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Columbus County News

FIRST ON 3: Magistrate explains decision not to arrest Soles

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The magistrate who issued a criminal summons for R.C. Soles yesterday says there was no reason to arrest the former senator, who was accused of beating a man. Magistrate Tucker Ward says it left to his discretion either to arrest Soles or to serve him with a criminal summons. Full story...
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Duke, Progress want limits on NC's merger hearings

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Duke Energy and Progress Energy are asking North Carolina regulators to skip consideration of the economy in deciding whether to approve the companies' merger into the country's largest electric utility. Full story...
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WWAY's Week 5 high school football preview

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video Week number five of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Half of our area teams will begin conference play on Friday. A few teams will have the night off. Some schools are still finishing out non-conference play. Full story...
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Soles charged with assault with a deadly weapon

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video The controversy surrounding R.C. Soles continues as the former state senator once again faces criminal charges. Soles is accused of beating a man on his property Saturday morning. Full story...
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State, local leaders kicking around incentives for 'Project Soccer'

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video A new business could be coming to the Cape Fear, and it could bring thousands of jobs with it, but incentives could be the key for "Project Soccer." Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Sasser defends bond policy

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video As you saw ONLY ON 3 last night, in the last four months, hundreds of people in Columbus County, including some with violent charges, have been issued unsecured bonds. The judge responsible for the new bond policy spoke to WWAY this afternoon to defend the policy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus County bondsman says unsecured bonds are out of control

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video A bond is supposed to keep criminal suspects behind bars. But, in the last four months, hundreds of people in Columbus County, including some with violent charges, have been issued unsecured bonds. Full story...
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FEMA: $12M approved for NC Irene relief

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Nearly $12 million in state and federal money has been approved for people in North Carolina affected by Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: B.J. Wright has another brush with the law over the weekend

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video B.J. Wright is on the radar again. Sunday morning around 1:00 a.m., he was riding with a woman named Crystal Gayle Lee when state troopers say Lee ran a checkpoint. They chased Lee and Wright and eventually Lee decided to pull over. Full story...
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Week # 4 - High School Scoreboard

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Week four of the high school football season is complete. Topsail is no longer undefeated. Hoggard, Laney and North Brunswick remain unbeaten. In fact the Vikings, Bucs and Scorpions all posted impressive victories and for the second week in a row all four high schools in New Hanover County won. Full story...
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