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Archive - Jul 20, 2009

Women's correctional facility in danger of shutting down

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videoA few months ago we told you about a women's correctional facility at risk of shutting down. The Wilmington Residential Facility is a home for women serving criminal sentences, but who also work and contribute to the community. Full story...
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The history behind the CFCC Marine Tech program

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videoCape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program could soon hit rock bottom. The state is proposing a new budget that would cut the lines to the program's offshore training; the only one of it's kind on the east coast. Full story...
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Suspected murderer makes court appearance

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A Wilmington man suspected of murder has turned himself in to authorities. Monday, Leroy Bernard Sampson Jr. made his first appearance in court. Sampson was quickly ushered into a New Hanover County courtroom to appear before a judge. Full story...
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Alternative energy summit discusses benefits of greener fuels

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videoA year ago gas prices reached four dollars per gallon and consumers were calling for alternative sources of energy. Monday at UNCW, Representative Mike McIntyre hosted an alternative energy summit. Full story...
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Attorney General Cooper visits Badges for Baseball

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North Carolina’s top cop took to the mound in Wilmington Monday. Attorney General Roy Cooper visited the Badges for Baseball program at the community Boys and Girls Club. Full story...
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UNCW receives stimulus money for new marine biotechnology facility

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videoFederal stimulus money is headed to UNCW, for a new marine biotechnology facility. As WWAY's Margo Gray tells us, it promises advancements for the university, and our community. Full story...
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Work started to alleviate College Road traffic

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If you have ever traveled College Road, you have probably spent some time stuck in traffic. The City of Wilmington is taking steps to alleviate some of that congestion by next summer. Crews have already started work to widen Independence Boulevard. Full story...
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Refresher for law enforcement on handling people with mental illnesses

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Local members of the National Association of Mental Illnesses worked to educate law enforcement Monday, on how to handle people with mental illness. They also got a refresher on the local laws surrounding mental illness. Full story...
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Firefighters battle Carolina Beach blaze, one treated for heat exhaustion

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A Carolina Beach firefighter suffered heat exhaustion, after battling a fire Monday morning in Carolina Beach. The call at 207 Teakwood Drive came in at about 8:30 a.m. Full story...
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Cox Enterprises agrees to sell 13 NC newspapers

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Cox Enterprises Inc. says it has agreed to sell more than a dozen North Carolina newspapers to a company headed by the son of late billionaire Jack Kent Cooke. Full story...
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NC Continental plant expands despite car slump

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A subsidiary of German tire and car parts maker Continental AG plans to expand operations at a North Carolina brake systems factory despite slack parts demand from auto makers. Full story...
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Legislation would allow beer samples in NC stores

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Legislation being considered in North Carolina would give grocery shoppers a chance to sample beer and ale in addition to wine tastings already allowed in the store aisles. Full story...
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Workers resume schedules at NC Slim Jim plant

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Employees at a Slim Jim snack factory in North Carolina are back on the job in the plant that was severely damaged by a gas explosion last month. Full story...
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NY man arrested in slaying of father in NC

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Police have arrested a New York man and charged him with killing his father, a community leader in a North Carolina city. Full story...
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NC congressman to host alternative energy summit

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A North Carolina congressman is hosting a summit focusing on alternative energy and how southeastern counties can benefit. Full story...
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