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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The voice on the other end of the line

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a voice on the other end of the line. Roscoe Harris is a New Hanover County Public Safety Telecommunicator. Full story...
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Firefighters bike from 'Ground Zero' to remember fallen heroes

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videoFirefighters from New York are showing their support of the navy seal community. They’re riding their bikes from ground zero to Fort Pierce, Florida, with a brief stop here in the Port City. With them is a 14-foot steel beam from the world trade center 9/11 attack. Full story...
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Some 911 cellphone calls lack accurate information

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A coalition pushing a federal agency to update wireless technology for emergency callers is pointing to problems in North Carolina to raise awareness of the issue. Full story...
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911 tapes describe events surrounding Pizza Hut shooting

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video Newly released 911 tapes are shining a new light on the way events unfolded outside a Wilmington Pizza Hut on Friday night. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Hear woman's call to 911 demanding $300k to end chase

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videoA woman sent deputies on a high speed chase overnight in Supply, and asks 911 for $300,000 to pull over. Full story...
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Nine-year-old honored as hero

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New Hanover County Commissioners and emergency responders say a nine-year-old girl is a hero. Ella Flewwellin saved her mom's life by calling 911 when she had a seizure. Full story...
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Brunswick County 911 service restored

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Technicians have restored partial service to the Brunswick County Central Communications (911) Center after an equipment failure early this morning caused a temporary loss of 911 service. 911 operators were notified of the failure shortly after 3 a.m. and immediately began routing calls to the New Hanover County 911 Center, which serves as a backup for Brunswick County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: County doubts new equipment led to problem with 911 calls during fire

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video A family from Columbus County lost their home along with all of their possessions last week in a house fire. As you saw FIRST ON 3 this weekend, Brian and Amy Smith say they repeatedly called 911 during the fire, but could not get in touch with an operator. Now Columbus County Emergency Management says it is investigating what happened. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Family loses home to fire, unable to get a hold of 911 operator

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video A Columbus County family lost their home and all of their possessions after a house fire last week. The couple was not able to get in touch with a 9-1-1 operator at the time of the fire. Full story...
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New Hanover 911 lines restored

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New Hanover County 911 telephone lines have been restored and are functioning as expected. Full story...
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Tourists spotted body in river, called 911

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video A couple vacationing from Raleigh told us they were walking along the Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington Sunday. They looked into the river about 20 feet from the Hilton, and saw Joanne Dacuno floating face down. Full story...
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Texting your emergencies to 911

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videoTexting has become a popular form of communication for all ages, but it could soon become the best form of communication for all emergencies. Full story...
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New Hanover County 911 dispatchers have a long, but rewarding job

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videoWhen you have an emergency, someone has to be there to answer your 911 call, no matter the hour. For 911 dispatchers, that means early morning hours and long days. Full story...
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911 hang-ups jam emergency dispatchers

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911 dispatchers are supposed to get help to people in need, but dispatchers in our area say their call centers are getting jammed with hang-ups. Full story...
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Responders say new 911 system has dangerous holes

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videoThe Brunswick County 911 center just got a new system. But first responders say new, doesn't necessarily mean better. First responders say the multi-million dollar system paid for by tax payers has dead zones and holes that are putting the community at risk. Full story...
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