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UPDATE: State denies charter school application for Virgo; school board reacts
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 4:12pm.

video The application passed its initial review yesterday by a sub-committee; however, when the application came before the entire board today, it was denied with the primary reason being concerns about the design of the governance of the proposed charter school board.

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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA tables vote on holiday bonuses for employees
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 2:48pm.

video Recent decisions by Wilmington City Council and the Brunswick County School Board to hand out employee bonuses have upset many tax payers. The question of pay hikes during the down economy was up for debate again this morning; this time by the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority.

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Gov. Perdue vetoes death-row racial bias bill
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 11:59am.

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue has vetoed a bill that would have essentially repealed a 2009 law designed to address alleged racial bias in death penalty cases.

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FIRST ON 3: UNCW to consider tuition hike Friday
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:24am.

Students at UNCW could be in store for yet another tuition and fee hike. The Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Friday.

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Billy Graham's son says father is recovering well
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 10:01am.

The Rev. Franklin Graham says his father, evangelist Billy Graham, is recovering well from his latest bout of pneumonia.

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Time names 'The Protester' as 'Person of Year'
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 12/14/2011 - 9:28am.

"The Protester" has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2011.

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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Dec. 13
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 11:46pm.

video On Tuesday night we featured high school basketball action from Leland and Wilmington. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night's play. Click play video to see it all in case you weren't with us Tuesday night at 11 for sports. This includes a jolly man in red. Yes, Santa made an appearance in Leland for a high school basketball game.

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ONLY ON 3: Former band teacher pleads guilty, relationship with student detailed
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Tue, 12/13/2011 - 11:43pm.

video It's been nearly a year since a former North Brunswick High School band director was accused of sexting a student. Today Mark Riel pleaded guilty. WWAY was the only media outlet in the courtroom as Riel entered his plea.

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