Archive - Jul 2009
Madoff explains scheme from NC jail
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 7:33am.

A lawyer for victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud says Madoff told him during a 4½-hour jailhouse interview in North Carolina exactly how the fraud took place. The 71-year-old Madoff was brought two weeks ago to the Butner Federal Correctional Complex about 45 miles northwest of Raleigh to begin serving a 150-year sentence.

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Bob Barker pleads to Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 7:27am.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Former game show host and longtime animal rights activist Bob Barker hopes to convince the principal chief of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to quit displaying bears in pits and cages.

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Man found guilty of killing wife
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 7:21am.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that at Robeson County jury deliberated about five hours over two days before reaching a verdict Tuesday afternoon in the trial of Myron Britt.

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Barth released by Chiefs
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/29/2009 - 6:46am.

Wilmington native Connor Barth has been waived by the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, just four days prior to the start of training camp.

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Law enforcement steps up attempt to stop local gang crimes
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 5:37pm.

videoViolent crime in our area is often associated with gang activity. According to law enforcement, most of the major gangs are here. Wilmington Police and the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department Gang Task Force met Tuesday in an attempt to ratchet up the fight.

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Boseman's bill to stop Titan denied again
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 5:22pm.

The latest attempt to stall the development of a new cement plant in Castle Hayne failed in Raleigh Tuesday. Despite support from dozens of local residents, the Senate Commerce Committee refused to re-examine a bill for a Titan moratorium.

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Small Business, Big Deals: Healthcare's bite on small business
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 5:21pm.

videoPresident Obama's push for health care reform could have a big impact on small businesses. Today, our Small Business Big Deal series takes a look at how one health care provider juggles caring for her patients...

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Smartphones and company vanity numbers
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 5:03pm.

videoBusinesses have often gravitated towards toll free numbers like 1-800-Flowers and 1-800-Contacts, so that people can easily remember the number to dial when they need to place an order. WWAY's Hailey Winslow lets us know why that trend is changing.

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