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AGs concerned about human trafficking ads on website

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Backpage.com needs to step up efforts to remove advertising for human trafficking, especially ads that could involve children, say Attorney General Roy Cooper and 45 other state attorneys general. Full story...
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"The Big Talker FM" hosting special Monkey Junction Annexation show Thursday

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There have been so many folks that have been involved in this fight, yet the petitions are not coming in as quickly as they did in Southport. We really want to get the word out about this central location where folks stop by, talk with legislators and activists about this issue, and get information directly from the Board of Elections Director. Full story...
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Thompson: Storm debris not county's problem

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video It's been three days since Hurricane Irene, but debris still litters many New Hanover County yards. County leaders are waiting to see if FEMA will pick up the bill for the clean-up, but for now, one commissioner says it's not the county's responsibility and he doesn't wanna pay for it. Full story...
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Topsail soccer & volleyball both win.... Laney soccer defeats West Carteret

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video Topsail has one of the best 2-A soccer teams in the east. They've got an outstanding volleyball team too. Laney picked up another win on Tuesday. Click video to see it all on WWAY online. Full story...
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Orton's Bar and Poolroom closing

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It is just that kind of place. Orton's in Wilmington has been serving drinks on Front Street for a long time. A short walk down the stairs, raise a few glasses and lift your spirits. Orton's has been a world famous poolroom for quite a while as well. It is even home to a world record. Full story...
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Miller-Motte Technical College back in session Wednesday

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Power has been restored and classes will resume as normal tomorrow at Miller-Motte Technical College in Wilmington. The school lost power during Hurricane Irene over the weekend. Power was restored around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Beaches look for Labor Day bounce back

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Hurricane Irene took a toll on beach businesses this past weekend, but many are hoping Labor Day weekend will make up for the loss. Full story...
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Area beaches survive Irene with little erosion

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video The higher than normal tides and massive waves caused by Hurricane Irene were predicted to wreak havoc on our area's beaches, but thanks to the shift in her track, the impact was minimal. Full story...
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'Swamp Logger' chats with Rotarians

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A TV star from the the Discovery Channel's "Swamp Loggers" rolled into downtown Wilmington today. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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