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WWAY's Thursday night sports - April 12
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 10:35pm.

video WWAY's Thursday night sports previewed the Jordan Brand Classic high school basketball all-star games in Charlotte on Saturday. We also previewed the Azalea Festival’s amateur boxing tournament that will take place on Saturday and Sunday in Wilmington. We checked out high school track & field and lacrosse action, as well.

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Wrightsville Beach group one step closer to butt-free beach
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 10:06pm.

video The debate on whether to ban smoking continued tonight at the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting. Supporters of the ban got one step closer to reaching their dream of a butt free beach. A group supporting the smoking ban presented the board with a stack of signed petitions.

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Kenny Loggins brings hits to the Azalea Festival concert
Submitted by Chris Phillips on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 9:00pm.

Singer, song writer Kenny Loggins played for the Azalea Festival Thursday night at Trask Coliseum

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Explore With George: Cole Bros. Circus
Submitted by wway news on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 7:06pm.

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FIRST ON 3: The City of Wilmington's proposal to hire Ripken Design to manage ballpark project
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 5:13pm.

Just one day after Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves announced they had secured private financing to build a new baseball stadium in Wilmington, City Manager Sterling Cheatham has drawn up a proposal to hire Ripken Design of Baltimore, MD, to manage the city's baseball project manager.

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Azalea Festival, 'Bachelor' Celebrity Ashley Spivey back in the Port City
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 4:37pm.

video One of the Azalea Festival's celebrities is making a bit of a homecoming this week. Ashley Spivey, famous for her role on ABC's 'The Bachelor', is a UNCW graduate.

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Wilmington Bypass work progresses, bridge painting resumes Wednesday
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:54pm.

video With the number of construction projects going on in our area, orange barrels have become a part of the everyday scenery. From bridge repairs to resurfacing roads, there's a lot of work going on right now. One big project that's halfway done is expected to relieve congestion between Wilmington and Leland.

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Protestors rally outside circus
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:50pm.

A group of protestors rallied near the airport this afternoon as advocates of the animals at the circus. They say the animals involved in the circus this weekend are constantly abused and mistreated. They want people to know that cruelty is not entertainment.

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