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Archive - Feb 2, 2009

Boseman wants to limit rights of private investigators

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videoHow far is too far when it comes to the rights of private investigators? State Senator Julia Boseman wants the laws to be stricter for P.I.'s. Boseman has a history with P.I.'s. Her former partner had her followed by a P.I. who wasn't properly licensed, and took pictures of her allegedly violating their child custody agreement. Full story...
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Larry Thompson sentenced to jail time for murder of Morris Cuttino

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A Wilmington man was sentenced to eighteen-and-a-half years in prison in New Hanover County Court on Monday. Larry Thompson pled guilty to three charges, including second-degree murder of Morris Cuttino in August of 2007. Full story...
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Newest version of Google Earth a big splash

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Google launched the newest version of Google Earth, now complete with an ocean, on Monday. You can now dive into the ocean and discover the underworld in 3-D as you explore shipwrecks and watch videos that reveal fascinating stories behind the wrecks and why the ships sank. Full story...
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Atkinson re-examining new water system

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videoSkyrocketing construction costs put a halt on plans for a new water system in Pender County, and now the town of Atkinson is going back to the drawing board. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry is back in business

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videoAfter a two-month hiatus for repairs, the ferry is running again. The closing did not sit well with local business owners, as is meant fewer people making the trek to Southport. Full story...
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Murrills stop by WWAY before heading off to Grammy Awards

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A Wilmington family turned gospel group is getting ready for this weekend's Grammy awards. The Murrills' debut album "Family Prayer" is nominated for Best Contemporary R-and-B Gospel Album at Sunday's awards show in Los Angeles. Full story...
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NC authorities arrest 73 in cockfighting raid

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North Carolina authorities say 73 people have been arrested after Randolph County sheriff's deputies raided a cockfighting operation. Full story...
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Officials: Faulty outlet caused NC fraternity fire

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Officials say a faulty electrical outlet caused the fire last week that gutted a fraternity house annex at East Carolina University. Full story...
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Carowinds attracts 3 times as many job seekers

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Officials at Carowinds say about 3,400 people have already applied for jobs at the amusement park, triple the usual number for this time of year. Full story...
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Fire sweeps through NC furniture plant

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Fire has burned a furniture plant in western North Carolina, but there was no immediate report of injuries. Full story...
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State holds meeting on ozone standards

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The state Division of Air Quality is holding the last of several meetings on the designation of areas not attaining the federal ozone standard in the state. Full story...
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Burr visiting Guantanamo with fellow GOP senators

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is visiting the Guantanamo Bay prison camp. Full story...
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Many gathered Sunday to mourn the death of Alton Corey Vann

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videoInvestigators continue to search for clues about who killed a 20-year-old man early Thursday morning in New Hanover County while friends and family cope with the loss. Full story...
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It was a Super Sunday for many local Steelers fans

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videoThe Pittsburgh Steelers rallied to beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 last night. WWAY’s John Rendleman, attended a colorful Steelers tailgate party that moved inside once the game started. Full story...
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Tregembo Zoo's "Woodchuck" Day

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videoMonday at the Tregembo Zoo will be all about shadow. No we are not talking about shadow the lack leopard, but the shadow of groundhog Monkey Junction Mike. Full story...
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