Archive - Mar 13, 2008
Wilmington firefighter dies in helicopter crash
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 5:34pm.

videoCpt. John Miller was off-duty when his chopper went down off Carolina Beach Road Thursday morning. The chopper went down around 10 a.m. behind Strickland's Army Surplus Store.

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Wright's attorneys criticize special House session
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 4:23pm.

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videoThe clock is winding down for state lawmakers. One week from today a special House session will decide whether or not to expel Rep. Thomas Wright. But as lawmakers create the rules, Wright's lawyers are criticizing their methods.

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Parents take son out of school over controversial book
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 4:00pm.

videoA book on a local ninth grade reading list has some parents so upset, they took their son out of school.

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Cape Fear River swimming area contaminated
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 3:50pm.

videoSwimmers beware: county officials have deemed a popular Cape Fear River swimming site unsafe. Researchers say the waters are contaminated.

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WPD releases name of killed pedestrian
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 3:17pm.

Wilmington police have released the name of the pedestrian killed yesterday morning.

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Thursday is World Kidney Day
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 2:51pm.

The National Kidney Foundation reports hundreds of thousands of patients receive life-saving dialysis treatments every year in the US, but it can avoided with basic testing.

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NC gets poor health grades in report
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 1:01pm.

videoReport cards are out for our state and many of the grades are below average. According to North Carolina Prevention Partners, poor nutrition, physical inactivity and tobacco use are costing the state in lives and money.

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Strickland parents plan to sue UNCW police
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 03/13/2008 - 12:16pm.

The parents of a teenager fatally shot by a sheriff's deputy plan to sue the police department at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

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