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Archive - Jul 2009

Carolina Beach sees large amount of visitors, some crime

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videoCome to the north end of Carolina Beach on the weekends, and it will look a little bit like a can sardines. Hundreds of people camped out, enjoying the beach. But somewhere in the mix, things can easily go wrong. Full story...
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Cash for Clunkers hopes to get buyers into new wheels

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videoOut with the old car, and in with the new. That is the idea behind the government's Cash for Clunkers program, which got on the road Monday. Uncle Sam has put aside a billion dollars to get your gas guzzler off the streets; you just have to spend your share on a new set of wheels. Full story...
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Practicing cell phone courtesy

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videoJuly marks National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, reminding us to practice proper cell phone etiquette and think twice before we pick up a call in public. WWAY's Hailey Winslow is at the iDesk with more. Full story...
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Many look for a fast track into the workforce

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videoMore and more people are choosing to head back to school these days, at least for a little while. It seems fast track degrees have become the source for staying in the job market. WWAY's Margo Gray explains. Full story...
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Fire claims house at Wrightsville Beach

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videoFive people escaped without injury from an early morning fire at a Wrightsville Beach home. But the house appears to be a total loss. Full story...
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Report: Mary Easley rarely spent full days at work

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A published report says logs of former first lady Mary Easley's everyday activities show she rarely spent a full day on the campus where she held a job she is now fighting to regain. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: Hurricanes, Typhoons, and Cyclones

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videoNews of our Atmosphere Academy is spreading across the eastern states. Monday, meteorologist Jerry Jackson answers a question for students visiting from Virginia. Full story...

Former WWAY station manager passes at age 85

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A former member of the WWAY family has died. Charles Dayton Martin Jr. was a station manager at WWAY for several years in the 1980's. He was a big part of the Wilmington media; serving in leadership roles at WMFD Radio and WECT TV before coming to WWAY. Full story...
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Marine Corps League to meet in NC in 2010

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The Marines are beginning a slow march to Greensboro. The News & Record of Greensboro reported Monday that an estimated 4,000 to 6,000 Marines and former Marines are expected to attend the Marine Corps League 2010 national convention. Full story...
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NC snack food factory resuming limited production

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Workers are restarting production at a North Carolina snack food factory damaged by a fatal explosion last month. Full story...
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Man accused of killing father scheduled for trial

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A North Carolina man accused of killing his father and then opening fire at his former high school is scheduled to go to trial. Full story...
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Two suspects wanted for Wrightsville Beach robbery

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Wrightsville Beach Police need your help. Detectives are looking for two suspects wanted for stealing beach bags from Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Deadly cases of mosquito-borne disease found in Columbus/New Hanover counties

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Public health officials are on alert after cases of a deadly mosquito-borne disease were found in Columbus and New Hanover counties. Full story...
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State budget goes back to drawing board

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House and Senate Democrats thought Tuesday was going to be an important day. They expected a vote on the state budget, but it turns out that plan quickly began to crumble. Governor Bev Perdue was apparently not happy with the deal the two Houses had made.

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Couple share vows with unique wedding

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videoThe following is a story that proves you can find love at any age. One couple managed to find each other later in life, but their love is stronger than ever. Full story...
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