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ONLY ON 3: Bachmann, Perry on the campaign trail

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video While the Presidential candidates may be focused on South Carolina, WWAY NewsChannel 3 is making sure they don't forget about southeastern North Carolina. WWAY's Asha Dave was the ONLY Wilmington reporter to cover Perry as he visited Florence, SC, and Bachmann as she held a town hall meeting in Myrtle Beach. Full story...
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One dead, one hurt after domestic dispute leads to shooting at hospital

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A woman is dead and a man hurt after a shooting at a hospital in Whiteville this morning. Law enforcement sources tell WWAY that a domestic dispute involving two men and a woman led to the shooting outside Columbus Regional Healthcare System around 7 a.m. Full story...
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Tabor City child dies in lawn mower accident

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video In what neighbors say was a tragic accident, Mario Lewis Jr. lost his life Wednesday afternoon. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man feeling lucky after lightning strike

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video What started as a typical Sunday afternoon with family quickly turned into some scary moments for a Columbus County man. That's because lightning struck nearby causing him to lose his sight and hearing temporarily. Full story...
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5TH QUARTER: Rain delay, lightning delay & power outage at BB&T Jamboree, but well worth the wait

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video The 25th Annual BB&T Jamboree started late, but it turned out to be a wild and woolly night with a lot of scoring at Legion Stadium. Full story...
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Why did FBI agent call 911 to help 'Frog' at Soles's house?

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video The R.C. Soles-Allen Strickland saga continues in Columbus County, but now a federal agent is involved. Recently a special agent with the FBI called Columbus County 911 after he got a call from Strickland. The agent told an operator that the former senator may have assaulted the teen. Full story...
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5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Strickland case delayed; you can have TCPD phone numbers, too

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videoAnother day and yet another court date for a young man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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McIntyre: Focus should be local, not on Washington in wake of credit downgrade

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We caught up with Rep. Mike McIntyre today in Brunswick Ccounty and asked him for his thoughts about Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating. The congressman says southeastern North Carolina cannot focus on the debate in Washington, but rather should focus our attention here locally to boost our own economy. Full story...
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Strickland turns self in after more vandalism at Soles's house

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video Another strange chapter in the relationship between R.C. Soles and a teenage boy. Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in this morning after yet another vandalism incident at the former senator's house. Full story...
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