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  1. Halvorson, Miller, Hastings are top athletes at Highland GamesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    Braidy Miller, 49, of Lebanon, Tenn., tosses the sheaf - a 20-pound burlap sack of hay - Saturday, July 14, at the 63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games in Linville, N.C., where he was named Scottish Athlete of the Games. Wes Kiser winds up to throw the 28-pound weight for distance at the 63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, held July 12-15 at Grandfather Mountain in Linville.

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  2. Record 89-degree water temp recorded off N Carolina coastRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    A long spell of hot, humid weather had the ocean off the southeastern North Carolina coast feeling more like bathwater. The National Weather Service said the water was 89 degrees Fahrenheit at Johnnie Mercers Fishing Pier in Wrightsville Beach on Friday.

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  3. Vince Vaughn arrested for DUIRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 10, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    The 48-year-old actor is said to have been taken into custody for driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the early hours of Sunday morning in Manhattan Beach, California. According to TMZ.com , the 'Hacksaw Ridge' actor was allegedly arrested at around 4am, after being "stopped at a checkpoint while driving with a passenger in his car."

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  4. Building in North Carolina city in danger of collapseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    News outlets reported a block was closed Thursday because of the threat of collapse of a three-story building housing a business on the ground floor and apartments on the upper floors. Wilmington spokeswoman Malissa Talbert said those living in the building have been evacuated as crews work to stabilize the building.

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  5. Just 2 projects use NC's film grants so far this fiscal yearRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    With one month left in the fiscal year, a feature film and ads for a home improvement chain are the only projects to take advantage of North Carolina's film grant program. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the program has attracted "Words on Bathroom Walls" that's filming in Wilmington and five commercials for Home Depot.

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  6. North Carolina woman gets at least 10 years in fatal wreckRead the original story w/Photo

    May 22, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    A North Carolina woman has been sentenced to at least 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in a wreck that killed her 13-month-old son. Media outlets reported that 30-year-old Melissa Ann Henderson pleaded guilty in Wilmington on Monday to reckless child endangerment, death by motor vehicle and serious injury by motor vehicle.

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  7. Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to electionsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a similar battle following protests over teacher pay that shut down schools statewide in recent months, transforming education funding into a major midterm campaign issue in many states.

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  8. Teachers seeking more resources fill North Carolina streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    New Hanover County Schools teachers board a bus in Wilmington, N.C., bound for a rally in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 16, 2018. The recent wave of teacher activism sweeping through conservative, tax-cutting states has washed into North Carolina, where educators have pledged to fill the streets and bring their demands for better pay and school resources to legislators' doorstep.

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  9. N Carolina cookie dough spill spreads sweet stuff on streetRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    A truck carrying cookie dough created a sticky situation when it had lost some of its load on a North Carolina highway. Pender County officials tell news outlets the truck's cargo was sent onto U.S. Route 17 northeast of Wilmington near the New Hanover-Pender county line.

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  10. Democrats talking about legislative, fall campaign agendaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    North Carolina Democratic lawmakers are fanning across the state to talk about their legislative agenda before this year's annual session and for the fall campaign season. House and Senate members scheduled simultaneous news conferences Monday morning in six cities from Asheville to Wilmington.

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  11. 2 teens arrested in North Carolina shooting deathRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    Wilmington Police spokeswoman Jennifer Dandron told local media that 18-year-old Devontae Ronnie Mitchell and a 15-year-old have been arrested in the shooting death. Nineteen-year-old Tomar Bloodworth of Wilmington was shot Tuesday night.

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  12. North Carolina county begins collecting abandoned boatsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    The StarNews of Wilmington reports Brunswick County commissioners adopted an ordinance last year addressing the problem. The sheriff's office has posted warnings on boats believed to be abandoned and tracking down the owners.

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  13. Water exec: Uncertain mix of chemicals from consumer tapsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 26, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    A public water utility studied what it was serving to its 200,000 North Carolina customers and found it contained multiple unregulated industrial chemicals with uncertain health effects, including some substances that university researchers didn't know existed, legislators learned Thursday. State lawmakers heard from chemists at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and a top executive of the Wilmington area's main water utility as they try to figure out how the state should respond to rising concern about the prevalence of untested chemicals in drinking water.

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  14. NC highway marker to honor refuge for Jews fleeing GermanyRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 17, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    A state highway historical marker honoring a farm tract that was a refuge for Jews fleeing Nazi Germany is going up in eastern North Carolina. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the commemoration ceremony for the Van Eeden colony will be held Wednesday at the Pender County Public Library in Burgaw.

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  15. North Carolina agency says chemical makers liedRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper wants to tackle an emerging problem of water and air pollution from industrial chemicals by beefing up the state's health and environmental agencies, a move legislators have resisted. Cooper proposed Tuesday spending $14 million with half of the money to find sources of water contamination or collecting and analyzing data on how to handle perfluorinated compounds like GenX.

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  16. Jeffrey (Jeff) L. RaganRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 10, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    Jeffrey L. Ragan, 54, of Wilmington, N.C., formerly of Watauga County, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He was born July 25, 1963, at Watauga Hospital, Boone, NC.

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  17. 1 person killed in fire at North Carolina apartmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 29, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    The StarNews of Wilmington reported that Battalion Chief D.E. Grafius said crews were called to a home around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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  18. Wesley Randy AlleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    Wesley Randy Alley, 67, native of Hudson, N.C., and resident of Brookdale Senior Living Center, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, March 26, 2018. Randy was born in Lenoir, N.C., to Clem M. and Norene Livingston Alley on May 17, 1950.

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  19. Commercial fishermen oppose NCarolina clampdown on licensesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 25, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    North Carolina fishermen who make seafood their business are resisting efforts to change rules that may allow some to skirt recreational catch limits. The StarNews of Wilmington reports that commercial fishermen want state legislators to reject the changes proposed by the state Marine Fisheries Commission last month.

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  20. Dr. Conway Hamilton FicklenRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Watauga Democrat

    Dr. Conway Hamilton Ficklen was born on September 7, 1926, in Lexington, Kentucky, and died on March 6, 2018, in Wilmington, N.C. The son of the late Vivian Conway and Marian Tompkins Ficklen, he spent his boyhood in Hazard, Kentucky. Following high school he served in the United States Navy during World War II.

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