlanta was diverted to Raleigh-Durham International Airport after the crew noticed some vibration after takeoff. Flight 2339 left from Reagan National Airport in Washington. A statement from the airline said out of an abundance of caution, the crew decided to divert the MD-88 to RDU. It landed around 3 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Class focuses on proper car seat use for special needs kids

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video New Hanover County Fire Rescue helped sponsor a training class for transporting children with special health needs. The class taught technicians who work with families how to use car seats correctly. Full story...
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Women rally in Wilmington for maternity safety

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videoSome Wilmington moms are taking part in a national rally spanning 170 cities about maternity care for women. Full story...
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Mobile apps, gadgets give parents control over kids' phone, safety

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videoThe school year is getting underway, and with all of the new, high-tech phones on the market, school offices will soon be filling up with confiscated devices. So what can you do to keep your student safe and out of trouble when it comes to cell phones? Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marines train, prepare for amphibious emergency

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Members of the Marine Corps Combat Logistics Battalion 24 are training to support civilian authorities in the event of a state or national emergency. Full story...
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WFD fans flames of safety for area limousine drivers

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videoMany come to southeastern North Carolina to let their hair down and have a little fun, now the party is going to be a little safer thanks to the Wilmington Fire Department. Full story...
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NC House panel to review school safety bill

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A bipartisan public school safety bill hailed by its sponsors as among the most comprehensive in the nation is getting its first review by North Carolina House members. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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Children discuss school safety

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video Brunswick County students tell GMC anchor Ashley Jacobs they feel safe at school, even after hearing horrific details of the Sandy Hook tragedy and the kidnapping of 5-year-old Ethan in Alabama. Full story...
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Teachers get lesson in gun training

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In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary, teachers in the Triangle have responded by spending their Sunday in the classroom, in a free firearms training course. Full story...
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East Bladen HS trying to raise $10k for new football helmets

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videoThe season is over for East Bladen High School's football team, and some of its equipment is also done for good. With such a high risk for head injuries during games, safety standards for helmets are strongly enforced. Full story...
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Safety Officials pitch in for Child Passenger Safety Week

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The Wilmington Police and Fire Departments are teaming up to help improve child safety. Full story...
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