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Archive - Jul 3, 2009

What would the Founding Fathers think now?

It's been 233 years since that sweltering Philadelphia June when Thomas Jefferson sequestered himself in a small apartment a few blocks west along Market Street from the Pennsylvania State House.

Friends reflect on life of Wilmington's Ed Kramer

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videoWith Independence Day almost here, we learn more about a Wilmington man who died serving his country. National Guardsman, Ed Kramer died earlier this week in Iraq. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. Full story...
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Preparations continue as Battleship Blast excitement grows

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videoSaturday night many of us will look to the skies to celebrate the Fourth of July. Friday, WWAY's Joe Mauceri took a look at the work that goes into getting ready for the nation's birthday. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Pleasure Island: Booming Carolina Beach Boardwalk

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videoFrom the beautiful sights of Carolina Beach, to its tastes, this year the boardwalk's got a bit more to offer in terms of entertainment. The amusements and businesses are reaping the benefits. Full story...
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Father-son duo arrested in drug trafficking charges

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has arrested a father-son duo, after seizing more than a quarter million dollars in cocaine and cash Thursday. Full story...
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Packages from Home, helping troops who fight for our freedom

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As we celebrate our independence this weekend, WWAY wants to help honor the men and women who continue to fight for our freedom. That is why we are partnering with the Big Talker FM, the Pender Post, the Local News Review and other sponsors for Packages from Home. Full story...
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Tuberculosis results back for Brunswick County Jail

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The tuberculosis tests are back for people possibly exposed to the disease in the Brunswick County Jail. Of the four hundred plus tests administered to inmates and employees, 33 people tested positive. Full story...
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South Carolina fears work of possible serial killer

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There have been four murders in six days. Now, South Carolina authorities say a serial killer may be on the loose. Full story...
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Southport festival warms up for Fourth celebrations

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videoThe sounds of the Brunswick Big Band soothed the crowd on the first night of the 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival. Forty to fifty thousand people are expected to attend this year's festivities. Full story...
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Four NC Guardsmen die in explosion, one Wilmington soldier

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The military has confirmed that four North Carolina National Guard soldiers have been killed in Iraq, one of them from Wilmington, thirty-nine-year-old Staff Sergeant Ed Kramer. Full story...
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Southport welcomes new US citizens

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Independence Day will take on new meaning for many North Carolina residents. Friday's the day they become US citizens. Full story...
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Firework safety for the little ones

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Each year, fireworks cause more than 30,000 fires and injure nearly 10,000 people. It is important to know how to use them safely, and to know what's legal. Full story...
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