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Archive - May 28, 2008

Alzheimer's Disease numbers likely to double in coming years

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videoMore than 5,000,000 Americans have Alzheimer's, but as the baby boomers age, that number is expected to double. WWAY spoke with a local woman who is trying to balance work, raising a family and caring for her mother with Alzheimer's. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Unsolicited Faxes

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videoPatrick Nolen said his number is listed on the do not call list but that doesn't seem to be helping. Some of us have fax machines at home and even more of us use them on a regular basis at work, so you may be familiar with the concept of junk faxes. Full story...
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Greenfield Lake Park Amphitheater re-opens

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Some call it the "peoples park". New Hanover County's Greenfield Lake Park Amphitheater reopened today. Full story...
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Hurricane Preparedness: Flood Waters

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videoThe aftermath of severe weather in our region could leave flood waters that are often more damaging and deadlier than the storm itself. Full story...
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Lifeguard shortage in Wilmington

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Since it is warming up outside, more people are cooling down at our area pools. Once they get there, they might find something lacking. Full story...
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Bridge delays may not be as bad as expected

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It appears as if the threatened delays might not be as bad as first thought. The Department of Transportation has given the contractor a lot of flexibility, part of which was to start the work yesterday. Full story...
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List of threatened historic places released

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videoWhat are the most threatened historic places in our area? The Historic Wilmington Foundation has a list of nine locations. Full story...
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FCC holds town hall meeting to discuss the DTV switch

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This Saturday, we'll be 100 days out from the digital switch in the Wilmington area. Tuesday, members of the FCC held a town hall meeting in the Port City to further explain what the switch means and answer questions. FCC chairman Kevin Martin was among the speakers. Full story...
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Researchers trying to develop a better mosquito spray

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Even if mosquitoes didn't carry deadly diseases, the annoyance alone would keep us trying to spray them away. DEET has been the spray of choice for 50 years, but it's not perfect. Full story...
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Lawmakers consider changing business taxes

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A Senate committee plans to hold a hearing on several bills to change the way sales taxes are imposed on small businesses. Full story...
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Lawmaker proposes releasing immigrants to be deported

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Senate Majority Leader Tony Rand has offered another bill to reduce the number of inmates in the state's prisons. Full story...
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Delgado trial resumes after long weekend

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After the long weekend break, the Tyrone Delgado trial started up again Tuesday. Tuesday morning, DNA evidence was presented to the jury, followed by a testimony from a DNA expert. Full story...
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Brilliant idea or disaster waiting to happen?

We are less than three years removed from the worst natural disaster in our country's history. Hurricane Katrina left indelible images of some of the worst human suffering we've ever seen.