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  1. Report: Captain "daydreaming" when ferry groundedRead the original story

    14 hrs ago | WBTV

    A Coast Guard report concludes the captain of a Bald Head Island ferry was likely daydreaming when the vessel ran aground in the Cape Fear River last year, injuring 13 passengers and a crew member. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the ferry with 30 passengers aboard was outside the main channel and hit a sandbar Dec. 17. The report concludes the captain was lost in thought or daydreaming because he could not explain to investigators what happened.

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  2. About 30,000 expected at NC Oyster FestivalRead the original story

    Saturday Oct 18 | WBTV

    Oyster lovers will be turning their attention this weekend to Ocean Isle Beach, where a festival is expected to draw at least 30,000 people. The StarNews of Wilmington reports visitors are expected to consume an estimated 200 bushels during the 34th annual North Carolina Oyster Festival, which will be held Saturday and Sunday in Brunswick County.

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  3. Highlights from the US Senate debate in WilmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2014 | WBTV

    Democrat Kay Hagan, Republican Thom Tillis and Libertarian Sean Haugh gathered at the WECT/FOX WILMINGTON studio Thursday night for what is likely the final televised US Senate debate. The League of Women Voters sponsored forum gave Haugh his first chance to stand shoulder to shoulder with the two leading senate candidates wanting to represent North Carolina in the nation's capitol - a place Haugh believes has too much control - in most areas ranging from the economy to marriage.

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  4. US Senate debateRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | WBTV

    Democrat Kay Hagan, Republican Thom Tillis, and Libertarian Sean Haugh gathered at the WECT/FOX WILMINGTON studio Thursday night for what is likely the final televised US Senate debate. For Haugh this was his first time being included in the debate.

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  5. 3 NC Senate candidates debating in WilmingtonRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 9 | WBTV

    The two major-party candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina will be joined by the Libertarian Party candidate in what's likely the final televised debate for the seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Sean Haugh of Durham hasn't appeared in the two previous televised debates by Hagan and Republican rival Thom Tillis because he failed to meet polling qualifications.

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  6. Offshore oil, renewables in NC coast's future?Read the original story

    Thursday Oct 9 | WBTV

    Energy industry leaders are heading for the North Carolina coast to discuss a future that could have offshore oil arriving onshore through pipelines, clusters of wind turbines among the waves and solar panels feeding electricity into the power grid. The head of the American Petroleum Institute and fossil fuel booster Gov. Pat McCrory are the headline speakers Thursday at an energy conference in Wilmington.

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  7. Tillis, Hagan meet for 2nd NC Senate debateRead the original story

    Tuesday Oct 7 | WBTV

    The major-party candidates for U.S. Senate in North Carolina are meeting in the first of two televised debates this week. Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis were scheduled to participate in a debate Tuesday night at the University of North Carolina Television studios, moderated by George Stephanopoulos.

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  8. NC highway sign to honor life of Abraham GallowayRead the original story

    Friday Oct 3 | WBTV

    A North Carolina historical marker in Wilmington is honoring the life of Abraham Galloway, who escaped slavery and became a legislator. Galloway was born in 1837 in what is now Southport to a slave and a free white man.

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  9. Plan: Examine limits on Wilmington tattoo parlorsRead the original story

    Thursday Oct 2 | WBTV

    A new three-year plan for the future of downtown Wilmington suggests the city consider prohibiting new tattoo parlors as well as vapor shops where e-cigarettes are sold in the central business district. The StarNews of Wilmington reports the suggestion is included in a new report from Wilmington Downtown Inc. - a partnership between Wilmington, New Hanover County and the private sector.

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  10. NC doctor's license suspended for drug useRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 30 | WBTV

    Multiple media outlets reported that the North Carolina Medical Board also has fined Dr. Timothy Han of Surf City $5,000 The medical board said Han self-prescribed and self-administered testosterone, tested positive for anabolic steroids and suffered from opiate abuse. The board also concluded earlier this month that Han did not meet standards of medical practice in North Carolina.

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  11. NC politicians share info about military academiesRead the original story

    Saturday Sep 27 | WBTV

    North Carolina politicians are telling smart high school students about opportunities that follow if they are accepted into West Point or one of America's other military service academies. U.S. senators and congressmen nominate students in their districts each year to attend our nation's service academies.

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  12. Brevard woman pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-runRead the original story

    Monday Sep 22 | WBTV

    A Brevard woman has pleaded guilty to felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle in the 2013 death of a Wilmington cyclist. Local media outlets report 24-year-old Judith Margaret Nemeth was sentenced Monday in New Hanover Superior Court to from 13 months to 25 months in prison after her plea.

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  13. Rain, warm weather likely to extend ragweed seasonRead the original story

    Sunday Sep 21 | WBTV

    Allergy sufferers, grab your tissues. Prolonged rain and a later-than-normal cooling trend could lead to an extended ragweed season in eastern North Carolina.

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  14. NC electric cooperatives warn customer of scamRead the original story

    Sep 20, 2014 | WBTV

    Officials with North Carolina's electric cooperatives are warning consumers that there's a scam making the rounds that threatens their finances and personal information. The officials say the scammers call customers and pose as workers with Duke Energy in Wilmington.

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  15. McCrory, Tata to unveil NC transportation planRead the original story

    Sep 17, 2014 | WBTV

    Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to unveil his administration's plan to help ensure North Carolina has the transportation infrastructure it needs for a growing population in the next generation. McCrory and state Transportation Secretary Tony Tata prepared to visit four airports Wednesday to unveil what's being called the "Governor's 25-Year Vision."

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  16. NJ Gov. Christie helps Tillis in NC Senate raceRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | WBTV

    Potential Republican presidential contender Chris Christie says he's concentrating on getting U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis elected and as many Republican governors elected this year as he can. Christie stumped for Tillis in Wilmington on Tuesday, attending a private fundraiser and then stopping by a local restaurant.

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  17. NJ Gov. Chris Christie visiting South CarolinaRead the original story

    Sep 16, 2014 | WBTV

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is making his first visit to South Carolina, the home of the GOP's first presidential primary in the South. Christie is visiting Tuesday as chairman of the Republican Governors Association, attending a pair of fundraisers for Gov. Nikki Haley and a governor's association event.

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  18. NAACP planning voting rights rally in WilmingtonRead the original story

    Sep 15, 2014 | WBTV

    The rally on Monday is being organized by the NAACP and other groups that have been involved in protests of conservative public policy at the North Carolina Legislature. North Carolina NAACP leader the Rev.

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  19. More Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 14, 2014 | WBTV

    Losing a push-up contest in front of crowd is one thing, but losing as a JROTC cadet to an opponent much smaller, younger and wearing sandals has got to be tough to deal with. As a part of the "Stand at Attention" fundraiser at Independence Mall in Wilmington, young cadets went up against onlookers in fitness challenges including planks, push-ups, sit-ups, etc.

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  20. Cooper on campaign to educate college consumersRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2014 | WBTV

    A Mid-South woman with a mystery illness is desperate for help that can keep her alive. WMC Action News 5 shared the story of Shanyna Isom in a special report in 2012; she grows fingernails through WMC Action News 5 shared the story of Shanyna Isom in a special report in 2012; she grows fingernails through the hair follicles in her skin.

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